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Thank you for your interest in Kent State University’s graduate programs.  As one of Ohio’s top universities, Kent State offers graduate programs in a variety of academic areas, including more than 50 master's programs in more than 100 areas of specialization as well as 23 doctoral programs with more than 50 specializations.  

Admission to Kent State University’s graduate programs is competitive.  Please review the steps below and visit our admission pages to assist you as you complete your application. 

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Get Ready to Apply

Before you begin your application visit the Apply Now page to determine which application type meets your personal needs.

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Browse Graduate Programs

Explore over 350 degree and certificate options available on-campus or online. For a list of academic programs, please Browse Graduate Programs.

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Review Admissions Criteria and Program Requirements

Review admissions criteria application deadlines, available start terms, and departmental requirements for your intended program.

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Submit Your Application

Start your Summer 2017 and Fall 2017 application. Start your Spring 2018 application.

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View Your Admission Decision

Summer 2017 and Fall 2017 applicants will receive your admission decisions via USPS mail or via email. Spring 2018 applicants will view your admission decision through your online application portal. Visit the Application Review Process page for more information.

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Accept Your Offer of Admission (admitted students)

Admitted students, please confirm your offer of admission with the department or through your Spring 2018 online application portal.

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Review Next Steps (admitted students)

Visit our Orientation page for upcoming dates and activities. View our Aid & Assistantships page to find more information about financial assistance.