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 (Updated January 2021)

Apply now (WSU graduate application) 

Petition for Transfer of Graduate Credit 

Graduate Assistantship application for new students*

Graduate Assistantship application for current students*

GA Work Rules and Policy 

*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.

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 (W2021-S/S2025)

Change of Advisor 

Agreement to receive MA credit for 5000-level courses

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

*Media Arts & Studies students should consult with a Media Arts and Studies faculty advisor when developing their plan of work.

MA Essay/Creative Project* or 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  

*Media Arts & Studies students inserted in a Creative Project should consult with a Media Arts and Studies faculty advisor before beginning.

Coursework Requirement Checklists

Communication Studies


Media Arts and Studies 

Media Arts 

Media Studies

Public Relations & Organizational Communication 

Graduate Certificates:

MA and GC Handbook

GC in Communication & New Media (online)

GC in Health Communication

GC in Risk and Crisis Communication (online)


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.