Department of Political Science

No, you do not choose an advisor when applying to the program. You may however indicate faculty that you would want to work with in your statement of purpose as part of the application process. After students enroll in the program, they will be assigned to an advisor based on their interests. Students are able to change their advisor at any time.

Your letters can be submitted electronically through the KSU Graduate Studies web site or they can be mailed here: GRADUATE STUDIES CARTWRIGHT HALL KENT STATE UNIVERSITY P.O. BOX 5190 KENT, OHIO 44242-0001 They can email them as well to There is also an optional form that you can share with your letter writers.

Application materials may be submitted online through the KSU Graduate Studies web site.

Department of Political Science

To begin the process of applying to the MA or PhD programs, please visit the Graduate Studies application page. For International students, begin the process on the International Graduate Application page.

To apply to the program, you will need: A statement of purpose/intent Official academic transcripts from all schools with 9 semester hours or more GRE scores A writing sample Three letters of recommendation For international applicants: Proof of English proficiency.

No. Students are only admitted to begin in the fall semester.

Department of Political Science

The deadline for domestic applications is February 28. For international applicants, the deadline is January 31.