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Flash Forward is a weekly blog for prospective graduate students.

This blog focuses on providing tomorrow's graduate students with the resources and insight needed to make an informed decision regarding graduate school.

Flash Forward features news and research from a variety of fields as well as content from faculty members, graduate admissions representatives, and Kent State students and alum. We hope this blog will serve as a valuable resource as you discern when the best time is to pursue an advanced degree!


Kent State University is a premier and renowned university — an engine for economic, cultural, and workforce development in the Ohio region and beyond. Kent State, with its eight-campus system in Northeast Ohio, serves the state and the nation with excellence through more than 50 master’s programs in more than 100 areas of specialization, as well as 23 doctoral programs with more than 50 specializations.

Kent State’s mission is to transform lives and communities through the power of discovery, learning, and creative expression in an inclusive environment.