Graduate Student Advisory Committee and Advising
Graduate students must choose a principle advisor within the first 9 hours of study. The students then need to put together the rest of the Advisory Committee which includes:
- two additional graduate faculty members from the department, and
- one from any other department from the College of Liberal and Applied Arts.
The Advisory Committee must be chosen before completing 18 hours of study.
For non-thesis track students
The Advisory Committee will provide advising for additional coursework outside of the required core, implement the comprehensive oral examination, and provide assistance with choosing courses to be tested on for the comprehensive examination in addition to the required core courses.
For thesis track students
The Advisory Committee will provide advising for additional coursework outside of the required core and thesis related actions.
Students must complete the Advising Committee Selection Form to declare a Graduate Faculty Advisor and the Graduate Faculty Advising Committee members. Within the first 9 hours of study, you may turn in the form with only the Principle Advisor declared. You must resubmit the form prior to the completion of 18 hours with the added committee members.
To change your Advisor or Advising Committee Members from the originally declared faculty, complete the Advising Committee Change Form.
All M.A. in Communication students must be advised by their declared Advisor prior to being enrolled into graduate courses within the program. Complete the M.A. in Communication Advising Form and return to:
Department of Languages, Cultures and Communication,
Gloria Hetrick, Administrative Assistant
Liberal Arts North 235
email the scanned copy to firstname.lastname@example.org