A leave of absence (LOA) from the UNH Ph.D. program is an interruption in the formal program of study for extenuating circumstances and may only be taken with approval of Associate Provost for Graduate Studies, considering the academic department’s recommendation.
A LOA may be for personal, medical, professional, or parental reasons and may be granted for up to one year at a time. If more than one year is needed, another application would be required.
A student must notify the registrar in writing of the intent to end the LOA and resume registering.
Students may complete INC grades during a LOA, but no other formal program progress may be made during that time.
The duration of an approved LOA will not be counted toward the time limits set to complete the Ph.D. program or its component phases.
A LOA cannot be back-dated.
A student not registered without an approved LOA will be presumed to have withdrawn from the program and will be notified in writing to that effect.