Application Materials

If applicable, the Questions in Anticipation of Licensure form will be listed on your application checklist as the Verification of Moral Character form. You should submit the form with only a signature; do not answer the questions at this time. You will answer the questions when you apply for licensure. Graduate admissions only needs a signature acknowledging that you’ve reviewed the form at this time. The form can be found in the Forms Library listed under Graduate Application Forms.

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Yes, you may submit part or all of your application and supporting materials at any time. However, you are responsible for ensuring that all necessary documents are submitted prior to your program’s application deadline. The department will not review your application until all required materials are received and processed by graduate admissions.

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A statement of purpose should indicate an applicant’s intended field of study, potential advisor or supervisor in the Department, and likely career plans. Applicants are advised to be as specific as they can in describing their interests, though we do understand that specificity is not always possible, especially for M.A. applicants.

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Applicants should secure letters of recommendation from professors in history courses if at all possible, although letters from faculty in related disciplines are also acceptable.  Letters from coworkers, family friends, clergy, fellow parishioners, etc. are not considered appropriate.

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Kent State University’s standard form for letters of recommendation may be found here: http://www.kent.edu/kent/graduate-letter-recommendation-form. Letters may be sent in hard copy to Office of Graduate Studies, 116 Cartwright Hall, Kent State University, PO Box 5190, Kent OH 44242-0001 for domestic applicants or Office of Global Education (OGE), Van Campen Hall, Kent State University, PO Box 5190, Kent OH 44242-0001, or e-mailed to 

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Once you initiate the application process on-line, materials for domestic applicants may be sent to: Office of Graduate Studies, 116 Cartwright Hall, Kent State University, PO Box 5190, Kent OH 44242-0001(gradapps@kent.edu) and materials for international applicants may be sent to: Office of Global Education (OGE), Van Campen Hall, Kent State University, PO Box 5190, Kent OH 44242-0001 (intladm@kent.edu).

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