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 providing admissions support, 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 the  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 area)

Valorie Adkins - Special Assistant
Brenda Ellsworth - Administrative Clerk      
Nancy Miller - Academic Program Director



The Associate Dean of Graduate Education is Dr. Stephen Mitchell. Associate Dean Mitchell can be contacted at the Office of Administrative Affairs & Graduate Education or by email.



May 22
Intersession begins
May 24-June 2
Dates for withdrawal from Intersession
May 29
Memorial Day - no classes, offices closed
June 12
Summer I and II classes begin
June 12 Last day for those hoping to graduate August 2017 to file approved dissertation proposal and IRB statement of approval, thesis proposal, or project proposal
June 16 Deadline to apply for graduate level August 2017 graduation
June 16-July 2 Dates for withdrawal from Summer I
June 19-July 16
Dates for withdrawal from Summer II
June 30
Final date for oral defense of graduation level dissertation/thesis/propject
July 17 Summer III classes begin
July 21-Aug 6 Dates for withdrawal from Summer III
July 21
Deadline to:
  • Submit dissertation electronically
  • Submit thesis electronically
  • Submit signature pages to 407 White Hall

July 28

Aug 9

All incomplete grades from previous semesters must be cleared

Final deadline for all dissertation and thesis corrections

Aug 19 Commencement



"The Guidelines for Preparation of Theses and Dissertations are designed to assist students and typists maintain the high degree of accuracy and consistency, which are the 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 University Libraries provides an APA Cheat Sheet 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.


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 06/21/2017

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Contact Information

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)