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Graduate Programs: Online Graduate Education Degree

Why Kent State Online?

These quality online graduate education degree programs offer an alternative to campus-based programs. They allow you more flexibility in both time and space. All KSU online graduate education degree programs are accredited by a national accrediting body and provide a high level of excellence in teaching and learning experiences.

Online Graduate Education Degree Programs

Master of Arts/Master of Education: Cultural Foundations

The Cultural Foundations master degree programs are concerned with the study of educational policies and practices from social, philosophical, historical, and comparative perspectives. The individualized programs are designed to provide educators in school and nonschool settings with the skills necessary to interpret educational policies and analyze educational activities in various situations.

Master of Arts: Journalism and Mass Communication - Public Relations

The Kent State online master’s degree concentration in public relations offers advanced training in social media, management, crisis communications, branding, internal communications and strategic campaigns. The curriculum is dynamic, challenging, and professionally relevant—all thanks to an innovative, world-class faculty with deep academic and professional expertise.

Master of Education: Evaluation and Measurement

The Evaluation and Measurement Program has been designed to introduce students to theories, skills, and applications in the fields of research methodology, statistical analyses, program evaluation, assessment, and measurement/psychometrics. Our program seeks to develop specialists who can apply their knowledge about research and measurement in a variety of settings. Emphasis on theory and application prepares students to use a variety of research approaches and techniques with a mature understanding of their rationale.

Master of Education: Instructional Technology

This graduate program offers students a MEd in Instructional Technology and offers courses that prepare students to use a variety of technology in many different settings.

Library Media

Students who complete this graduate program are licensed to work at any level K-12 as a Library/Media specialist.

Master of Arts: Journalism Educator Specialization within the Reporting and Editing Concentration

The same Master of Arts degree for journalism educators is also available online for those who cannot attend on-campus classes at Kent State. This online graduate education degree program emphasizes skills and theory teachers can learn today and use in their classrooms tomorrow. From coaching a novice news writer to gaining strategies to protect students’ First Amendment rights, the range of course content covers what teachers and advisers need to know to be effective journalism educators.

Master of Music in Music Education

The comprehensive Master of Music in music education online program helps choral, instrumental and general music teachers develop their professional skills. The program is differentiated from others in that it is practitioner-oriented.

Master of Liberal Studies

Kent State University is one of 6 institutions in Ohio to offer the Master of Liberal Studies (MLS) degree, but the only one that allows you to take courses from any college or school in the university. It also has the fewest required courses: only ONE required course, AS 61000 Introduction to Liberal Studies, about which more below. The KSU Master's Degree in Liberal Studies therefore provides you with a unique opportunity to study at the graduate level in fields that are of interest and use to you. KSU Master of Liberal Studies students, under the guidance of the Program Director, select courses from across the university to form their own individualized and integrated course of study. 

Master of Library and Information Science

The School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University offers the only Master of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S.) degree in Ohio that is accredited by the American Library Association. The school is recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the nation's top 20 graduate schools in the field, and the youth librarianship program is ranked 13th. Students can take courses at the Kent Campus, in Columbus at the State Library of Ohio, and online through eDegree.

Master of Science in Knowledge Management

Knowledge management is a discipline that takes a comprehensive, systematic approach to the information assets of an organization by identifying, capturing, collecting, organizing, indexing, storing, integrating, retrieving and sharing them. Such assets include intellectual capital, employee expertise, business and competitive intelligence, and organizational memory. It strives to make the collective knowledge, information and experiences of the organization available to individual employees or organizational groups for their use and to motivate them to contribute their knowledge to the collective assets. It seeks to create or identify communities of practice or interest, especially to identify lesson learned and best practices.

Master of Science: Health Informatics

The Master of Science degree with a concentration in Health Informatics is a 36 credit hour degree program beginning in Fall 2012. 

Masters in Instructional Technology

The general Masters Degree in Instructional Technology is especially appropriate for teachers who wish to develop greater sophistication with technologies and want to use them effectively in their classrooms. It is also an appropriate degree for those who wish to develop skills in fields like corporate training, multimedia production, Web development, administration of technology centers, and other positions that involve the instructional application of information and communications technologies.

Public Administration

Kent State University's MPA Program seeks to enhance the quality of public sector and non-profit management by teaching ethical leadership and theoretical understandings of administration; enhancing knowledge, analytical skills, and technical abilities; and emphasizing experiential learning opportunities to apply theory and skills. Toward that end, the program provides professional-level graduate education to pre- and in-service students through a high quality online format.