Forms and Resources

Forms and additional information about the graduate programs in the Department of Communication are below. For any information not listed here, please contact the Graduate Office at (313) 577-2945 or comm.grad@wayne.edu.

PHD FORMS

Students applying to the PhD Program:

Application Materials

About PhD program (flyer) 

Dual PhD in Communciation and Urban Sustainability

PhD Handbook 

Apply now (WSU graduate application)

Assistantship application materials

Graduate Assistantship application for new students (Currently enrolled students seeking to apply for a GA position should use this form).

GA Work Rules and Policy 

Documents used throughout the program:

Annual Review/Individual Development Plan (due annually):
Instructions
Form 

Course Rotation (coming soon)

Change of Advisor 

Petition for a Directed Study course 

Conference Travel Support application:
Travel Application 
Travel Reimbursement Instructions 

Rumble Dissertation Completion Fellowship Application 

Incomplete Course Contract 

Petition to Repeat a Graduate Course 

My Forms Dashboard  (Where all pending and completed online forms with Graduate School are located). 

Plan of Work materials:

Plan of Work Worksheet (This requires department approval before you complete the Transfer of Credit and Graduate School Plan of Work documents). 

Graduate School official Plan of Work

Transfer of Credit form (When completing this form, you must note WSU courses that are equivalent to the courses you are transferring. If no equivalent course exists, put a course level equivalent instead (e.g., 6xxx or 7xxx).

Change to Plan of Work Form 

Qualifying Examination forms:

Exam Committee Form 

Exam Procedures for Student and Advisors 

Schedule Form 

Committee evaluation form (for committee members/advisor) 

Oral Defense Report form 

Recommendation for Candidacy Status form 

Dissertation Prospectus Forms:

Graduate School Dissertation Format Guidelines 

Prospectus Defense Form 

Conflict of Interest Form 

Assessment Rubric for Prospectus (for Department Assessment) (for Faculty Advisor to complete at time of successful defense) 

Dissertation Forms:

Dissertation Research Support Funding Applications:

COM Department's application 

Graduation School's application 

Defense/Graduation Forms

Dissertation Defense Final Report 

Conflict of Interest Form 

Assessment of Dissertation for Department Assessment (for Faculty Advisor to complete at time of successful defense) 

Graduate School Final Requirements (Scroll to bottom of linked page to see the "Final Requirement Forms; these are required to graduate) 

 

M.A. FORMS

Application & Graduate Assistantship application materials:

About the MA Program (flyer) 

Dispute Resolution (MADR) Program Flyer 

MA Handbook 

Apply now (WSU graduate application) 

Petition for Transfer of Graduate Credit 

Graduate Assistantship application for new students 

Graduate Assistantship application for current students 

*Please note that most GTA positions are reserved for PhD students. We do have specialized positions in television production and coaching for the speech/debate teams that are sometimes available for MA applicants. Please check with the Director of Graduate Studies about those positions.

GA Work Rules and Policy 

MA Funding and Scholarship opportunities

Graduate School funding options 

COM Department Scholarships:

Loepp Family Endowed Scholarship 

Winifred Clephane Endowed Graduate Scholarship in Communication (Information available in Academic Works ((wayne.academicworks.com)) when the scholarship application period is open)

Documents used throughout the program:

Course Rotation (coming soon)

Change of Advisor 

Petition for a Directed Study Course 

Conference Travel Financial Support application

Conference Travel Reimbursement Instructions 

Incomplete Course Contract 

Petition to Repeat a Graduate Course 

Plan of Work Forms:

Plan of Work Form 

Change to Plan of Work

MA Essay/Thesis Information and Forms:

Guidelines for the Masters Essay 

Guidelines for the Masters Thesis & approval form 

Graduate School MA Thesis Information 

Graduate School format requirements for MA thesis 

Department funding for MA thesis research 

Graduate School funding for MA research 

MA in Dispute Resolution Forms:

Dispute Resolution (MADR) Suggested Electives List 

Dispute Resolution (MADR) online Plan of Work builder (beta version) 

Coursework Requirement Checksheets

Communication Studies

Dispute Resolution (MADR) 

Dispute Resolution and Law (MADR/JD) 

Journalism 

Media Arts 

Media Studies 

Media Arts and Studies 

Public Relations & Organizational Communication 

Graduate Certificates:

Handbook 

Communication & New Media 

Health Communication 

Risk and Crisis Communication 

Dispute Resolution 

Graduate Advising: 

cleomoody advisor

Email ac3055@wayne.edu to schedule an appointment. 

Graduate Advising Location:

555 Manoogian Hall (5th floor)
906 W. Warren Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
Detroit, MI 48201
313-577-2943

Office location map.