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Master of Science Forms

All forms are in PDF format. You can save and email each form to the specific person listed under each form.  They will make sure that the form is reviewed by the appropriate people.  You can also print the forms and mail them or drop them off to:
School of Library and Information Science
Kent State University
314 Library
P.O. Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242-0001

Registration Forms

Alternate Course Request Form
This form must be submitted prior to taking a course for credit towards your degree that is not listed on the IAKM advising sheets (see below). A course syllabus must be submitted with the form.  Please send this form to Cheryl Tennant at cmtennan@kent.edu.

Course Exemption Form
This form is used for courses for which the student has either taken a similar course or in some way can show expertise in the topic areas covered.  Faculty advisors must be consulted if students wish to pursue a course exemption.  A form can be obtained through them.

Individual Investigation approval Form
This form must be submitted for approval to enroll in an Independent Investigation (IAKM 61096). Once you have all approvals, the School office will register you for your Independent Investigation section. All arrangements for an Independent Investigation should be made prior the start of the semester in which the investigation will take place.  Please submit the completed form to Elizabeth Kudravy at eelliso1@kent.edu.

Internship Approval Form
This form must be submitted for approval to enroll in an Internship (IAKM 60092). Once you have all approvals, the School office will register you for your Internship section. All arrangements for an Internship should be made prior the start of the semester in which the internship will take place.  Please submit the completed form to Elizabeth Kudravy at eelliso1@kent.edu.

Practicum Approval Form and Contract
This form must be submitted for approval to enroll in a Practicum (IAKM 60692). Once you have all approvals, the School office will register you for your Practicum section. All arrangements for a Practicum should be made prior the start of the semester in which the practicum will take place.  Please submit the completed form to Elizabeth Kudravy at eelliso1@kent.edu.

Workshop Credit Request Form
This form must be submitted and the workshop approved prior to registration for the workshop. Once approved, you then register for the workshop as described on the Workshops page.  Please submit the completed form to Elizabeth Kudravy at eelliso1@kent.edu.

Remember: you may use up to 4 hours of credit for workshops towards your degree. Workshops may be used for credit only if the content does not overlap course content. For instance, if you would like to take CS 57105 – Web Design and Programming, you may not earn credit for a workshop that covers topics from that class (HTML, JavaScript, and Perl).

Guides and Forms for Final Requirements

If you have any questions about which option is right for you, please connect with your faculty advisor.

Capstone Experience Approval Form
This form is to be submitted to obtain approval to begin your Master’s Project. The form should be submitted with all appropriate signatures, abstract outlining the project and completed proposal by the deadlines determined by your advisor.  Please submit the completed form to Elizabeth Kudravy at eelliso1@kent.edu.

Master’s Project Approval
This form is to be submitted to obtain approval to begin your Master’s Project. The form should be submitted with all appropriate signatures, abstract outlining the project and completed proposal by the deadlines outlined in the Master’s Research Project Handbook. Please submit the completed form to Elizabeth Kudravy at eelliso1@kent.edu.

Thesis

The thesis option is highly recommended for students who plan to pursue a research or a doctoral degree. A thesis is expected to be a substantial and original contribution to knowledge in the field.

Thesis Handbook: This handbook is intended to guide students through the process of completing the IAKM Master’s Thesis (IAKM 61199). It provides information on the thesis requirements, selection of advisor and committee members, and thesis procedures and timelines.

After consultation with the thesis faculty advisor, students are required to complete and submit the Thesis Registration Form to their advisor for approval prior to registration.

Students will be required to register for IAKM 61299 Thesis II, if all thesis requirements are not completed during the semester of the last Thesis I registration.

Advising Sheets

These advising forms allow you to plug in your coursework to keep track of your progress:

HI Master of Science Advising Sheet

Health Informatics Certificate Advising Sheet

KM Master of Science Advising Sheet

KM Certificate Advising Sheet

UXD Master of Science Advising Sheet

HI LIS Multiple Degree Option (through Summer 2013)

KM LIS Multiple Degree Option (through Summer 2013)

UXD LIS Multiple Degree Option (through Summer 2013)

Change of Advisor Form
This form is to be submitted to the IAKM Office upon completion when you would like to change faculty advisors whether you are changing concentrations or for other reasons.

IAKM Transfer of Credit Request Form
This form should be submitted if you have credit from a master’s program from another university that you would like to apply to your IAKM degree. Cheryl Tennant at cmtennan@kent.edu. In addition, you must have an official transcript sent from the university to:

Cheryl Tennant
School of Library and Information Science
Kent State University
314 Library
P.O. Box 5190
Kent , OH 44242-0001
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