Important Documents - Department of Communication and Film


Familiarity with the various forms, guides and webpages that surround University and Departmental policies ensures a clear path to completing your degree. Attendance at Departmental events, and adherence to Departmental and University deadlines, is vital. Be sure to consult the calendars below regularly.

Graduate Student Calendars

University of Memphis Graduate School Calendar

Degree Completion Milestones

MA Plan of Study Form
PhD Plan of Study Form
Comprehensive Examination Plan and Procedure


Current COMM Graduate Courses
Four-Term Forecast of COMM Graduate Courses
Course Registration
Independent Studies

Department of Communication & Film Forms

Master's Plan of Study Coversheet
Doctoral Plan of Study Coversheet
Process for Making Changes to a Student's MA or PhD Committee
Teaching Portfolios and the John Angus Campbell Award for Excellence in Teaching
Apply for Research and Creative Achievement Award
Apply for Travel Funding 
Apply for Summer Teaching 
Apply to Teach Advanced Undergraduate Courses
Teaching Apprenticeship Policy
Apply for Teaching Apprenticeship

Select Graduate School and University Documents

Academic Regulations of the Graduate School
Assistantships and Awards supported by the Graduate School
Comprehensive Exams Results Form
Thesis/Dissertation Faculty Committee Form
Thesis/Dissertation Proposal Defense Form
Thesis/Dissertation Final Defense Results Form
Thesis/Dissertation Approval Form
Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities

Access a comprehensive listing of all documents at the Graduate School Forms.