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Who should I contact for more information about the graduate programs offered and application process?
When does the Department accept applications and what are the deadlines?
What do program alumni do after they graduate?
When do I need to start looking for an advisor?
How long does it take to finish the program?
What is the average class size?
May I contact other graduate students who are current students?
How does the comprehensive examination process work?
Is there a graduate student government on campus? 
Does the COMN department offer academic workshops for students?  If, so when and on what topics?
How many students do you accept each year?
Do you offer a dual degree program?
Do you accept students into the PhD program without a Masters degree?
What is the potential financial investment?
Does the COMN department offer funding for students?  What kind and how do I apply for it?
Does the department offer graduate teaching assistantships?
Does your program offer a distance learning component?
How does the quarter system differ from the semester system?