Graduate Handbook

The Department of Communication's Graduate Handbook (updated annually) is available by clicking on the link to the right.  It details the department's graduate programs, requirements, policies, and courses.

Campus-wide policies for graduate students are in the Graduate School handbook, available here. It includes information on the following:

Academic setting and student services

  • Amherst area and transportation
  • Housing
  • Child care
  • Health and well-being
  • Food services
  • Funding and financial assistance
  • Academic, research and teaching support services
  • Other support groups and campus services
  • Graduate student associations
  • Professional societies and associations
  • Graduate commencement ceremony
  • Information for newcomers


Academic policies, procedures, and deadlines

  • Enrollment
  • Educational records
  • Degree certification
  • University policies and regulations