How to Submit Application Materials

Review application requirements and prepare documents for your intended program prior to starting your application. You are welcome to upload all your application requirements when you submit your application but it is not necessary to submit everything at that time. Once you submit your application you will retain access to your application portal where you can check the status of your application and upload new or edit previously submitted documents.

Now Accepting Applications for
Spring, Summer, and Fall of 2021

Application documents for your intended program may include, but are not limited to:

  • Transcripts
    Copies of official transcripts (front and back) are required at the time of application from all universities where 8 or more credit hours were earned. Admitted students are required to submit official transcripts after they have accepted an offer of admission. View examples of acceptable transcripts.
  • GRE/GMAT scores
    In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, GRE testing has temporarily been waived from the application requirements for a number of our graduate programs, both master's and doctoral. Programs that are offering temporary GRE waivers can be found here. View a complete list of programs and application requirements here. If your program of interest requires test scores, please know that scores will only be accepted when sent directly from the test provider to the Division of Graduate Studies as an official test report. Scores reported by applicants will not be accepted. Kent State University's GRE code is 1367 and GMAT code is N4Q.
  • Letters of Recommendation
    Using the online recommendation system expedites the application completion process, but we can also accept paper forms. As a last resort, you can ask your recommendation writer to complete a paper form [pdf] and return to If you’re applying to a second program, you don’t need to resubmit your letters of recommendation. We are able to retrieve those for you and add them to your application.
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal/Goal Statement
  • Writing Sample
  • Portfolio

For further assistance, please contact:

  • Domestic Applicants

    Division of Graduate Studies
    Kent State University
    Cartwright Hall
    P.O. Box 5190
    Kent, OH 44242

  • International Applicants

    Office of Global Education
    Kent State University
    106 Van Campen Hall
    625 Loop Rd.
    Kent, OH 44242 USA