Graduate Resources | Bob Schieffer College of Communication | Fort Worth, TX

Graduate Resources

Graduation Information & Deadlines

Spring 2022 Project and Comprehensive Exam Guidelines

Spring 2022 Thesis Deadlines

TCU Graduation Deadlines


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Appointment of Master’s Committee – Please digitally complete the form, obtain all digital signatures and email to This form should be submitted prior to enrolling in project or thesis courses.

Intent to Graduate – Submit completed form via email to, in person to Graduate Studies Office, MOUS 207, or fill out the form online. A nonrefundable graduation processing fee will be billed to the student’s account.

Cancel Intent to Graduate – Submit if for any reason, after filing an Intent to Graduate, you need to change your planned graduating semester.

Final Approval Report Form — No later than Wednesday, April 27, 2022, complete the Final Approval Report Form and then email the form to your committee and Schieffer Associate Dean ( so they can digitally indicate their final approval of your project or thesis. (This is a Microsoft Word document. Please right-click to “Save link as…” then open with Word to edit.)

Thesis Grad Manual – This College of Communication thesis manual describes important thesis formatting requirements and deadlines.

Thesis Template

Sample Completed Thesis

Thesis Title Page

Thesis Publishing Fee — A fee will soon be placed on your student account. Students can then pay their fee via Web Check ( or credit card.

Submit thesis electronically to UMI. Instructions are available here:


Other Resources

College of Communication Graduate Student Travel Application

College of Communication Graduate Student Thesis Grants

Student Payroll Information

TCU Graduate Catalog

TCU Financial Aid Policies and Procedures Handbook