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Journalism - Resources for Journalism Graduate Students

Research Assistantships, Thesis/Dissertation Policies/ Calculator/Proposals; Defending and Finishing!

Thesis and dissertation policies

Thesis/dissertation Calculator

EDT Guidance Briefs - Guides for the curation and preservation of your digital projects, theses and dissertations.

Proposals and Defenses - Finding a room

Study Rooms & Conference Room

  • Reserve a Journalism Library Group Study Room The Journalism Library has 2 group study rooms that can be reserved online. They are both located in the j-library's lower level. 

  •  If you are needing a room for your thesis or dissertation or project proposal or defense contact Sue Schuermannschuermanns@missouri.edu or Dorothy Carnercarnerd@missouri.edu to reserve our upstairs library conference room that has a projector.  

Graduate Research Assistants

  • Proxy Cards may be issued to a research assistant, student assistant or other person designated by MU faculty and staff to check out library materials for them.

  • If you need assistance in finding research for your professor contact Dorothy Carner, carnerd@missouri.edu or Sue Schuermann, schuermanns@missouri.edu

Finishing Up 

  • Master Projects - you will need to provide Keywords, Abstract, Analysis and your full project along with an electronic release form before graduation.  
  • If you have defended and you are finished except for writing your thesis/dissertation but aren't enrolled in any classes you will need to enroll in a one hour thesis credit class to retain library privileges.  

  • If you leave at the end of the spring semester your library account is active until September 5.  

  • If you leave in December your library account is active until January 25.

  • Upon completion of coursework, a graduate student must be enrolled for at least one credit hour to maintain borrowing and interlibrary loan privileges and to access resources from off-campus.  Contact your department for additional details.