Graduate Admission Requirements

In order to be considered for admission into the Master of Science in Emerging Media and Technology, you must submit an application through the Kent State University application portal. 

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Specific admissions requirements for this program are listed below. Admission decisions will be made by the graduate program coordinator with consultation from the members of the graduate faculty.

M.S. in Emerging Media and Technology Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 2.750 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Goal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation from professional or academic evaluators
  • Interview (The graduate program coordinator, in coordination with program faculty members, will interview applicants to assess fit and further communicate the interdisciplinary program’s goals and structure.)
  • English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following: 
    • Minimum 587 TOEFL PBT score (paper-based version)
    • Minimum 94 TOEFL IBT score (Internet-based version)
    • Minimum 82 MELAB score
    • Minimum 7.0 IELTS score
    • Minimum 65 PTE score
    • Minimum 110 Duolingo English Test score

For more information about graduate admissions, visit the graduate admission website. For more information on international admissions, visit the international admission website.

STEM Status

The Emerging Media & Technology Master of Science degree is considered a STEM degree, and therefore does qualify for the 24-month STEM extension on Optional Practical Training (OPT).

More specifically, the EMAT MS degree falls under the broad United States government category of "Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies," and is assigned Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code 303101 Human Computer Interaction. This program classification is included in the STEM designated degree program list from the US Department of Homeland Security.