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EIU Communication Studies Graduate Procedures

EIU Graduate School Thesis Manual

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Request for thesis

Request for creative thesis

Plan of study

Request for independent study

Request for creative project

Request for practicum

Request for class outside the department 

Request to change concentration


Important Dates and Deadlines



January 11, 2016

  • First Day of class

January 18, 2016


January 25, 2016

  • Presentations/colloquiums must be scheduled for Spring 2016 Independent Studies and Creative Projects
  • Deadline to drop a course without a grade

February 5, 2016

  • Williams Travel Grant Deadline

February 15, 2016

  • Independent study, creative project and practicum requests for Spring 2016 due
  • Thesis advisor/committee requests due for students beginning thesis hours in Spring 2016

March 14-18, 2016

  • Spring Break - NO CLASSES

March 21, 2016

  • Registration for the summer and fall semesters begins

March 23, 2016

  • Deadline to apply for graduation (or participation in commencement by exceptionality)

April 4, 2016

  • Study plans for 3rd semester students due to Graduate Coordinator

April 29, 2016

  • Last day of class

May 7, 2016

  • Commencement

May 31 2016

  • Deadline to complete graduation requirements for Spring 2016 graduation