Apply for Graduate Admission


Due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus (COVID19) and out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of students, faculty and staff, Kent State University is following Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s recommendations and has reduced on-campus operations. Please be assured that we continue our business operations as per usual while working remotely. If you have questions or need assistance with your graduate application email For other questions regarding graduate admissions, please email

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 110 master's degree programs and 50 doctorate programs.

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. 

Get Ready to Apply

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

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.

Review Admissions Criteria and Program Requirements

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

Submit Your Application

Start your 2021 application.

View Your Admission Decision

View your admission decision through your online application portal. Visit the Application Review Process page for more information.

Accept Your Offer of Admission
(admitted students)

Admitted students, please confirm your offer of admission through your application portal.

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.