What if I cannot finish in 2.5 years?

Although most students generally complete the degree in 2.5 to 3 years, because of varying and individual circumstances some students may need to take longer, which is fine. Per Miami University Graduate School requirements, all master's level students must complete their requirements for the master's degree by December 31 of their fifth year of study; in other words, a student admitted in 2020 has until December 31, 2025 to complete the degree requirements.