Mathematics Graduate Program Calendar & Deadlines | Kent State University

Mathematics Graduate Program Calendar & Deadlines

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 Graduate Coordinator.

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
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 Dissertation 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

Graduate Assistantship
  • Master's students, if offered, could receive Assistantship for a maximum of two years
  • Doctoral students, if offered, could receive Assistantship for a maximum of four years
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
  • 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.)

GRADUATION DEADLINES