Masters, EdS, AuD Students
Masters Student Flow Chart: Track your progress towards graduation.
A list of deadline dates for items such as graduation, oral defense of dissertation, oral defense of thesis, withdraw and exit from current semester, etc. Also, dates of when the semester begins and ends, graduation commencement ceremony, and dates for when the University is closed due to holidays.
Important Graduate Dates for Fall 2014Aug-21 EHHS Graduate Orientation White Hall 5-7pm
Fall classes begin
Last day to apply for December 2014 graduate-level graduation
Last day for those hoping to graduate in December 2014 to file approved dissertation proposal & IRB statement of approval or thesis or project proposal
Labor Day (No classes, Offices closed)
Final date for oral defense of graduate level
Last day to withdraw from classes
Veteran's Day (No classes, Offices closed)
- Submit dissertation electronically
- Submit thesis electronically
Submit signature pages to 409 White Hall
Thanksgiving Holiday (No classes, Offices closed Thursday & Friday)
All incomplete grades from previous semester must be cleared
Final exam week
Date of Kent campus graduate ceremony is tentative. Since graduate ceremony date has not been confirmed, please check the commencement site for official date.
An appointment made by KSU to full-time graduates who display a high level of scholarship and academic excellence. The award is merit based, not need-based, and includes stipend and tuition.
PLAN OF STUDY
It is the responsibility of each graduate student to make an appointment with the assigned faculty adviser and prepare a plan of study to be filed with the Office of Graduate Student Services, 418 White Hall, by the end of the second enrolled semester. The plan of study form is available in the program area department. The completed form is a comprehensive plan for the student's program. If the plan of study must be revised after submitting to the Office of Graduate Student Services, the adviser must initial the change(s) on the plan of study or submit a memo to the Office of Graduate Student Services indicating the change(s).
THESIS / MASTER'S PROJECT
The Master of Arts degree in which a student is writing a thesis includes a minimum of six hours of Thesis I 60199. Upon completion of the 6 required hours, students must register for Thesis II 60299 continually each semester until completion of degree requirements. No more than 6 hours of thesis credit may be counted toward completion of degree requirements.
The master's degree in which a student is completing a project requires a student to register for FCS 61098 Research for a total of 6 credit hours upon completion of coursework. Registration must be from 2 to 6 credits per semester, distributed over 1 to 3 semesters as desired.
NOTE: ALL THESES MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY
- Thesis/Project Procedure Instructions
- Thesis Project Committee and Proposal
- Report of Oral Defense of Thesis/Project
Finalization of Theses / Dissertation Steps
All theses and dissertations use American Psychological Association, 6th ed. as their reference guide. The link below will take you to an APA Cheat Sheet provided by the University Libraries giving you some of the highlights of this new edition. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Administrative Affairs and Graduate Education office at 330-672-0552. http://www.library.kent.edu/files/APACheatSheet.pdf
Guidelines for Preparation of Theses and Dissertations
- ETD Submitter User Manual
Instructions: ETD Submission Returned to you for Corrections
- Electronic Submission of Thesis
THESIS NOTE: When entering data for ETD submission of your thesis, it is very important when you reach the UMI Publication section that you ensure the following is clicked:
- Do not upload my paper to UMI. I retain the option to submit it myself at a later date.
MAKE SURE THIS IS CLICKED - UPLOADING TO UMI IS NOT AN OPTION FOR THESIS SUBMISSION.
CHANGE OF DEGREE OR MAJOR
If students decide to change degree/major, the appropriate form must be completed. Upon approval, a new plan of study must be filed. The form should be used when students desire to change from one Master's or Ed.S. program into another. Students can not use the Change of Degree/Major form to change to a higher degree. They must formally apply again to the higher degree. Students can use the Change of Degree/Major form to drop down to a lower degree (Ed.S. to Masters, Ph.D. to Ed.S. etc). The form for the above changes can be obtained here or in the Office of Graduate Student Services in room 418 White Hall.
LICENSURE REQUIREMENT (not required for graduation)
Candidates seeking Ohio licensure are required to pass specific assessments in order to apply for licensure. Students should consult their advisors for specific program requirements and refer to the Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type.
GRADUATION APPLICATION PROCESS
The application for graduation must be filed with the Office of Graduate Student Services (418 White Hall) no later than FRIDAY of the first week of classes in the SEMESTER IN WHICH GRADUATION IS ANTICIPATED. The application is available here or outside of the Office of Graduate Student Services, 418 White Hall.
Students who submit a graduation application after the posted deadline will be subject to a $200.00 non-refundable late processing fee upon acceptance of the application.
Form for students who are still within their time limits and who have not taken a class for several semesters and find they are unable to register.
TRANSFER OF CREDIT
A maximum of 12 semester hours may be transferred from accredited institutions if the following conditions are met: (1) work was at the graduate level; (2) a grade of "A" or "B" was earned; (3) the work fits into the program; (4) credit will be less than six years old at the time the degree is conferred at Kent; (5) student was admitted as a graduate student at the time the course was taken; and (6) the student completes the "Request for Transfer of Graduate Credit" form. The completed form must be submitted to room 418 White Hall with an original transcript with grade posted. OGSS will secure all required signatures. Course work that does not have a letter grade of "A" or "B" cannot be transferred.
- Transfer of Credit Form (Official transcripts MUST accompany this form)