Committee Requirements & Forms

  • The student should set-up a capstone committee after completing 16 credits of coursework.
  • Committee composition should include one graduate faculty member from the Department of English and one graduate faculty member from the Department of Communication Studies
  • If a student plans to do an English Capstone, they will need to select an advisor from the English Department and a committee member from the Communication Studies Department and vice-versa if they decide to do a Communication Studies Capstone.
  • Once the advisor and the committee are in place, the student must submit a Change of Advisor/Committee Form to the Graduate Studies Coordinator of the Department of Communication Studies.
  • If a student plans to do a Communication Studies capstone, a request for permission to enroll in CMST 650-Capstone Prospectus should be sent to the Graduate Studies Coordinator of the Department of Communication Studies. The request should be sent only after consulting the advisor about capstone options.
  • The student should submit an Application for Graduation Form to the Graduate Studies Coordinator of the Department of Communication Studies the semester they intend to graduate. 
  • Once the capstone committee has approved the capstone paper, and the required coursework has been completed, the student should submit a Recommendation for Awarding the Degree Form to the Graduate Studies Coordinator of the Department of Communication Studies.