Graduate Studies Frequently Asked Questions

Listed below are some of the frequently asked questions about Graduate Studies at Kentucky State University.

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What residence life options (housing, food, and other services) are available to graduate students?

Please contact the Office of Residence Life.

How do I arrange for payment of tuition and fees?

Please contact the Bursar’s Office.

How much does it cost to attend graduate studies at Kentucky State University?

Please refer to Tuition and Fees for the most up-to-date estimated costs.

Do you require any Graduate Admission Test (GMAT, GRE, LSAT, etc.)?


Do you require an English Language Proficiency Test (e.g., TOEFL, IELTS, etc.)?

If your native language is not English, you must submit official results of one of the following in order to receive consideration for admission:

  • Visit ETS for information on how to request ETS to send TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) test score reports.
  • Visit IELTS for information on how to request IELTS to send IELTS (International English Language Testing System) test score reports.
  • For both TOEFL and IELTS, the institutional code to use to request your Test Scores should be sent directly to GradCAS the official TOEFL code for GradCAS is B886, to have the score sent directly to Kentucky State University is 1368.
What is the admission process for International Students?
Who is an international student (or applicant)?

You are an international student (or applicant) if you are NOT a U.S. citizen, an immigrant, or a green card holder. International applicants include students who hold U.S. visas, such as F-1, J-1 Exchange Visitors, H-1, dependent visas or any other non-immigrant classifications. International students must have a visa status that allows academic study at Kentucky State University.

What scholarships or graduate assistantships are available to Graduate Students?
What is the Tuition Fee for Graduate Students?
How can I find information about graduate classes that are scheduled?

In the University bulletin (catalog), graduate courses are numbered and designated as follows:

  • 500-599: Open to graduate students only.
  • 600-699: Open to graduate students only; should be used for seminar and independent study.
  • 700-799: Open to graduate students only; thesis and research (professional) projects.

To find information about scheduled graduate courses:

  1. Go to
  2. Click Current Students.
  3. Click Schedule of Classes.
  4. Click “Search by Term” and then select the term of interest (e.g., Fall 2014).
  5. Under Subject, select the subject(s) of interest.
    Note: To select multiple subjects, hold down the “Ctrl” key on the keyboard and click on each subject you want to select.
  6. Under Course level, select Graduate.
  7. Towards the end of the document window, click on the button “Class Search”
    Note: the list of graduate courses of the subject(s) selected will be displayed.
Where can I get information about the graduate programs offered at Kentucky State University (KSU)?

Graduate Programs provides a list of all KSU graduate programs with links to program websites, and contact information for the Program Coordinator of every program. While the Graduate Studies Office can answer general questions about the application and admissions processes, graduate program coordinators can answer specific questions about the academic program to which you are interested in applying for admission.

Do you have any online graduate degree program?

Kentucky State University currently offers three programs fully on-line and have an on-line option in one other. The programs are:

  • Doctorate of Nursing Practice
  • MA Special Education
  • MS Environmental Studies: Capstone option only
  • Master of Public Administration
  • MA Interdisciplinary Behavioral Studies: Forensic Psychology program option is only

All of our programs have some courses that are available on-line, and most graduate level classes are offered on evenings.

What are the requirements for graduate application and admission to the Graduate Studies programs at Kentucky State University?

To be considered for admission to the Graduate Studies and graduate programs at Kentucky State University, applicants must complete a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university or its equivalent if not from the United States.  Details about admissions requirements are available in the University bulletin and on the Admissions information webpage.