Resources, Forms and Information

Permit Form for Internship, Independent Study and Thesis hours: COMS 639, 697, 699

All M.A. students must file a Committee Approval Form by the end of their first year of study. It should be completed and signed by all members of your committee.

Thesis Students:

These forms are required of all students who are completing a thesis as part of their degree program:

Report of Prospectus Meeting 

IRB Inquiry Form 

Thesis Committee Approval Form 

Request to change a thesis committee 

Request to defend thesis 

Results of Oral Defense of Thesis 

Non-thesis Students:

All students who do not elect to write a thesis must complete a written examination.

Competency Area Approval Form

Report of Examination 

All of the requirements for the M.A. Program can be found in the Handbook (PDF)


Departmental calendar for graduate students (PDF)

The Graduate School Calendar 

Tentative 2016/17 Course Offerings

This is a list of the courses that are tentatively scheduled for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017. Courses offerings may change based on enrollments and changes in faculty schedules.

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