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 providing admissions support, 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 the  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.

STAFF: (Staff contact area)
Valorie Adkins - Administrative Assistant
Nzinga Hart - Academic Program Specialist
Nancy Miller - Academic Program Director

The Associate Dean of Graduate Education is Dr. Stephen Mitchell. Associate Dean Mitchell can be contacted at the Office of Administrative Affairs & Graduate Education or by email.


Aug 25
EHHS Graduate Orientation (New Students)
Aug 29
Fall classes begin
Sept 2
Last day to apply for December 2016 graduation
Sept 2
Last day for those hoping to graduate December 2016 to file approved dissertation proposal with IRB statement of approval, thesis proposal or project proposal
Sept 5 Labor Day (no classes, offices closed)
Nov 4
Final date for oral defense of graduate level:
  • Dissertation
  • Thesis
  • Project
Nov 6 Last day to withdraw from classes
Nov 11 Veterans Day (no classes, offices closed)
Nov 18
Deadline to:
  • Submit dissertation electronically
  • Submit thesis electronically
  • Submit signature pages to 409 White Hall
Thanksgiving Holiday (No classes, offices closed Thursday & Friday)
Dec 2
All incomplete grades from previous semester must be cleared
Dec 7 Final deadline for all dissertation and thesis corrections
Dec 11 Classes End
Finals Exam Week
Dec 16 Date of Kent Campus graduate ceremony is tentative. Since the graduate ceremony date has not been confirmed please check the commencement site for the official date.


"The Guidelines for Preparation of Theses and Dissertations are designed to assist students and typists maintain the high degree of accuracy and consistency, which are the 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.

Theses and dissertations follow American Psychological Association, 6th ed. as their reference guide. The University Libraries provides an APA Cheat Sheet giving you some of the highlights of this edition. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Administrative Affairs & Graduate Education office at 330-672-0552.

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.

Last updated 06/29/2016

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