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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 Coordinator

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 2014

A list of deadline dates for items such as graduation, oral defense of dissertation, oral defense of thesis, withdraw and exit from current semester, etc. Also, dates of when the semester begins and ends, graduation commencement ceremony, and dates for when the University is closed due to holidays.

Week of July 7, 2014 - Spring 2014 diplomas mailed to students' permanent

Important Graduate Dates for Summer 2014


Intersession Begins

21-30 May

Dates for withdrawal from Intersession


Summer I and II classes begin

13-29 Jun

Dates for withdrawal from Summer I

June 16-July 13

Dates for withdrawal from Summer II


Last day for those hoping to graduate August 2014 to file approved dissertation proposal and IRB statement of approval, thesis proposal or project proposal


Deadline to apply for graduate level August 2014 graduation


Final date for oral defense of graduation level dissertation/thesis/project


Summer III classes begin

July 18-Aug 3

Dates for withdrawal from Summer III


Deadline to: Submit dissertation  OR thesis electronically                

Submit signature pages to 409 White Hall


All incomplete grades from previous semesters must be cleared


Final deadline for all dissertation and thesis corrections




"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