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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)
ogs@kent.edu





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 chackne1@kent.edu.


Important Graduate Dates for Summer 2014

19-May

Intersession Begins

21-30 May

Dates for withdrawal from Intersession

9-Jun

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

13-Jun

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

13-Jun

Deadline to apply for graduate level August 2014 graduation

2-Jul

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

14-Jul

Summer III classes begin

July 18-Aug 3

Dates for withdrawal from Summer III

18-Jul

Deadline to: Submit dissertation  OR thesis electronically                

Submit signature pages to 409 White Hall

25-Jul

All incomplete grades from previous semesters must be cleared

8-Aug

Final deadline for all dissertation and thesis corrections

16-Aug

Commencement


Important Graduate Dates for Fall 2014



Aug-21 EHHS Graduate Orientation White Hall 5-7pm

Aug-25

Fall classes begin

Aug-29

Last day to apply for December 2014 graduate-level graduation

Aug-29

Last day for those hoping to graduate in December 2014 to file approved dissertation proposal & IRB statement of approval or thesis or project proposal

Sep-1

Labor Day (No classes, Offices closed)

Oct-31

Final date for oral defense of graduate level

  • Dissertation
  • Thesis
  • Project

Nov-2

Last day to withdraw from classes

Nov-11

Veteran's Day (No classes, Offices closed)

Nov-19

Deadline to:

  • Submit dissertation electronically
  • Submit thesis electronically
  • Submit signature pages to 409 White Hall
Nov-26 (Noon) -

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

Dec-7

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.


GUIDELINES FOR PREPARATION OF THESES AND DISSERTATIONS

"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. http://www.library.kent.edu/files/APACheatSheet.pdf

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