Graduate Student Services
Welcome to the Office of Graduate Student Services website. Our office is a full student service office which provides support for students' progress throughout their programs. This includes maintaining student records, and clearing students for graduation in the College of Education, Health, & Human Services.
Our website has been designed to help current and prospective students find information they need. If you cannot find the information you are seeking, please feel free to contact the staff in the Office of Graduate Student Services. We will be more than happy to help you.
Important Graduate Dates for Spring 2014
A list of deadline dates for items such as graduation, oral defense of dissertation, oral defense of thesis, withdraw and exit from current semester, etc. Also, dates of when the semester begins and ends, graduation commencement ceremony, and dates for when the University is closed due to holidays.
Jan 13 Spring 2014 classes begin
Jan 17 Last day for those hoping to graduate May 2014 to file approved dissertation proposal and IRB statement of approval, thesis proposal or project proposal
Jan 17 Deadline to apply for graduate level May 2014 graduation
*Students who submit a graduation application after the deadline will be subject to a $200 non-refundable late processing fee upon acceptance of the application.
Jan 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no classes, Offices closed)
March 21 Final date for oral defense of graduate level dissertation, thesis or project
March 23 Last day to withdraw from any or all courses
March 24 – Spring Recess (no classes, offices open)
April 11 Deadline to:
· Submit dissertation electronically
· Submit thesis electronically
· Submit signature pages to 409 White Hall
April 18 Deadline for graduate level students graduating in May 2014 to have all incomplete grades from previous semesters cleared
May 2 Final deadline for all dissertation and thesis corrections
May 4 Classes end
May 5- Final Exam Week
May 9- Graduate School of EHHS commencement ceremony
Week of July 7, 2013 - Spring 2014 diplomas mailed to students at permanent addresses.
"The Guidelines for Preparation of Theses and Dissertations are designed to assist students and typists to maintain the high degree of accuracy and consistency which are hallmarks of well-written documents. Prior to the thesis/dissertation process, students should familiarize themselves with the procedures described in the guidelines. It is assumed that the guidelines will be used in conjunction with the approved style guide.
Beginning spring semester 2010, all theses and dissertations will shift to the recently released American Psychological Association, 6th ed. as their reference guide. The link below will take you to an APA Cheat Sheet provided by the University Libraries giving you some of the highlights of this new edition. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Administrative Affairs & Graduate Education office at 330-672-0552. http://www.library.kent.edu/files/APACheatSheet.pdf
Graduate Assistantship Application
An appointment made by KSU to full-time graduates who display a high level of scholarship and academic excellence. The award is merit based, not need-based, and includes stipend and tuition.
The Interim Associate Dean of Graduate Education is Dr. Catherine Hackney. Dean Hackney can be contacted at the Office of Administrative Affairs & Graduate Education or by email at email@example.com.
STAFF: (Staff contact information)
Valorie Adkins - Administrative Clerk
Nancy Miller - Academic Program Coordinator
Nzinga Bodden - Academic Program Specialist
Last updated 1/23/2013