Students in the College of Education, Health and Human Services ride a float down East Main Street during the 2010 Kent State Homecoming.

Welcome to the Office of Graduate Student Services website.

Our office is a full student service office which provides support for students' progress throughout their programs. This includes maintaining student records, and clearing students for graduation in the College of Education, Health, & Human Services.

Our website has been designed to help current and prospective students find information they need. If you cannot find the information you are seeking, please feel free to contact the staff in the Office of Graduate Student Services. We will be more than happy to help you.

STAFF: ( Staff contact information)
Valorie Adkins - Administrative Clerk
Nzinga Hart - Academic Program Specialist
Nancy Miller - Academic Program Director

The Associate Dean of Graduate Education is Dr. Catherine Hackney. Dean Hackney can be contacted at the Office of Administrative Affairs & Graduate Education or by email at chackne1@kent.edu.

Important Graduate Dates for Spring 2015

Date Event
Jan 12 Spring 2015 classes begin
Jan 16 Last day for those hoping to graduate May 2015 Graduate graduation to file approved dissertation proposal & IRB statement of approval or thesis proposal or project proposal
Jan 16 Deadline to apply for graduate level May 2015 graduation - $200 non-refundable late application processing fee after this date
Jan 19 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no classes, offices closed)
Mar 20 Final date for oral defense of graduate level dissertation, thesis, or project
Mar 22 Last day to withdraw from any or all courses
Mar 23-29 Spring Recess (no classes, offices open)
Apr 10

Deadline to:

  • Submit dissertation electronically
  • Submit thesis electronically
  • Submit signature pages to 409 White Hall
Apr 17 Deadline for graduate level students graduating in May 2015 to have all incomplete grades from previous semesters cleared
May 1 Final deadline for all dissertation and thesis corrections
May 3 Classes end
May 4-10 Final exam week
May 8-9 Check commencement site for exact time and day for Graduate School of EHHS
Week of July 6 Spring 2015 diplomas mailed to students at permanent addresses


"The Guidelines for Preparation of Theses and Dissertations are designed to assist students and typists to maintain the high degree of accuracy and consistency which are hallmarks of well-written documents. Prior to the thesis/dissertation process, students should familiarize themselves with the procedures described in the guidelines. It is assumed that the guidelines will be used in conjunction with the approved style guide.

Theses and dissertations follow American Psychological Association, 6th ed. as their reference guide. The University Libraries provides an APA Cheat Sheet giving you some of the highlights of this edition. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Administrative Affairs & Graduate Education office at 330-672-0552.

Graduate Assistantship Application

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.

Last updated 03/04/2015

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