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Communication Studies Graduate Program


The Prospectus

As soon as possible after the appointment of their advisory committee, and before beginning the actual preparation of their thesis, students should submit to the committee a proposal. This prospectus should indicate (1) the purpose of the investigation, (2) its scope, (3) its importance, and (4) its scholarly method. The committee members may act on the prospectus, at the discretion of the dissertation advisor, either individually or in group conference.

Preparing the Manuscript

Instructions regarding the preparation of manuscripts may be obtained from the Graduate School.It is the responsibility of the student to comply in every respect with the thesis and dissertation regulations established by the Graduate School.

Processing the Thesis

Not later than one week before their final oral examination, candidates must make available enough copies of their thesis so that each member of their examining committee will have an opportunity to read it prior to the examination.

After the oral examination the student will be asked to make corrections if necessary to the thesis.  All committee committee will sign the title page, and the acceptance page is signed by the faculty advisor only.  After the faculty advisor has accepted the corrections the student will deposit a hard copy of the title and acceptance page to the College Office in 102 Strong Hall.  The student will be asked to upload their document and fill out any other required paperwork or surveys needed in order to graduate.


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