Graduate Degree Student Requirements
Admission to the Kent Campus as a graduate student is selective. We take a holistic approach to the application review process and consider a variety of factors in the admissions decision. Our graduate programs carefully review each applicant based on multiple factors.
Admissions Criteria & Requirements
To apply to Kent State University's Kent Campus as a graduate student you should have:
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
A total undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.000 on a 4.000 point scale. Some programs may require a higher minimum undergraduate or graduate GPA.
International applicants must meet other minimum requirements such as English proficiency and degree equivalencies. Please refer to the International Graduate Student Requirements.
Departmental requirements: Meet program-specific requirements. Please see below for more information.
Graduate admission is selective. Kent State uses the following common materials to determine admission decisions.
Your Next Steps
As one of Ohio’s top universities, Kent State offers graduate programs in a variety of areas through competitive admission. Please review the steps of the application process below.
Browse Graduate Programs and Review Requirements
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Submit Program-Specific Materials
Be sure to review departmental requirements and submit any required supplemental materials. You can find requirements in the graduate program catalog.
Receive Your Admission Decision
Log in to the application portal to view your application decision. Once admitted, you’ll need to confirm your admission, which lets us know you’re going to be the next Golden Flash!
Become a Golden Flash!
It’s time to get comfortable with your new home! Visit our Graduate Student Orientation (GSO) page for upcoming dates and activities.