Graduate Handbook & Forms

Please work with the Student Affairs Manager to complete required forms and configure DocuSign.

Additional Graduate Division forms and policies including Academic Progress Plans, Leaves of Absence, Employment Exceptions, and more can be found here: Forms & Petitions. Whenever these forms become relevant to your situation, please discuss with the Student Affairs Manager.

MA Forms:

Nomination of MA Advisor

MA Thesis Proposal Meeting Report

MA Committee Nomination - Please login to GradPoint Student to nominate your committee


PhD Forms:

Nomination of PhD Advisor

PhD Committee Nomination - Please login to GradPoint Student to nominate your committee

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

Graduate Division Report of Qualifying Exam Results

PhD Dissertation Proposal Meeting Report

Report on Doctoral Degree Final Defense


Course Requirement Grids (available via the General Catalog):

Please communicate with the Student Affairs Manager regularly to keep your grid up-to-date.

MA Requirements

PhD Requirements


Directed Reading & Directed Research Contracts:
 

COMM 593 Directed Reading Contract

COMM 596A Directed Research Contract


Miscellaneous:

8-Unit Enrollment Exception

Outside Department Approval (UCSB course)

Outside-course Approval (non-UCSB)

Graduate Handbooks (PDF)

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