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Kent State University welcomes applications for graduate study from those wishing to pursue an advanced degree at the master's or doctoral level as a full- or part-time student. The university also encourages graduate work for students who desire to enrich their lives through nondegree courses or who are in good standing in a graduate degree program at another university and wish to enroll as transient students.

Each program will assess its applicants holistically considering academic credentials, related professional experience, academic or professional references, scholarly activities, and professional activities among others.

The following criteria are recommended for doctoral program admission:
 
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of a 3.0/4.0 (for those programs that consider undergraduate GPA)
  • Cumulative graduate GPA of a 3.5/4.0
  • Graduate Record Exam scores at or above the 50th percentile in verbal and quantitative.  For programs using the GRE analytical writing score a 4.0 is the preferred score. 
The following criteria are recommended for Educational Specialist program admission:
 
  • Cumulative graduate GPA of 3.25/4.0
  • Some programs may require the GRE.
The following criteria are recommended for master’s program admission:
 
  • Cumulative graduate GPA of 3.00/4.0
  • Some programs may require the GRE.

Types of Admission

Prospective students may apply for admission under the following categories:

Each applicant is considered for admission in the particular school requested. Careful attention to application materials required for degree programs will help expedite the application through the admission process. Applicants should apply 6 to 8 weeks before the beginning of the term in which the applicant plans to register to allow adequate time for complete processing.

Applications for admission can not be reviewed until all materials have been received by the -

Division of Graduate Studies
Cartwright Hall, 650 Hilltop Dr.
Kent, Ohio 44242-0001

or gradapps@kent.edu

Graduate Programs Offered

DEGREES Offered

Below is a short summary of the many degrees offered through the College  of Education, Health, & Human Services.

MASTER OF ARTS

The Master of Arts (M.A.) degree requires a minimum of 32-semester hours of graduate coursework including at least 16 hours at the 60000 level or above. M.A. students have six years from the term of first enrollment to complete the program. Some programs, but not all, have six hours of Thesis I or six hours of Master's Project.

MASTER OF EDUCATION

The Master of Education (M.E.D.) degree requires a minimum of 32-semester hours of graduate coursework including at least 16 hours at the 60000 level or above. This is a non-thesis degree. M.E.D. students have six years from the term of first enrollment to complete the program.

MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING/ADOLESCENT TO YOUNG ADULT

The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree in adolescence to young adult education requires a minimum of 44-45 semester hours of coursework, of which at least 39 must be at the graduate level, and a school-based internship. This program serves individuals who have never held a teaching certificate or license and requires full-time study beginning in the summer and continuing through the academic year.

MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING/EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree in Early Childhood Education id designed for qualified individuals who have a bachelor's degree in an area other than teacher education. This program requires 18 months of full-time study which begins in June and leads to Ohio licensure for teaching children age three through grade three.

Accepting applications and inquiries for the summer 2017 start date

MASTER OF SCIENCE

The Master of Science (M.S.) program offers a degree in Nutrition. The nutrition program requires 32-semester hours including a master's thesis or master's project. The program provides students with an advanced specialization in the field of nutritional sciences and opportunities to participate in interdisciplinary research in laboratory and community settings.

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Hospitality and Tourism Management provides an integrated Hospitality and Tourism graduate education with an emphasis on regional, national, and global implications of the field. Students' critical analysis skills, research ability, and understanding of advanced hospitality and tourism issues will be developed. The program require 32 semester hours including a master's thesis or master's project.

EDUCATIONAL SPECIALIST

The Educational Specialist degree is a post-master's practitioner program. This is considered a terminal degree but provides preparation for a specialty position within the field of professional education.

DOCTOR OF AUDIOLOGY

The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) is a four-year post-baccalaureate professional doctoral degree program designed to integrate classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences. Doctors of Audiology are independent professionals who specialize in the diagnosis, management and treatment of hearing and balance disorders.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree is designed for students interested in becoming professional scholars, college and university teachers, or independent research workers in private, industrial or government research institutions. The degree will be conferred solely in recognition of high-level attainment in a branch of learning and in the demonstration of marked scholarly ability within a chosen field.