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Masters, EdS, AuD Students

Masters Student Flow Chart: Track your progress towards graduation.

IMPORTANT DATES
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.  


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.


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 5-11    Final Exam Week

May 9-         Graduate School of EHHS commencement ceremony

Week of July 7, 2013 - Spring 2014 diplomas mailed to students' permanent address

Important Graduate Dates for Summer 2014

May 19              Intersession begins

May 21-30        Dates for withdrawal from Intersession

June 9              Summer I and II classes begin

June 13-29      Dates for withdrawal from Summer I

Jun 16-Jul 13  Dates for withdrawal from Summer II

June 13            Last day for those hoping to graduate August 2014 to file approved dissertation
                           proposal and IRB statement of approval, thesis or project proposal

June 13             Deadline to apply for graduate level August 2014 graduation 

July 2                 Final date for oral defense of graduation level dissertation/thesis/project

July 14               Summer III classes begin

July 18-Aug 3    Dates for withdrawal from Summer II

July 18                Deadline to:

•Submit dissertation electronically

•Submit thesis electronically

•Submit signature pages to 409 White Hall

July 25                All incomplete grades from previous semesters must be cleared

Aug 8                  Final deadline for all dissertation and thesis corrections

Aug 16                EHHS graduate student commencement


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.

PLAN OF STUDY

It is the responsibility of each graduate student to make an appointment with the assigned faculty adviser and prepare a plan of study to be filed with the Office of Graduate Student Services, 418 White Hall, by the end of the second enrolled semester. The plan of study form is available in the program area department. The completed form is a comprehensive plan for the student's program. If the plan of study must be revised after submitting to the Office of Graduate Student Services, the adviser must initial the change(s) on the plan of study or submit a memo to the Office of Graduate Student Services indicating the change(s).

THESIS / MASTER'S PROJECT

The Master of Arts degree in which a student is writing a thesis includes a minimum of six hours of Thesis I 60199. Upon completion of the 6 required hours, students must register for Thesis II 60299 continually each semester until completion of degree requirements. No more than 6 hours of thesis credit may be counted toward completion of degree requirements.

The master's degree in which a student is completing a project requires a student to register for FCS 61098 Research for a total of 6 credit hours upon completion of coursework. Registration must be from 2 to 6 credits per semester, distributed over 1 to 3 semesters as desired.

NOTE: ALL THESES MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY

THESIS NOTE: When entering data for ETD submission of your thesis, it is very important when you reach the UMI Publication section that you ensure the following is clicked:

  • Do not upload my paper to UMI. I retain the option to submit it myself at a later date.

MAKE SURE THIS IS CLICKED - UPLOADING TO UMI IS NOT AN OPTION FOR THESIS SUBMISSION.

CHANGE OF DEGREE OR MAJOR

If students decide to change degree/major, the appropriate form must be completed. Upon approval, a new plan of study must be filed. The form should be used when students desire to change from one Master's or Ed.S. program into another. Students can not use the Change of Degree/Major form to change to a higher degree. They must formally apply again to the higher degree. Students can use the Change of Degree/Major form to drop down to a lower degree (Ed.S. to Masters, Ph.D. to Ed.S. etc). The form for the above changes can be obtained here or in the Office of Graduate Student Services in room 418 White Hall.

LICENSURE REQUIREMENT (not required for graduation)

Candidates seeking Ohio licensure are required to pass specific assessments in order to apply for licensure. Students should consult their advisors for specific program requirements and refer to the Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type.

GRADUATION APPLICATION PROCESS

The application for graduation must be filed with the Office of Graduate Student Services (418 White Hall) no later than FRIDAY of the first week of classes in the SEMESTER IN WHICH GRADUATION IS ANTICIPATED. The application is available here or outside of the Office of Graduate Student Services, 418 White Hall.

Students who submit a graduation application after the posted deadline will be subject to a $200.00 non-refundable late processing fee upon acceptance of the application.

GRADUATE RE-ENROLLMENT

Form for students who are still within their time limits and who have not taken a class for several semesters and find they are unable to register.

TRANSFER OF CREDIT

A maximum of 12 semester hours may be transferred from accredited institutions if the following conditions are met: (1) work was at the graduate level; (2) a grade of "A" or "B" was earned; (3) the work fits into the program; (4) credit will be less than six years old at the time the degree is conferred at Kent; (5) student was admitted as a graduate student at the time the course was taken; and (6) the student completes the "Request for Transfer of Graduate Credit" form. The completed form must be submitted to room 418 White Hall with an original transcript with grade posted. OGSS will secure all required signatures. Course work that does not have a letter grade of "A" or "B" cannot be transferred.