The Graduate College supports you from your first semester through your academic and
professional journey until graduation. By choosing to attend Kennesaw State University,
an R2 institution, you gain access to numerous opportunities to learn from our experienced
faculty members, engage in industry-leading research in your field, and become the
career leader you aspire to be.
New for Fall 2023, is the new graduate student success center in the Academic Learning
Center, room 3550. This space caters to the diverse needs of graduate students and
offers a serene environment for studying, group projects, brainstorming sessions,
and workshops. A current Talon Card is required for entry.
(A new graduate student lounge is coming soon to Marietta Campus!)
KSU Graduate Resources
KSU offers various graduate school resources that support you through your graduate program and in your unique career field.
Mastering your graduate research process is a crucial part of your academic success. As a graduate student, you have unique resources available to make your research exciting and simplified. The KSU Library System gives graduate students special borrowing privileges, one-on-one research consultations, in-depth research guides, and more on both the Kennesaw and Marietta campuses.
The Department of Career Planning and Development at Kennesaw State helps you navigate and succeed in your current and future career field. As a graduate student, you have access to essential services, workshops and programs, tools and resources that will help guide your professional decisions through graduation.
The Boren Fellowship is a competitive award designed to fund graduate students’ study and/or research abroad for a duration of 3 to 12 months in various countries. Recipients of the Boren Fellowship are required to pursue a course of study or research project that includes a substantial component of language study. The objective of the award is to train Americans in languages that are not commonly spoken in the United States. Following the fellowship, Boren Fellows commit to spending a year working within a U.S. government agency, thereby offering an excellent start to their careers.
To apply, please contact the KSU Office of National & International Scholarships &
Fellowships (ONISF) as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The internal deadline for applications is January 12—applicants must begin work on their materials immediately!
As you approach graduation with your graduate degree, stay informed of all the KSU
commencement processes, important dates and times, and relevant graduation information.
Find out when you should petition to graduate, RSVP to march in commencement, purchase
your cap and gown, and so much more.
Here is some important information to prepare for graduation, and, if you choose,
for participating in commencement in Fall 2023.
1. Check DegreeWorks. Make sure that all requirements, including all dissertation forms, have been approved – with the exception of the oral defense form. All forms must be approved (as reflected in DegreeWorks) before you are eligible to graduate AND eligible to walk in Commencement.
2. Confirm with your advisor that you are ready to defend your dissertation before
the end of the semester.
3. Here is the timelinefor permission to walk in Commencement:
November 21, 2023 - In order to ensure that you can participate, receive guest tickets, and have your name in the commencement book, the Doctoral Defense Outcome form must be submitted no later than 4 weeks prior to the first ceremony.
November 28, 2023 - In order to ensure that you can participate and have your name in the commencement book, the Doctoral Defense Outcome form must be submitted no later than 2 weeks prior to the first ceremony. You may not receive guest tickets.
December 5, 2023 - In order to ensure that you can participate, the Doctoral Defense Outcome form must be submitted no later than 1 week prior to the first ceremony. Your name will not appear in the commencement book, and you may not receive guest tickets.