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Admissions Guidelines

Program Requirements:

  • 3.00 overall GPA

Application Procedure:

  1. Start at the Kent State Admissions Application site: Apply Now
  2. At this page scroll down to and click on Graduate Admissions if you are an international student, click on "International Admissions."
  3. At this page ("Step 1), select the degree program type you are applying to. 
  4. Read and follow the instructions under Step 2.

    Domestic student applications are processed through "Graduate Studies (GS)" and all required materials should be sent directly to these addresses:

    Graduate Studies (GS) or e-mail to gradapps@kent.edu
    Cartwright Hall
    650 Hilltop Drive
    Kent State University
    Kent, OH 44242-0001

    International student applications are all processed through the Office of Global Education:

    Global Education (OGE) or e-mail to intladm@kent.edu
    650 Loop Road
    Van Campen Hall
    Kent State University
    Kent, OH 44242-0001

    Transcripts must be sent directly by your current institution's Registrar to the appropriate address above. Additional information (such as guidelines for the Statement of Goals) is posted under each program in the department (use links below).

  5. Proceed to Step 3 which is apply now. Follow the instructions on the subsequent pages. (You may complete part of the application and return later to complete it if you need to do so: information will be saved.)

Your Application will require these materials, sent to GS (or OGE if international applicant):
  • 3 letters of recommendation (referees mail letters directly)
  • GRE scores (general test only) for domestic applications; TOEFL scores for international applications.
  • Transcripts from all colleges attended (sent directly by your registrar)
  • Statement of Focus or Goals (200-500 words; submit by pasting into online application form or mail to GS or OGE if international applicant)
  • Application Fee (Submit online)

Review Application Status: After you have submitted your application, you can always go back to Apply Now (login link at bottom of page) to view the status of your application to view which materials have been received and what is still missing from your application. Only completed applications will be considered for admission and/or assistantships.

Application Deadlines:

  • MA applicants seeking Graduate Assistantships or Fellowships: January 15.
  • Deadline for receipt of all application materials is January 15th. Please note that application materials, including transcripts, letters of recommendation, and GRE scores can take up to 6 weeks to reach and be processed by Graduate Admissions. Applicants are encouraged to begin the application process well in advance of the deadline.
  • MA applicants NOT seeking Assistantships or Fellowships are considered year-round


Graduate Application Contact Information:      

Brittany Moore
Graduate Secretary 
Department of English
Kent State University
P.O. Box 5190 
Kent, OH 44242-0001
(330) 672-1708
bmoore43@kent.edu
 
Kevin Floyd
Graduate Studies Coordinator
Department of English
Kent State University
P.O. Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242-0001
(330) 672-1753


Graduate Studies (GS)
Kent State University
P.O. Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242-0001
(330) 672-2661
gradapps@kent.edu

 

 

 

 

International Applicants:
Office of Global Education (OGE)
Van Campen Hall
Kent State University
P.O. Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242-0001
(330) 672-7980