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Graduate Student Services

Welcome to the Office of Graduate Student Services website. Our office is a full student service office which provides support for students' progress throughout their programs. This includes providing admissions support, maintaining student records, and clearing students for graduation in the College of Education, Health, & Human Services.

Our website has been designed to help current and prospective students find the  information they need. If you cannot find the information you are seeking, please feel free to contact the staff in the Office of Graduate Student Services. We will be more than happy to help you.

STAFF: (Staff contact area)

Valorie Adkins - Special Assistant
Brenda Ellsworth - Administrative Clerk      
Cheryl Slusarczyk - Academic Program Coordinator

The Associate Dean of Graduate Education is Dr. Stephen Mitchell. Associate Dean Mitchell can be contacted at the Office of Administrative Affairs & Graduate Education or by email.

 

IMPORTANT GRADUATE DATES FOR SUMMER 2018

DATE

Event

May 21

Intersession begins

May 23-June 1

Dates for withdrawal from Intersession

May 28

Memorial Day – no classes, offices closed

June 11

Summer I and II classes begin

June 11

Last day for those planning to graduate August 2018 to file approved dissertation proposal and IRB statement of approval, thesis proposal, or project proposal

June 15

Last day to apply for August 2018 Graduate graduation

June 15-July 1

Dates for withdrawal from Summer I

June 18-July 15

Dates for withdrawal from Summer II

June 29

Final date for oral defense of graduation level dissertation, thesis or project

July 4

Independence Day (No classes, Offices closed)

July 16

Summer III classes begin

July 20-Aug 5

Dates for withdrawal from Summer III

July 20

Deadline to:

  • Submit dissertation electronically
  • Submit thesis electronically
  • Submit signature pages to 407 White Hall

July 27

All incomplete grades from previous semesters must be cleared

Aug 10

Final deadline for all dissertation and thesis corrections

Aug 18

Check commencement site for exact time and day for Graduate School of EHHS

http://www.kent.edu/commencement

 

IMPORTANT GRADUATE DATES FOR FALL 2018

DATE

Event

Aug 23

Fall classes begin

Aug 31

Last day for those planning to graduate December 2018 to file approved dissertation proposal and IRB statement of approval, thesis proposal, or project proposal

Aug 31

Last day to apply for December 2018 Graduate graduation

Sep 3

Labor Day (No Classes, Offices closed)

Oct 11-12

Fall Break (No Classes, Offices open)

Oct 31

Last day to withdraw from classes

Nov 9

Final date for oral defense of graduation level dissertation, thesis or project

Nov 12

Veterans Day (No Classes, Offices Closed)

Nov 16

Deadline to:

  • Submit dissertation electronically
  • Submit thesis electronically
  • Submit signature pages to 407 White Hall

Nov 22

Thanksgiving Holiday (No Classes, Offices Closed)

Nov 23

Day after Thanksgiving (No Classes, Offices Closed)

Dec 5

All incomplete grades from previous semesters must be cleared

Dec 5

Final deadline for all dissertation and thesis corrections

Dec 9

Classes End

Dec 10-16

Final Exam Week

Dec 14-15

Check commencement site for exact time and day for Graduate School of EHHS

http://www.kent.edu/commencement

 

GUIDELINES FOR PREPARATION OF THESES AND DISSERTATIONS

"The Guidelines for Preparation of Theses and Dissertations are designed to assist students and typists maintain the high degree of accuracy and consistency, which are the hallmarks of well-written documents. Prior to the thesis/dissertation process, students should familiarize themselves with the procedures described in the guidelines. It is assumed that the guidelines will be used in conjunction with the approved style guide.

Theses and dissertations follow American Psychological Association, 6th ed. as their reference guide. The University Libraries provides an APA Cheat Sheet giving you some of the highlights of this edition. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Administrative Affairs & Graduate Education office at 330-672-0552.

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP APPLICATION

An appointment made by KSU to full-time graduates who display a high level of scholarship and academic excellence. The award is merit-based, not need-based, and includes stipend and tuition.

Last updated 5/14/2018

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Contact Information

Office of Graduate Student Services

M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
150 Terrace Drive
418 White Hall
330-672-2576 (phone)
330-672-9162 (fax)