Graduate Programs

The School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration at Kent State offers diverse master's and doctoral programs, making it an ideal place to pursue continued study in administration and leadership-related disciplines.

Make the most of your education with the help of faculty expertise, practical experience and internships. 

Graduate Programs

Cultural Foundations

Cultural Foundations - M.A.

Explore education in its social and cultural contexts through a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives with the M.A. in Cultural Foundations. This program will help you develop the knowledge and skills to analyze and critique policies, and promote innovative practices in schools, cultural institutions and civic associations worldwide.

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Cultural Foundations - M.Ed.

Embrace a multidisciplinary approach to education with our M.Ed. degree in Cultural Foundations, in which you'll gain expertise in areas such as sociology of education, philosophy of education and multicultural studies, positioning you as a leader in promoting positive change in education.

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Cultural Foundations - Ph.D.

Empower yourself as a thought leader in education with our Ph.D. degree in Cultural Foundations, offering a comprehensive curriculum that prepares you to critically examine, interpret and shape educational policies and practices, driving positive change in the field.

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Higher Education Administration

Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs - M.Ed.

Prepare for success in diverse administrative roles with our M.Ed. degree in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs, as you gain a holistic understanding of the 'big picture' in higher education and develop expertise in areas such as campus life, career services, academic advising, international student services and more.

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Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs - Ed.S.

With a focus on student development, diversity and leadership, Kent State's Higher Education Administration-Student Affairs Ed.S. program provides continuing educational opportunities for practitioners who wish to hold or advance in careers as higher education administrators and staff professionals.

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Higher Education Administration - Ph.D.

The Ph.D. degree in Higher Education Administration prepares students for careers as highly effective higher education administrators and staff professionals. The coursework prepares students for the varied challenges facing two-year, four-year and graduate institutions and communities today, and helps shape educational institutions in the future.

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Hospitality and Tourism Management

Hospitality and Tourism Management - M.S.

The 100% online Master of Science degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management provides an integrated hospitality and tourism education with an emphasis on regional, national and global implications of the field.

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Interprofessional Leadership

Interprofessional Leadership - Ed.D.

The 100% online Doctor of Education degree in Interprofessional Leadership promotes the study of leadership from an interprofessional perspective. Our approach is framed around questions of equity, ethics, and social justice and focuses on developing solutions to complex problems of practice.

Concentration areas include:

  • Athletic Training
  • Cultural Foundations
  • Curriculum & Instruction
  • Educational Technology
  • Leadership in Educational Contexts
  • Special Education

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Research, Measurement and Statistics

Research, Measurement and Statistics - M.Ed.

The Master of Education degree in Research, Measurement, and Statistics develops educators and specialists in the areas of assessment, measurement, research design and program evaluation. The program serves teachers and administrators seeking applied measurement, research and evaluation skills for use in schools (pre-kindergarten to grade 12) and in higher education. The M.Ed. program offers flexibility in course offerings such that individualized plans of study can be built around the needs and career plans of each student. Additionally, students may take coursework in the program in a variety of ways:

  • 100% online
  • Predominantly face-to-face
  • A combination of online and face-to-face courses

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Research, Measurement and Statistics - Ph.D.

The Ph.D. degree in Research, Measurement and Statistics seeks to develop specialists who have the theoretical knowledge base and application skills for a number of different professional opportunities. Our doctoral students gain the expertise to teach courses at the college level, provide leadership in the conduct of research studies, and serve as consultants in research methodology and data analysis in education, industry, and government.

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Sport Administration

Sport Administration - M.A.

The Master of Arts degree in Sport Administration provides students a knowledge base in management theory and application in sport settings. The program culminates with an internship, research project or thesis. Students also have the opportunity to complete a dual degree program with the M.A. degree in Sport Administration and the M.B.A. degree in Business Administration.

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