Mission of the College

The Graduate College is a hub for lifelong learning and a resource center wherein we define, create, and implement graduate education at Kent State.

We prepare graduate students for success at Kent State and beyond. Our student-centered commitment is demonstrated through ongoing advocacy and praxis to provide inclusive, innovative, and encouraging environments that foster a sense of belonging across identities and disciplines. From orientation through degree completion, we provide Kent State graduate students an infrastructure of support via programming, professional development, scholarships and awards.

We serve in an advisory role to partner with academic colleges and programs to expand opportunities and promote advancement in graduate education, teaching, research, scholarship, and creative activity. We provide oversight of graduate education, policies, and standards advocating for graduate student success and well-being at a local, institutional and national level.