Admissions Process | Educational Technology | Kent State University

Admissions Process

All admissions to graduate programs in the College and Graduate School of Education, Health and Human Services are handled through the university's Division of Graduate Studies

Applications are available online, and other forms associated with admissions can be obtained through EHHS Graduate Student Services. Application materials, including reference forms and letters, should be submitted online by attaching them to an email sent to Graduate Studies at gradapps@kent.edu.

Any hard copy materials submitted should be mailed to the Division of Graduate Studies, Cartwright Hall, 650 Hilltop Dr., Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242 USA.

If you have any questions about the admission process, you can phone the Division of Graduate Studies at 330-672-2661, or the college's Graduate Student Services office at 330-672-2576. Specific questions about master’s degree applications can be directed to Valerie Adkins (vadkins@kent.edu, 330-672-0559), and questions about doctoral degree applications can be directed to Cheryl Slusarczyk (330-672-0557, cslusarc@kent.edu).

Admission to the Master's Program

Master’s Degree applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree. Admission requirements include:

  • A completed application form.
  • A goal statement describing in detail the applicant's reasons for seeking a master’s degree in Educational Technology.
  • Official transcripts for all prior coursework.
  • An undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0.
  • Two professional letters of recommendation.

Students whose undergraduate GPAs are below 3.0 can be admitted on probation; they must earn a letter grade of at least B (not B-) in each of their first three courses before they can continue with the program.

Admission to the Doctoral Program

To be admitted to the doctoral program in Curriculum and Instruction, the applicant must already hold a master’s degree. Please indicate on the application that you are applying for the Concentration in Educational Technology. The basic criteria for admission include:

  • A completed application form.
  • A goal statement describing the applicant's reasons for seeking the doctoral degree.
  • Official transcripts for all prior coursework.
  • A master’s-level grade point average of at least 3.5.
  • Combined Verbal and Quantitative Graduate Record Exam scores of at least 300.
  • Score on the Analytical Writing section of the GRE of at least 4.0.
  • Three professional letters of recommendation.
  • An interview, in person, by telephone, or by video, with one or more faculty members in Educational Technology.

International Admissions

Unfortunately, the Educational Technology program is not currently accepting applications from international students, because of U.S. Homeland Security restrictions on the number of online course credits that can be taken each semester by students on a foreign visa. Almost all coursework in Educational Technology is now online, so the program cannot be taken without violating these regulations.

Tuition Costs

Currently the cost of tuition per credit hour at Kent State University for AY 2018-19 is:

  • In-state (Ohio):  $451.30
  • Online students pay the in-state tuition plus $10/credit hour

For further information about admission to a graduate program, contact the Program Coordinator of Educational Technology, Dr. Elena Novak (enovak6@kent.edu, 330-672-0536).