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Graduate Student Calendar and Deadlines

Graduation Deadlines

(As determined by the College of Arts & Sciences)


Math Graduate Program "Timing"

Students must register within two years after admission date, or will need to reapply. Timetables for part-time students or students who transfer graduate credit from another institution will be set after consultation with the Coordinator of Graduate Studies.

Benchmark general guidelines

Qualifiers

  • Entered with a Bachelors: should take before end of second calendar year at Kent State
  • Entered with a Masters: should take before end of first calendar year in the PhD program

Foreign Language Requirement (PhD)

  • Must be completed before Candidacy

Candidacy

  • Entered with a Bachelors: must pass by end of fifth calendar year
  • Entered with a Masters: must pass by end of fourth calendar year
  • Must pass at least 9 months before graduation (ensures 30 credits of Diss I)

Thesis

  • Thesis students must allow time for 6 credit hours of Thesis I.
  • At least one semester before defense: "Notification of Thesis Topic" form must be filed
  • 20+ days before oral defense: Advisor circulates dissertation to Dissertation committee for evaluation and corrections (Corrections are then given to student.)
  • 10 days before oral defense: Exam committee reviews dissertation in final form

Dissertation

  • Dissertations must be completed no longer than five calendar years after candidacy.
  • At least one semester before defense: "Notification of Dissertation Topic" form must be filed (after foreign language requirement satisfied)
  • 20+ days before oral defense: Advisor requests Graduate Faculty Representative
  • 20+ days before oral defense: Advisor circulates dissertation to Dissertation committee for evaluation and corrections (Corrections are then given to student.)
  • 10 days before oral defense: Exam committee reviews dissertation in final form

Limits

Completion of degree:

  • master's degree must be completed within six years
  • doctoral degree must be completed within ten years

139/173 -Hour Rule

Students NOT eligible for Graduate appointment support:

  • Entered with a masters degree (from another institution) and have 139 KSU hours
  • or Entered without a masters degree and have 173 KSU hours

(Total credit hours includes courses with letter grades, and courses with "grades" of Incomplete, In Progress, and Not Reported.)