International Graduate Student Information

Graduate Application Process

After we receive your completed application and required documents, the process begins with an evaluation of your academic credentials and English proficiency. This process takes around three weeks to be completed. Your application then moves to the academic department or school in which you applied for a final review. The faculty in that academic unit will make an admission decision, and you will be notified in writing. After you are admitted, an advisor in the International Student and Scholar Services office will issue your immigration documents and express mail them to you.

Graduate Student Assistantships

Kent State University offers both graduate assistantships and teaching fellowships. To be considered for one of these competitive awards, you will need to include an application for a graduate appointment with your application materials. If selected, then you will receive a tuition waiver and a monthly stipend in return for up to 20 hours of work per week. A teaching or research fellowship offers a full tuition waiver and monthly stipend and allows students to focus exclusively on teaching or research rather than departmental duties.

The Graduate Student Orientation program introduces master’s and doctoral students to campus resources and select faculty, staff and administrators. Attendance during the Graduate Student Orientation program is required of all graduate students with teaching assistantships and highly recommended for all other graduate students.

Certificate Program

If you are interested in one of our graduate level certificate programs, please contact the department directly for more information.

All available certificate programs