Master's and Ph.D. Students
All application materials should be sent to:
Division of Graduate Studies
Kent State University
650 Hilltop Dr.
Kent, Ohio 44242-0001
All inquiries about your application status should be addressed to that office (330-672-2661). An application form can be completed on-line. The graduate catalog can be viewed on-line. Email questions to email@example.com.
An application consists of the following components:
- completed application forms
- official transcripts from each school at which you earned eight credit hours or more
- three letters of recommendation. Use this form for your reference writers. Letters must be mailed to the address above. We have no online process for submitting recommendations.
- GRE scores
- a letter of intent, highlighting information you would like the admissions committee to know (master's students)
- students applying through the combined baccalaureate-master's program (CBMP) must also submit a CBMP form, available at the front desk
- Ph.D. applicants are required to submit a letter of intent that details their professional and research goals
The admission procedure for the master's program is as follows:
- Completed applications for summer or fall semester will be reviewed as of February 15.
- Applications that clearly do not meet the admission standards will be rejected.
- From the others, applications will be accepted to fill a predetermined number of slots. Those applications not accepted and those received after February 15 will be placed on a waiting list.
- Admission for spring semester is reserved for the students in our combined baccalaureate-master's program.
- Ph.D. applications are reviewed on a continuous basis as they are received.
Students who have an undergraduate degree in another discipline and who need to pursue our post-baccalaureate program, must apply to the general admissions office of the university as a post-undergraduate student not seeking a degree. Please contact Dr. Lynne Rowan , Graduate Coordinator or visit the non-major section of our Web site for further information.
Students who want to take graduate courses without pursuing a degree must apply as a non-degree student. Students who are enrolled in a graduate program at another university but wish to take a class at Kent State can apply for transient student status. Contact Dr. Lynne Rowan , Graduate Coordinator, for further information.