Where to find graduate information

Graduate school is already hard enough, let us help make it easier.  The Graduate Student Resources page is a collection of just about every form, document, or table you will need to be prepared for grad school.  Any further information can be found by contacting the Graduate Studies office, or by contacting the office of your respective program.

Graduate Thesis Deadlines

Semester of Planned Graduation Fall 2021 SPRING 2022 SUmmer 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023 SUMMER 2023
Semester Prior to Graduation
Submission of Thesis Topic Approval Sheet Jun 14, 2021 Nov 8,  2021 Mar 14, 2022 Jun 13, 2022 Nov 7, 2022 Mar 13, 2023
Graduating Semester
Last Day to add GR698, GR699, GR799 Oct 20, 2021 Mar 21, 2022 Jun 17, 2022 Oct 19, 2022 Mar 20, 2023 Jun 16, 2023
Last Day to hold Oral Thesis Defense Nov 1, 2021 Apr 4, 2022 Jun 20, 2022 Oct 31, 2022 Apr 3, 2023 Jun 19, 2023
Complete and Approved Electronic Thesis due to Graduate Studies Nov 8, 2021 Apr 11, 2022 Jul 1, 2022 Nov 7, 2022 Apr 10, 2023 Jun 30, 2023
Thesis reader returns comment to thesis chairperson for consideration Nov 29, 2021 Apr 18, 2022 Jul 22, 2022 Nov 28,  2022 Apr 17, 2023 Jul 21, 2023
Thesis Revisions Due to Office of Graduate Studies. Once Acceptance Sheet is signed by Dean of Graduate Studies, permission will be given to student to upload thesis to ProQuest Dec 3, 2021 Apr 29, 2022 Jul 29, 2022 Dec 2, 2022 Apr 28, 2023 Jul 28, 2023


Graduate Thesis, Research, and Writing Workshops for Spring 2022

The Office of Graduate Studies, along with the Kent Library and the Center for Writing Excellence, is hosting graduate student workshops. The workshops will provide important information and tips for writing graduate papers. This is an opportunity for students working on writing projects to ask questions and get help.

Click this link to register for any and all of the upcoming workshops and to reserve your lunch/dinner for the workshops when it is provided. You must be registered to attend the workshops. Please register at least three days before a workshop to guarantee your lunch! You can also register for all of them at one time.

  1. Thesis Process Overview– Understanding the thesis process, deadlines, and important dates.
    Wednesday, February 2, 2022, from 12:00 –1:00 p.m. 
    Kent Library, room 215 or via Zoom 
    You must register to reserve your spot. A box LUNCH will be provided for those that register and attend in person.
  2. Zotero Workshop– Learn Zotero, an effective citation management tool, for organizing research citations, creating an annotated bibliography and helping with your literature review.
    Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 4:30—5:30pm
    Kent Library, room 215 or via Zoom 
    You must register to reserve a seat. A box DINNER will be provided for those that register and attend in person.
  3. Citation Workshop– Discover useful information about APA, MLA, and Chicago citation styles for your graduate research papers and theses. Especially important for graduate students in their topic approval semester. Workshop will be 45 minutes of discussion; followed by one-on-one Q&A.
    Thursday, March 3, 2022, 12:00—3:00pm
    Kent Library, room 215 or via Zoom
    You must register to reserve your spot. A box LUNCH will be provided for those that register and attend in person.
  4. Thesis Review & Citation Workshop– Valuable tips for completing your thesis and an overview of final steps and useful information about APA, MLA, and Chicago citation styles. Workshop will be one-on-one Q&A; followed by a 5:15pm, 45 minutes of discussion.
    Thursday, April 7, 3:00—6:00pm
    Kent Library, room 215 or via Zoom
    You must register to reserve your spot.
  5. Reference and Library Research Consultations
    Kent Library encourages students to schedule a one-on-one research consultation with a librarian early in your research process. Go to Kent Library’s  Ask Us webpage to request a research consultation.

Independent Study

Students have the opportunity to conduct their own independent study related to their field of study for a predetermined number of academic credits. Requirements may differ between various programs, but all programs follow a similar approval process that requires students to fill out the approval form below.


The academic internship is a valuable extension of formal academic education. It affords students an opportunity to combine their educational experience with professional work experience for academic credit. At the date of completion, the form below needs to be filled out in order to approve the credits earned. For questions about requirements and eligibility, contact the office of your respective program.

Professional Development

Southeast wants all students to have meaningful experiential learning as part of their education. Southeast has established a fund to support professional experiences for students. The fund helps make possible the participation by students in real-world, professional presentations of the results of research and other creative work. The program supports travel, lodging and other expenses related to these activities (subject to university policies governing faculty/staff travel) on a competitive basis. This program is run directly by the Funding for Results Team as a permanent program.

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