Support the Graduate College

Dear Alumni and Friends,

Whether someone is in a mid-career rut and looking to augment their current skill set, strategizing how to earn that promotion or pay raise, exploring what it would take to make a career change or are fresh out of an undergraduate program — pursuing a graduate degree holds unlimited potential for anyone willing and eager to put in the time and effort.

Graduate programs are not one-size-fits-all and frequently bring together groups and populations that have less in common than they do alike. This diverse setting makes for a dynamic learning environment where everyone’s individual experiences contribute to discussion, exploration and expansion of thought.

Kent State University, with its eight-campus system in Northeast Ohio, prepares students for scholarly, research and professional careers, with extensive graduate studies programs featuring more than 400 degree pathways including 240 master’s degree options, 60 doctoral degree options, 40 certificates and 40 non-degree options. A few of our newest post-degree programs include: the Ed.D. in Leadership (fully online), Master of Aviation, Master of Library information Systems and Master of Fashion Industry Studies.

I am honored to serve our talented students, and I am very grateful for our many generous donors. Together, we can shape the future – with an investment that will transform lives and make an impact in our region and our world.


Manfred H. M. van Dulmen, Ph.D.
Dean, The Graduate College


Graduate students posing with award certificates

In order to prepare our graduate students with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to be leaders in today’s workplace as well as engaged citizens, the Graduate College focuses on these key priorities:

  • Scholarships – Including general scholarships, scholarships for underserved students, and assistantship funding.
  • Student Services – To help support the completion of degrees, including Three-Minute Thesis Competition, FlashPitch Competition, Research Writing Retreat for Graduate Students, and other professional development.

Support the College

Select any of the links below to learn more about the most common options for giving to Kent State University:

Cash, Checks, Credit Card, PayPal

The easiest way to donate; contributions can be sent via check to the Kent State Foundation office, or you can make a credit card donation online.


The Kent State Foundation accepts appreciated securities, which may offer a larger tax benefit than a cash gift.

Real Estate

Gifts of long-term, appreciated real estate usually offer an immediate tax benefit.

Gift Planning

Bequests present a way to leave a legacy after your lifetime. You may also establish a trust or annuity that can provide income to you or a loved one while benefiting the university. Our advisers can help you determine the best options.

Payroll Deduction

Employees of Kent State University can make their contributions through automatic deductions from their paychecks.

Employer Matching Program

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