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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 Fall 2014

Aug-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

  • Dissertation
  • Thesis
  • Project


Last day to withdraw from classes


Veteran's Day (No classes, Offices closed)


Deadline to:

  • Submit dissertation electronically
  • Submit thesis electronically
  • Submit signature pages to 409 White Hall

Nov 30

Thanksgiving Holiday (No classes, Offices closed Thursday & Friday)

Dec 1

All incomplete grades from previous semester must be cleared

Dec 5

Final deadline for all dissertation and thesis corrections


Classes End

Dec 8-14

Final exam week

Dec 13

Date of Kent campus graduate ceremony is tentative. Since graduate ceremony date has not been confirmed, please check the commencement site for official date.


"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