Doctoral Program Forms

Doctoral Program Forms

Students are responsible for initiating the filing process of all forms at the appropriate time in their program. They should obtain the forms, fill out the appropriate sections, take it to their faculty adviser for review and signature and submit them to the academic adviser for processing. Failure to submit the appropriate forms WILL stop a student from graduating.

Unless otherwise indicated, all forms are available on the MU Graduate Studies website.  Or, use the links below.

D1: Qualifying Examination Results and Doctoral Committee Approval Form

This form appoints the doctoral student’s committee and documents the qualifying examination process. It should be filed with the journalism graduate studies center no later than the end of the student’s second semester of enrollment. [More]

D2: Plan of Study for the Doctoral Degree Form

This form confirms the student’s proposed plan of study. It MUST be submitted to the journalism graduate studies center by the end of the third semester. [More]

Plan of Study Form Course Substitution Form

This form, specially designed for journalism, must be filed whenever a change is made in the student’s plan of study. Journalism requires that all program changes be approved by the entire committee. [More]

D3: Doctoral Comprehensive Examination Results Form

The purpose of this form is to record the official result of the doctoral comprehensive examination. Submit this form to the Graduate School within one month of exam completion. [More]

D3a: Dissertation Proposal Form

Students are required to gain approval of their committee as evidenced by the signatures on this form. The form must be filed no later than one year after successful defense of the comprehensive exam. [More]

D4: Dissertation Defense Form

This form reports the official results of the dissertation defense. The student should take this form to the defense, along with the dissertation approval page (printed on the required cotton bond paper) so that committee members can sign both forms for students who successfully defend their dissertation. [More]

Graduate Student Change of Committee Form

Submit this form any time committee membership changes. This form can be submitted more than once, if necessary. [More]

JOURN 9085 Problems

This form must be filled out and signed by the student, supervising professor and adviser and submitted to the academic adviser for final approval. [More]

JOURN 9008 Readings

This form must be filled out and signed by the student, supervising professor and adviser and submitted to the academic adviser for final approval. Permission numbers for JOURN 9008 will not be given to students until this form has been filed. The form is available in the journalism graduate studies center. [More]