Applications   for   admission   to   graduate   studies   at Kentucky  State  University  must  be  submitted  to  the Office of Graduate Studies. The appropriate address is:

Office of Graduate Studies
Kentucky State University
Academic Services Building
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

Please identify the Masters program to which you are applying.   All admissions application materials must be sent to the Office of Graduate Studies, including the application,   transcripts,   letters   of   recommendation, application fee, graduate record examination scores, and other items specified in by each program.   To be considered for admission, the application must contain all the required materials and must be submitted according to the deadlines published by each program.

Requirements for Admission

Each  program  has  stipulations  regarding  admissions requirements, and these are discussed in the following program descriptions.

Application Form

Each  student  must  submit  a  completed,  signed application form together with a non-refundable fee in the amount of US $30 ($100 for International Students) in bank draft or a check.   The form may be obtained from the university’s website,, or by e- mailing the request to:

Application Deadlines

The application must be received by July 1 for the fall semester, and November 15 for the spring semester, and May 1 for the summer term.


Each  applicant  must  provide  official  copies  of transcripts of all previous college/university credits showing   all   grades   received   and   any   degrees   or certificates that have been awarded.  Kentucky State University graduates may request official copies of their transcripts via The National Student Clearinghouse at:

The student who has not completed his/her undergraduate degree at the time of application for admission to the Computer Science Technology program must submit the current official transcript at the time of application, as well as an official transcript upon completion of the undergraduate degree.   An official transcript must bear the raised seal and the signature of the registrar from the sending institution.  Graduates from all schools other than Kentucky State University should contact their registrar and request that official copies of their transcripts be forwarded directly to the Office of Graduate Studies.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

All applicants for admission to a program that requires or recommends the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) at the time of application should complete the GRE as early as possible.  The satisfactory official score reports from the general section of the GRE must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies. The GRE must have been taken within the past five years leading to the application due date.  If the GRE is required, certain domestic students who may not have had the opportunity to take the GRE may be admitted provisionally if they have good academic standing for one semester provided they take the test during their initial semester in graduate school.  Application materials for the GRE can be obtained from, and must be sent to, the Educational Testing Service, P. O. Box 6000, Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6000 U.S.A.   (Telephone: 609-771-7670 or 510-654-1200).  It is the responsibility of the applicant to apply for and take the examination and to have the official scores sent to the Office of Graduate Studies.   The MBA requires the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), and the MPA accepts the GMAT as one option for applicants.  Please refer to the MBA program description for details concerning the GMAT.

Letters of Recommendation

All     applicants     should    have     three     letters     of recommendation  from  instructors  at  previous institutions or from previous and/or current employers. The letters must be mailed directly to the Office of Graduate Studies.

Additional Requirements

Please  refer  to  specific  descriptions  of  graduate programs    description    for    additional admissions requirements  and  application  procedures  and instructions.


Upon admission to one of the graduate programs, each student will be assigned an advisor.   The student shall take the initiative to become familiar with the objectives of the program and the pertinent regulations prior to scheduling a conference with the assigned advisor.  The graduate regulations are defined in the Graduate Bulletin portion of the Kentucky State University Academic Catalog, and all general regulations are published in other appropriate sections therein.