Master's 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

Application & Graduate Assistantship application materials:

About the MA 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 list of graduate funding opportunities

COM Department Scholarships:

Loepp Family Endowed Scholarship 

Winifred Clephane Endowed Graduate Scholarship in Communication (Information available in Academic Works (( 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  

Coursework Requirement Checklists

Communication Studies


Media Arts 

Media Studies 

Media Arts and Studies 

Public Relations & Organizational Communication 

Graduate Certificates:

MA and GC Handbook 

Communication & New Media 

Health Communication 

Risk and Crisis Communication 


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.