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Office of Graduate Student Services

M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
150 Terrace Drive
418 White Hall
330.672.2576 (phone)
330.672.9162 (Fax)

Graduate Student Services

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

Important Graduate Dates for Spring 2015


Spring 2015 classes begin


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


Deadline to apply for graduate level May 2015 graduation - $200 non-refundable late application processing fee after this date


Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no classes, offices closed)


Final date for oral defense of graduate level dissertation, thesis, or project


Last day to withdraw from any or all courses


Spring Recess (no classes, offices open)


Deadline to:

·         Submit dissertation electronically

·         Submit thesis electronically

·         Submit signature pages to 409 White Hall


Deadline for graduate level students graduating in May 2015 to have all incomplete grades from previous semesters cleared


Final deadline for all dissertation and thesis corrections


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 permanents 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 link below will take you to an APA Cheat Sheet provided by the University Libraries 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 05/28/2014