Current Students

  • Graduation

    The application process for graduation is online, directions can be found in the link above. The fee for applying for graduation in this time frame is sixty-five dollars ($65). Once this deadline has passed, potential graduates will incur a late fee of thirty-eight dollars and fifty cents ($38.50) to file for graduation. Be sure to pick up your cap and gown at the announced dates and times.

    Application for Graduation Instructions Commencement Information

    Apply here for the graduation.

    Questions about filing for graduation?
    If you have any questions about the procedure for filing for graduation or if you have missed the initial deadline, please call the Record's Office (Jones Hall) at 330-941-3182.

  • Graduate Student Forms

    Approval for Acceptance of Coursework at Northeast Ohio Public Universities (cross-registration)
    Application to pursue courses at Northeast Ohio Public Universities.
    Petition for Late Withdrawal Form*
    Form to request a withdrawal from a course with a grade of F assigned due to circumstances beyond the student’s control. Not applicable if the student completed the course.
    Transient Status Form*
    Request for Transient status. Required before taking a course at 
    another institution.
    Transfer Credit Form*
    Request for Transfer of Graduate Credit.
    Undergraduate to take Graduate Course Form
    Application by undergraduate to enroll in a graduate (5800 or higher level) course

  • Thesis & Dissertations

    Choose from the links below to find information about Thesis and Dissertation guidelines:

  • Travel

    Travel funds are available through the Office of Research Services.  Usually funds are on a first-come, first-served basis to support degree-seeking students who are either presenting papers at regional/national conferences or who are members of panels at such meetings. Student Travel forms* are available through the Office of Research Services.  Please contact Dinah McCamon at with any questions.

  • Grievance Procedure

    The Graduate Student Grievance Procedure provides the graduate students at YSU with a formal channel through which complaints concerning academic matters may be heard. It creates a system whereby the student may receive assistance in a claim within the organization of the University.

    Informal discussions between persons directly involved in a grievance are essential in the early stages of a dispute and should be encouraged at all stages. An equitable solution to the problem should be sought before the respective persons directly involved in the case have assumed official or public positions that might tend to polarize the dispute and make resolution more difficult. If a problem still exists after discussion, the student should bring the complaint to the attention of the Graduate Program Director and Department Chair. If the problem remains unresolved, students wishing to file a grievance should contact the Coordinator in the College of Graduate Studies for an appropriate referral.

    Academic Grievance Procedure

    Academic Grievance Form

  • Diversity of Scholarship

    Diversity of Scholarship

    Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 6:00 PM
    Gallery — Kilcawley Center

    Every day on the campus of Youngstown State University, students and faculty are engaged in scholarly activity. The Diversity of Scholarship is an annual event to highlight a diverse group of presenters who will discuss their scholarly activity and the role it has played in their university experience. The Diversity of Scholarship event is open to any graduate student completing research, special projects, performances, or other creative work at YSU. Interested students are invited to submit a proposal by Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

    Call for Diversity Scholarship**

    Diversity of Scholarship Application

  • Three Minute Thesis

    Registration Deadline: October 20, 2017
    Preliminary Rounds:  Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Noon and Thursday, November 2, 2017  at 3:00 pm. Both rounds will be held in Kilcawley Center.
    Finals: Thursday, November 16, 2017   5:00 pm in Kilcawley Center

    Full information on the Three Minute Thesis webpage.


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