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Useful documents:

Graduate Teaching Handbook 2018-19

Grad Handbook 2021-2022 (matriculated 2021 or after)

Grad Handbook 2020-2021 (matriculated 2018-19 or after)

Grad Handbook 2018-2019 (matriculated 2017-18 or earlier)

COMM Staff Assistance Guide

Thesis and Dissertation Manual

Internship Opportunities 

Travel Funding Application

 

Certificates

Certificate in Science and Health Communication 

The Graduate Certificate in Science and Health Communication trains students in science and health-related disciplines to communicate effectively with various audiences for the purposes of 1) creating and maintaining disciplinary and interdisciplinary alliances within the sciences, including public health and epidemiology; 2) successfully communicating with the public and its various stakeholders; and 3) training for a diverse number of jobs, including public policy advocacy, public health consulting, and lab management. 

The skills emphasized in this certificate program include:

  • communicating about science and health in a clear, compelling, and persuasive way;
  • effectively employing visual aids to both specialized and lay audiences;
  • identifying, evaluating, and responding to different types of audiences;
  • successfully evaluating and navigating controversies around scientific research products, especially around issues of risk.

Click here for certificate requirements.

For more information, contact the Communication Studies Graduate Coordinator.

Other Certificate Programs

Students also often complete certificates in Women's Studies or African-American studies.

 

Useful forms:

 

Authorization for 8050

Authorization for 8990 Directed Study

Research Pool Application

M.A. Non-Thesis Option Form

M.A. Comprehensive Final Exam Form

M.A. Major Professor Confirmation

PhD Major Professor Confirmation 

 

Useful links:

Important Graduate School Dates and Deadline

Graduate School Forms

Graduate Student Travel Awards

Thesis and Dissertation Guidelines

Bursar's Office

 

If you have any questions, contact your advisor.

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