Graduate Admission for International Students from India | School of Digital Sciences | Kent State University

Graduate Admission for International Students from India

Supplementing the Graduate Admission page and the Graduate Admission for International Students page, this page contains additional information for applicants from India who plan to apply to the Master of Digital Sciences (MDS) degree program.


The Data Science concentration focuses on the data analysis and modeling needed by an organization and the processing of structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data using statistical and semantic analysis techniques to meet those needs.

The Digital Systems Software Development concentration is very well-suited for graduates from Indian Bachelor's programs in Computer Science (CS) and Information Technology (IT) who want to study software development but do not have the pre-requisite courses for admission into the Computer Science Master's program.  This concentration is also well-suited for graduates from Electrical and Communication Engineering (ECE), Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE), Mechanical Engineering, and Civil Engineering programs who would like to study software development to complement their undergraduate engineering background.

The other concentrations include Digital Systems Telecommunication NetworksDigital Systems Management, and Digital Systems Training Technology.

Evaluating Your Marks

Kent State University's admission criteria is based on Grade Point Average (GPA), with a 3.0 GPA required for admission into the Master of Digital Sciences degree program. Based on past history, we recommend that applicants have marks of at least:

  • 60% with no backlogs (F's)
  • 62-63% at most 2-3 backlogs
  • 65% with at most 5 backlogs

Applicants with 10+ backlogs are unlikely to be granted admission.

All admission decisions are based on an applicant's GPA as calculated by our  International Admissions office.  If you have questions about this process, you can send email to or call +1-330-672-7980.  Please do not send questions about GPA conversion to the School of Digital Sciences since we do not perform this conversion.

If you have a question about:

  • The Master of Digital Sciences degree program —  email
  • Your application — you need to contact International Admissions at or call +1-330-672-7980.   Please do not send questions about your application to the School of Digital Sciences since we do not see your application until it is complete and has been released to us by International Admissions.
  • Your I-20 or you need general assistance after you have been admitted —  Contact International Student and Scholar Services at or call +1-330-672-7980.
  • The application and admission process from India —  Contact Kent State University's Liaison Office in New Delhi at or call 011-405-26889.