Normative Time


Normative Time is the elapsed time, calculated to the nearest semester, which students would need to complete all requirements for the doctorate, assuming that they are engaged in full-time study and making adequate progress toward their degrees. Normative Times for doctoral programs have been recommended by TBSI faculty and approved by the Academic Advisory Committee (AAC). The typical Normative Time is 4 to 5 years for doctoral students without Master’s degrees and 3 to 4 years for those with Master’s degrees.