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​Professor Lindsay Holden with Communication MA Students

COURSE FORMS

Graduate Level Independent Study Contract

Students wishing to enroll in an Independent Study (COMM866) must print and complete the form linked above. Form is to be submitted, with a completed Independent Study proposal, to the Communication Department Main Office. Students can only be enrolled in COMM866 by the Communication Department staff.

 

CURRICULAR FORMS

Advanced Degree Application

The application linked above must be completed by all graduate students in the semester they plan to graduate. The deadlines are as follow: September 15 for December degree conferral, December 2 for Winter degree conferral, February 15 for May degree conferral, and May 15 for August degree conferral. Upon completion of this form, with all the required signatures, the original must go to the Office of Graduate & Professional Education (234 Hullihen Hall).

 

Change of Classification Form for Graduate Students

Any student that would like to change from the doctoral program to the MA program in the Department of Communication or would like to officially change their PhD concentration must complete the form linked above. Upon completion of this form, with all the required signatures, the student must submit a copy of the form to the Department of Communication's Director of Graduate Studies and the original must go to the Office of Graduate & Professional Education (234 Hullihen Hall).

 

Request for Transfer of Graduate Credit

Prior to the completion of the form linked above the student must be in contact with the Department of Communication's Director of Graduate Studies about the possibility that a course could transfer to UD. A copy of the course's syllabus must be provided in order to be considered. If the Director of Graduate Studies agrees to the transfer the student must complete the above-attached form, acquire the necessary signatures, give a copy to the Director of Graduate Studies, and the original must go to the Office of Graduate & Professional Education (234 Hullihen Hall).

 

Course Substitution Request Form for Graduate Degree Programs

This form is for any graduate student that would like to use a course not offered by the Department of Communication or not currently on the list of accepted courses for one of the degree requirements (Research Competency Courses, Concentration Courses) to fulfill a degree requirement. Before this form can be completed the course must be vetted by the student's Academic Adviser and the Department of Communication's Director of Graduate Studies. Once this course is approved the form linked above must be completed (with required signatures), a copy given to the Director of Graduate Studies, and the original must go to the Office of Graduate & Professional Education (234 Hullihen Hall).

 

PhD DEGREE FORMS

 

Thesis and Dissertation Manual

This manual lays out the guidelines of the Office of Graduate and Professional Education as to how an MA thesis or a Doctoral Dissertation must be formatted and written.

 

PhD Candidacy Exams Committee Form

PhD students must use the form linked above to establish who will make up the members of their candidacy exams committee. Once all required signatures from committee members, their academic adviser, and the Director of Graduate Studies are acquired this form must be submitted to the Communication Department main office.

 

PhD Candidacy Exams Oral Defense Form

Students must bring the form linked above to the oral defense of their candidacy exams. The committee chair and members must sign this form once the student's oral defense is assessed. Upon completion of the oral defense this form must be submitted to the Communication Department main office.

 

Doctoral Dissertation Committee Form

A PhD student's doctoral dissertation committee must have a minimum of four members and a maximum of six members. At least two members of the committee must be members of the faculty of the Department of Communication. At least one member of the committee must come from another academic department. All members of the committee must have a doctoral degree. Once all required signatures from committee members and the Director of Graduate Studies are acquired this form must be submitted to the Communication Department main office.

 

Doctoral Dissertation Candidacy Recommendation Form

Upon the defense of the dissertation proposal a PhD student must download and complete the form linked above. Upon completion of this form, with all the required signatures, the student must submit a copy of the form to the Department of Communication's Director of Graduate Studies and the original must go to the Office of Graduate & Professional Education (234 Hullihen Hall).

 

Request to Change Dissertation Committee

If at any point a PhD student would like to change the members of their dissertation committee they must complete the form linked above. Upon completion of this form, with all the required signatures, the student must submit a copy of the form to the Department of Communication's Director of Graduate Studies and the original must go to the Office of Graduate & Professional Education (234 Hullihen Hall).

 

Dissertation Defense Form

At least two weeks prior to the oral defense of the dissertation the PhD student must complete the online form linked above. This will place their dissertation defense onto the campus-wide dissertation defense schedule.

 

Certification of Doctoral Dissertation Defense

Students must bring the form linked above to the oral defense of their dissertation. The committee chair and members must sign this form once the student's oral defense is assessed, indicating if in their opinion the student passed or failed. Upon completion of the oral defense the student must submit a copy of the form to the Department of Communication's Director of Graduate Studies and the original must go to the Office of Graduate & Professional Education (234 Hullihen Hall).

 

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