Instructions

Thank you for your interest in our program.  You will need to submit ALL THE FOLLOWING ITEMS before your application will be forwarded to the MIBS graduate admissions committee for consideration.  
1.  This fully-completed electronic application for admission.  You will need to upload your 1,500 word personal essay/statement of goals and career objectives, your resume, and any information about previous colleges or universities you have attended as part of this electronic application.
2.  Your non-refundable application fee ($30 for U.S. applicants or $100 for international applicants), mailed or delivered directly to:
MIBS Admissions
Kentucky State University Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences
400 E. Main Street
Frankfort, KY  40601
3.  Official transcripts in sealed envelopes forwarded directly to the address above by each college or university you have previously attended, INCLUDING Kentucky State University.  Copies of transcripts, unofficial transcripts, or transcripts submitted in anything other than their original, sealed envelopes WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  
4.  Letters of reference submitted by each of the three individuals you name in this electronic application form.  A link for submitting the letters will be sent to your reference-writers, who will be able to complete the information and upload letters directly to KSU.  ALL THREE LETTERS OF REFERENCE MUST BE RECEIVED FOR THIS APPLICATION TO BE CONSIDERED.
5.  International students must submit additional documentation, which includes:
a.  The International Application Fee
b.  The international applicant supplement page
c.  The deposit for International Students
d.  Verification of financial support form
e.  Transcript translation and evaluation
f.  English Language Proficiency Test Scores (e.g., TOEFL, IELTS)
Further information about international applications can be found at https://kysu.edu/academics/graduate-studies/graduate-admission/#deadlines
Please contact Dr. Mara Merlino at mara.merlino@kysu.edu or Dr. Tierra Freeman Taylor at tierra.freeman@kysu.edu if you need assistance with the application procedures.
It is the policy of Kentucky State University not to discriminate against any individual in its educational programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender disability, veteran status, age, religion, sexual orientation, or marital status.

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* 1. To which of the MIBS concentrations listed below would you like to apply?

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* 2. Enter your full legal name.

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* 3. Social Security Number/Identification Number (if available)

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* 4. Current/Local Address

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* 5. Permanent Address

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* 6. Telephone Numbers

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* 7. Email Address

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* 8. Citizenship

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* 9. If you answered "Other" in the previous question, then please provide the following information:

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* 10. Is Kentucky your state of legal residence?

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* 11. If you answered "Yes" to the previous question, then how long have you lived in Kentucky?

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* 12. Are you female or male?

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* 13. Which ethnicity BEST describes you?  (This information will not be used in making admission decisions; however, it is necessary for record keeping purposes.)

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* 14. Date of Birth

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* 15. Place of Birth

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* 16. Military Status (Military Status is important for reporting and financial aid purposes.  This information will not be used in making admission decisions.)

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* 17. Employment History 1 (enter current or most recent employer below; if you have no previous employers to report, then SKIP TO QUESTION 21).

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* 18. Do you have another current or previous employer?

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* 19. Employment History 2 (Enter your second employer information below.)

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* 20. Do you want to enter a third current or previous employer?

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* 21. Employment History 3 (Enter your third employer information below. 

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* 22. Please upload your current resume or curriculum vitae here.

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* 23. Educational History 1 (Enter the information for the college or university you most recently attended.)  Contact this institution and have official transcripts sent to Kentucky State University.

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* 24. Have you attended a second college or university?  

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* 25. Educational History 2 (Enter the information for the second college or university you have attended.)  Contact this institution and have official transcripts sent to Kentucky State University.

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* 26. Have you attended a third college or university?

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* 27. Educational History 3 (Enter the information for the second college or university you have attended.) Contact this institution and have official transcripts sent to Kentucky State University.

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* 28. If you have been previously enrolled in more than three colleges or universities, then please upload a file with the College/University Name, Address, Dates Attended, and Degree Earned here.

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* 29. What is your current GPA or GPA at the time of your college graduation?

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* 30. In what term are you planning to enroll?

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* 31. In what year are you planning to enroll (e.g., 2019, 2020, etc.)?

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* 32. Are you enrolling as a degree seeking, or non-degree seeking student?

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* 33. Please check all tests you have completed.  (Please note that the MA Program in Interdisciplinary Behavioral Science does not require the GRE or the GMAT for admission.  The TOEFL test is required for all international applicants who are from non-English speaking countries.)

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* 34. For which of these tests have you sent scores to Kentucky State University?

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* 35. What were your scores on the tests you submitted to Kentucky State University?  

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* 36. Reference 1 Contact Information (required)

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* 37. I understand and agree that this recommendation will remain confidential.  Please select one:

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* 38. Reference 2 Contact Information (required)

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* 39. I understand and agree that this recommendation will remain confidential.  Please select one:

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* 40. Reference 3 Contact Information (required)

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* 41. I understand and agree that this recommendation will remain confidential.  Please select one:

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* 42. You may want to provide contact information for additional recommenders in case your top choices are unable to submit documents in support of your application.  Do you want to add a reference?

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* 43. Reference 4 Contact Information (optional)

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* 44. I understand and agree that this recommendation will remain confidential.  Please select one:

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* 45. Add another reference?

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* 46. Reference 5 Contact Information (optional)

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* 47. I understand and agree that this recommendation will remain confidential.  Please select one:

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* 48. Add another reference?

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* 49. Reference 6 Contact Information (optional)

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* 50. I understand and agree that this recommendation will remain confidential.  Please select one:

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* 51. Emergency Contact

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* 52. Upload your 1500 word Personal Essay/Statement of Goals and Career Objectives.

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* 53. Type your name in the space below to affirm the following statement:

I understand that withholding information on this application will result in ineligibility for admission to Kentucky State University.  I certify that the above information is true, accurate, and complete.

Thank you for completing your application to the Kentucky State University MA Program in Interdisciplinary Behavioral Science.  You will be contacted by email once the MIBS graduate application committee has reached a decision about your application.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions.
Best regards,
Dr. Mara Merlino
Professor of Psychology and Sociology and Coordinator, MA Program in Interdisciplinary Behavioral Science
Kentucky State University

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