School of Communication

Graduate Student Checklists and Resources

The Applied Communication Theory and Methodology Curriculum chart lists all curricular and exit options. The Graduate Catalog listing for the Accelerated 4+1 Applied Communication Theory & Methodology in Strategic Communication is linked here and a suggested schedule here. Graduate Certificate in Culture, Communication, and Health Care information can also be found in the Graduate Catalog. Information on the new Ph.D. in Urban Studies and Public Affairs Communication Track can be found here.

For tracking your progress, use the checklists for Thesis, Research Project, Collaborative Research or Comprehensive Exam exit options. The checklist for the Urban Studies and Public Affairs-Communication curriculum plan Ph.D. is also available.

Feel free to consult with the Graduate Director and other faculty about your specific exit situation.

The Com 696, Independent Study Application form must be completed and signed by the cooperating instructor and graduate program director, accompanied by your description of the project and returned to the Graduate Secretary in room MU227.

College of Graduate Study forms for Thesis and Dissertation Proposal Approval, Notice of Completion for Master's Degree Requirements, Graduate Certificate Completion and Petition Request are available for download. Thesis and Dissertation Format Guidelines are available as well.

Graduation information from the Registrar's Office and Writing Help for Grad Students from The Writing Center is also available.

Not the information you needed? The Graduate Secretary can be e-mailed at Dr. Gary Pettey, the Graduate Director, can be e-mailed at

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Mailing Address
School of Communication
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, MU 233
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
1st & 2nd Floors
Music & Communication Building
2001 Euclid Ave.
Phone: 216.687.4630
Fax: 216.687.5435
Web Contact
Rick Pitchford
Phone: 216.687.5077

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