Graduate Admission

Kentucky State University is using GradCAS and NursingCAS as our applications for graduate studies. We use NursingCAS for the DNP program and GradCAS for all other programs. All individuals wishing to apply to a graduate program at Kentucky State University need to complete the application on the proper system. All documents including transcripts, test scores, and recommendations need to be sent directly to the proper CAS system.  

If documents need to be sent to Kentucky State University, they should be sent to the Office of Graduate Studies at the following address:

Office of Graduate Studies
Cooperative Extension Building, Suite 225
Kentucky State University
Frankfort, Ky. 40601

Prospective students will need to select the proper program application in the application system. A search for Kentucky State University in the CAS will bring up all program areas within that CAS for our University.

  1. Select the program you wish to apply to, then complete all necessary information.
  2. Personal Information:
    1. Biographic information
    2. Contact information
    3. Citizenship information
    4. Race & Ethnicity
    5. Other information including your SSN (U.S. citizens)
  3. Academic History:
    1. Colleges Attended, we do require official transcripts for all applications
    2. Standardized Test scores if required
    3. You may enter your GPA and courses, but we require a transcript, you only need to enter prerequisite course work required by the program.
  4. Supporting Information
  5. Enter a copy of your CV or resume
  6. Program Materials
    1. Read information about the program
    2. Answer program specific questions
    3. A personal essay is required for all programs
    4. A minimum of 3 recommendations are required, if you are employed one should be a supervisor
    5. Provide information for any prerequisite classes required by the program 

Additional Information to Remember When Applying:

    1. If your chosen program requires an admission test, it will be referenced on the information page in the Program Materials section, official scores are required
    2. All programs require official transcripts for regular admissions, international students are required to provide a translated and verified transcript through an accredited evaluation agency before applications can be reviewed. We recommend WES or SpanTran for the evaluation.  But we do accept other similar service listed in GradCAS or other agency members of  National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. For WES evaluation, please follow steps and instruction in GradCAS. For SpanTran evaluation, You can access their application here: SpanTran Application - Kentucky State University
    3. Application Fee is collected in GradCAS or NursingCAS

Additional Requirements For International Students:

  1. International Application Fee
  2. International Applicant Supplement Page
  3. Transcript Translation and Evaluation
  4. English Language Proficiency Test Scores (e.g., TOEFL, IELTS)
    • TOEFL
      • Paper Based  525
      • Computer Based  194
      • Internet Based  70
    • IELTS  6.0
    • Duolingo  100
  5. Once admitted and requesting I-20, International applicants must provide proof of sufficient funding to cover at least the first year expenses for their education in the U.S.

Note: To be considered for graduate admission, the application must contain all the required materials and must be submitted according to the deadlines published by Kentucky State University.

The application fee is non-refundable.

  • Application Deadlines
    • Fall Enrollment: May 15
    • Spring Enrollment: October 15

International applicants require longer processing time, so foreign applicants should complete their applications as early as possible, preferably at least three months prior to prospective enrollment. 

To apply to any graduate programs other than the DNP program: 
Graduate application using GradCAS


To apply to the DNP program: 

Doctorate of Nursing Practice Application

Graduate Studies Contact Information:

   Dr. Buddhi R. Gyawali
   Interim Director of Graduate Studies


Graduate Admission Process:

Once an application is considered complete and submitted through the proper application process, the application package is sent to the program coordinator for each graduate degree program. It will then be sent to the Application Review Committee for each degree program for review and a recommendation on admission to a program. No application is sent to a program for review until all required information is included.

Applicant should complete their application in advance of the application deadline. These application deadlines apply to domestic students. Foreign applicants require longer processing time, so foreign applicants should complete their applications as early as possible, preferably at least three months prior to prospective enrollment. Applicants who seek financial aid, scholarships, internships, and/or assistantships need to refer to the program information for the process and any deadlines related to the funding source. Places in the entering classes will be reserved on a rolling basis, and so earlier applications may be favored for admission.