Graduate Forms for Current Students

Department of Communication Forms


Department of Communication Forms (Commonly Used) 

MA Forms:

Nomination of MA Advisor

MA Thesis Proposal Form

Graduate Division MA Committee Nomination

Graduate Division MA Committee Changes

MA-Defense Requirement Grid & Results

PhD Forms:

Nomination of PhD Advisor

Graduate Division PhD Committee Nomination

Graduate Division Doctoral Committee Changes

Qualifying Exam Option Form - Committee approval for two-quarter qualifying exam period

Graduate Division Report of Qualifying Exam Results

PhD Dissertation Proposal Meeting

Report on Doctoral Degree Final Defense

Course Requirement Grids (used for progress planning & annual review):

MA-Only Course Requirement Grid

MA/PhD & PhD Only Requirement Grid - Dual requirement grid document

Directed Reading & Directed Research Contracts:

COMM 593 Directed Reading Contract

COMM 596A Directed Research Contract


Request for Exception to Employment - Employment in excess of 50%, beyond departmental normative time, academic probation.  Return to Department for processing.

Eligibility Verification - Completed by hiring department and submitted to department

Leave of Absence:

Filing LOA - One-time filing leave option & must be registered preceding academic quarter

Leave of Absence - Leave for medical/health difficulties, parenting/pregnancy, emergencies in immediate family, armed services/military duties

In Absentia - Leave outside of California for full academic quarter & must be directly related to degree research (faculty approval required)


Academic Progress Plan

Outside Department Approval (UCSB course)

Outside-course Approval (non-UCSB)