Information For Graduate Students

We know that graduate students need assistance along their academic path, which is why your graduate coordinator is here to provide assistance.

Graduate Coordinators:

School of Art

Shawn Powell
330-672-9728
spowel31@kent.edu

School of Fashion

Dr. J. Kim Vick
330-672-1473
MFIS@kent.edu

School of Music

Benjamin Lorenzo

330-672-9236

blorenz1@kent.edu

 
School of Theatre and Dance

Dr. Yuko Kurahashi
330-672-9483
ykurahas@kent.edu

Your Graduate Coordinator’s Role:

Please contact the graduate coordinator in the appropriate school to assist with any questions regarding the application process or the following tasks:

  • Apply for graduation
  • File a thesis or dissertation
  • Undertake a change of registration
  • Request a time extension for a graduate degree
  • Request transient credit approval
  • Verify coursework for combined undergraduate/graduate degrees
  • Deal with other concerns that their faculty advisor may be unable to address

Thesis and Dissertation Forms:

School of Art: Notification of Approved Thesis Proposal

School of Art: Report of Thesis Final Examination

School of Fashion: Notification of Approved Thesis Proposal

School of Fashion: Report of Thesis Final Examination

School of Music: Notification of Approved Dissertation Proposal

School of Music: Notification of Approved Thesis Proposal

School of Music: Report of Dissertation Final Examination

School of Music: Report of Thesis Final Examination

Instructions:

COTA Thesis and Dissertation Topic Approval Form Instructions

COTA Thesis and Dissertation Topic Approval Form Instructions

  1. Start here https://www.kent.edu/artscollege/information-graduate-students
  2. Click on the link to the appropriate form
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  3. Fill in the names and email addresses of your Thesis/Dissertation committee members and Advisor/Director. Make sure that you use the correct kent.edu email when entering your committee members.

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    There will be an opportunity to add additional committee members and a Co-Advisor or Co-Director on the next page. Click Continue.

  4. Enter the Date of your Final Exam
  5. Enter your Major Program
  6. Enter the Term
  7. Enter the Title of Proposed Thesis/Dissertation
  8. Attach Abstract file
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  10. Add a third and fourth committee member if needed. Add a Co-Advisor or Co-Director if needed.
  11. Click Next
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  13. E-Sign the form and you will be to view PDF

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COTA Thesis and Dissertation Final Defense Form Instructions

COTA Thesis and Dissertation Final Defense Form Instructions

  1. Start here https://www.kent.edu/artscollege/information-graduate-students
  2. Click on the link to the appropriate form (topic approval or final defense. A white text with blue and black text

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  3. Fill in the names and email addresses of your Thesis/Dissertation Moderator, Committee members, Faculty Rep, and Advisor/Director.  Make sure that you use the correct kent.edu email when entering your committee members.
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  4. Enter your Major Program
  5. Choose the Term
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  7. Add a third and/or fourth committee member if needed. Add a Co-Advisor or Co-Director if needed.A screenshot of a form

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  8. Click Next
  9. E-Sign the form and you will be to view a PDF          
Graduate Form Faculty Instructions

Graduate Form Faculty Instructions

  1. When the student initiates the form, they list their committee members and their Advisor/co-advisor.  The Graduate Coordinator, School Director, and Associate Dean are already coded into the form and will go to them automatically. 
  2. You will receive an email from donotreply@kent.edu.  Open it and click on the link to complete your section of the form.
  3. Scroll down the document until you see an option to (click to sign).