PhD 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) 577-2953 or email the graduate director, Dr. Kelly Young at

Application Materials

Assistantship application and related materials

GTA instructional resources

Documents used throughout the program

Course Add or directed study requests:

Change advisor/committee membership forms:

Conference Travel/Professional Development Funding:

Incomplete/Repeat a Course forms:

Rumble Fellowship:

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). If you are transfering WSU MA credits, you do not need to use this form. List the WSU coures on the Plan of Work and insert (MA) after each course title.
  • Change to Plan of Work Form 

Qualifying Examination/PhD Candidacy forms:

Pre-Exam Resources

Committee Evaluation Materials

Forms to be initiated for the Oral Defense

Dissertation Prospectus Forms:

Forms to be initated for the defense:

Advisor Materials:

Dissertation Forms:

Dissertation Research Support Funding Applications:

Final defense/Graduation forms:

Advisor/committee Materials:

Career Resources:

Graduate Advising

cleomoody advisor

Email to schedule an appointment. 

Graduate Advising Location:

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

Office location map.