No, they are not the same. Graduate Admissions and Graduate College both serve graduate students and faculty, but in different ways. Graduate Admissions is where students apply to graduate programs, submit transcripts and defer enrollment. Graduate College provides students and faculty with support, services and access to resources.
Each department at Kent State manages their own hiring for graduate assistantships. Reach out to your department directly to inquire about available assistantships. You can also search for student job opportunities on Handshake.
The Graduate College supports Kent State’s graduate students from orientation through thesis and dissertation, providing holistic services that address professional development, career advising, academic success, research opportunities, and health and well-being to enhance graduate education beyond degree completion. The college’s services are evolving as the needs of students and faculty change. Please let the Graduate College staff know if you need assistance, and they will do their best to connect you with existing resources or create new resources.