I am currently in a Masters program which was supposed to take 2 years and I am in my third year. I was completed with my research in my 2nd year and only continued because my supervisors felt I was missing an essential part of my studies. I agreed to the further studies, and submitted an application for approval in August last year. I heard nothing back, even though I pestered everyone, until January of this year, after I basically begged the committee for an answer. I got the approval, through no one's help but my own. The next available date for me to start my additional research was in February. It would delay me from graduating in June as I had originally planned, but I accepted it. I began in February. The study was supposed to take one month. I finished it in May, due to a lack of support from my supervisors who would not lift a finger to help me, even when there was a delay out of my control but within theirs. I was told that they would not intervene, as they would ngo risk upsetting anyone, but I was welcome to fight my own battle. I did. Still, I finished the study in May.
At this point, I had already submitted my thesis to them with the intention that they would review it, and we could fix it and once I got the results of the latest study, I would put them in and would be able to submit my thesis immediately. That was in April.
They got back to me last week Friday telling me I had additional research to do. In frustration, I requested a meeting with them. They have not replied.
Other instances which have frustrated me include: Taking over a year to submit my paper to be published (note that during this time, no changes were made and the paper was accepted with minor revisions so no idea why it took so long), making me write a paper within 3 days and 8 months later it still hasn't even been looked at, ignoring all requests for help, ignoring all emails, demanding that I reply to their emails with immediacy and then ignoring me, demanding that I do other work for them which does not constitute part of my program, and I have a whole other list but at this point I'm too drained to continue.
What do I do? I'm depressed and I HAVE TO GRADUATE, and they just don't seem to care. I can't afford to be there another year, doing NOTHING.
Do I report them? I don't want to burn bridges, but I don't see a way around it...
Thanks in advance...