Graduate Handbook

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

Campus-wide policies for graduate students are in the Graduate School handbook, available at the Graduate School website.

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