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Kent State University's School of Digital Sciences is a cutting-edge interdisciplinary school designed to train tomorrow's digital leaders.  

The School of Digital Sciences is Kent State University's only independent, interdisciplinary school.  As an independent school, the School of Digital Sciences is outside all of the university's colleges.  As an interdisciplinary school, the School of Digital Sciences — which has no permanent faculty — draws faculty from colleges across the university to teach its courses, and its students have a unique opportunity to take selected classes from other programs as part of their major.

The school offers Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees in Digital Sciences, an undergraduate Minor, a Master of Digital Sciences (MDS) degree, and an Enterprise Architecture Graduate Certificate.


The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees in Digital Sciences help students gain a broad overview of digital technologies (e.g., web development, programming, design processes), acquire high-demand technical skills that are needed by virtually every business or organization, learn how different people use technology and then learn how to make technology easier to use, and learn how to work as part of a diverse project team.  Think of a web developer or project manager who has a broad understanding of technology, and is comfortable working with web designers, business managers, computer scientists, network engineers, etc.


The Master of Digital Sciences (MDS) is a professional Master's degree that allows students from a wide range of backgrounds to augment their skill sets.  Students have the opportunity to gain an introduction to several areas outside their undergraduate field, and then have an opportunity to specialize in a specific area of interest.  Electives provide opportunities for customization, and the degree ends with either an individual capstone project or thesis.

The School of Digital Sciences is Growing!

Although only three years old (the school started accepting students in Fall 2011), the School of Digital Sciences has some of the fastest growing programs at Kent State University!