Department of Communication Forms
Department of Communication Forms (Commonly Used) - DocuSign or Adobe Signatures Accepted
Additional Graduate Division forms and descriptions can be found here: Forms & Petitions
Nomination of MA Advisor (DocuSign PowerForm)
MA Thesis Proposal Meeting (DocuSign PowerForm)
Graduate Division MA Committee Nomination (DocuSign PowerForm)
Graduate Division MA Committee Changes
MA-Defense Requirement Grid & Results
Nomination of PhD Advisor (DocuSign PowerForm)
Graduate Division PhD Committee Nomination (DocuSign PowerForm)
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 (DocuSign PowerForm)
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
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 (DocuSign PowerForm) - One-time filing leave option & must be registered preceding academic quarter. Contact Graduate Division for advising.
Leave of Absence (DocuSign PowerForm) - Leave for medical/health difficulties, parenting/pregnancy, emergencies in immediate family, armed services/military duties.
In Absentia - Live outside of California for full academic quarter & need for leave must be directly related to degree research (faculty approval required). May not take Filing LOA prior to In Absentia.
Part-Time Status Registration Petition - Part-time status for medical/health, occupation, or family responsibility reasons. For non-ABD doctoral students only.
8-Unit Enrollment Exception (DocuSign PowerForm)
Outside Department Approval (UCSB course)
Outside-course Approval (non-UCSB)
ASE Duties & Responsibilities Department Checklist