Graduate Resources

Graduation Information & Deadlines

Fall 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 Funding for Graduate Student Research Presentation Travel

College of Communication Graduate Student Thesis Grants

Student Payroll Information

TCU Graduate Catalog

TCU Financial Aid Policies and Procedures Handbook