Graduate Students | Kent State University

Graduate Students

More than 6,000 graduate students are enrolled in more than 150 graduate degree and certificate programs. Partnerships between students and our nationally and internationally renowned faculty extend scholarship in important areas of research, creativity and practice.

  1. Graduate Studies

    The Division of Graduate Studies at KSU organizationally resides in the office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. Its primary functions are: admitting highly qualified and diverse graduate students, providing services to enhance the quality of life for KSU graduate students and ensuring that KSU’s graduate programs are cutting edge and meet the highest standards of academic excellence. Responsibility for these functions lies with the dean of Graduate Studies and the Graduate Studies administrative staff

  2. Guide to Graduate Education

    This annual guide contains the policies and procedures applicable to the University’s graduate education community. Although most of the information contained in this guide appears in the University Catalog and/or University Policy Register, this guide is intended to make graduate policies and procedures easily accessible to potential and current students, faculty, staff and administrators. The guide covers topics ranging from applying to a graduate program to graduating.

  3. Graduate Aid & Assistantships

    Many graduate programs offer one of three types of graduate assistantships:  administrative, teaching or research. Most assistantships are awarded to doctoral students, and some programs fund 100% of their graduate students while others do not.  These competitive awards typically provide compensation in the form of a full tuition waiver in addition to a monthly stipend for 10-20 hours of work per week.

  4. Graduate Student Services & Resources

    1. Graduate Student Forms Library

      The forms library contains a collection of paper work and application forms for faculty, staff, and students (prospective and current). From application to registration to thesis and dissertation documents.

    2. Graduate Student Senate

      The Graduate Student Senate (GSS) is comprised of senators from all departments and programs on campus that have graduate programs on the master and doctoral level. Through regular meetings, the senate seeks to improve graduate student life and research on campus through student initiatives and research grant funding.

    3. Black Graduate Student Association

      Black Graduate Student Association’s (BGSA) purpose is to meet the professional, social, and academic needs of Black graduate students.  BGSA recognizes graduation with Masters or Ph.D. as a top priority. Subsequently, this organization is dedicated to the promotion of academic excellence, mentoring, professional guidance, and social support that will enhance the scholarship of Black graduate students at Kent State University.