Graduate Programs: Education, Health and Human Services

Kent State's nationally accredited programs in evolving, in-demand fields can help take your career to the next level.

With a cadre of experienced, award-winning faculty and nationally recognized academic programs, a graduate degree from the College of Education, Health and Human Services will strengthen your skills and elevate your career.

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Featured Programs

Put yourself at the forefront of fields that will advance your career. Expand the featured programs below and learn about our featured EHHS graduate programs, their concentrations, accreditations, industry growth rate and industry salaries.

Special Education

The Master's Degree in Special Education provides students with advanced understanding of contemporary research and practice issues in special education. 

Concentrations available

  • American Sign Language/English Interpreting Concentration 
  • Deaf Education Concentration 
  • Early Childhood Intervention Specialist Concentration 
  • General Special Education Concentration
  • Mild/Moderate Educational Needs Concentration     
  • Moderate/Intensive Educational Needs Concentration 
  • Transition-to-Work Concentration


  • The Council of Education of the Deaf

Job Outlook

  • Industry Growth Rate: 8% (average 7%)*
  • Average Industry Salary: $58,980** 

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Curriculum and Instruction

The Curriculum & Instruction (C&I) Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree is a professional development degree that strives to enhance each student's career aspirations, which are frequently tied to a future employment objective. Professional teaching experience is not necessary to apply.

Concentrations available

  • Curriculum and Teaching 
  • English/Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Middle Childhood
  • Physical Education
  • Science
  • Social Studies


  • Physical Education Teacher Education concentration: National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education

Job Outlook

  • Industry Growth Rate: 10% (average 7%)*
  • Average Industry Salary: $98,360** 

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Early Childhood Education M.Ed.

The M.Ed. program is designed for teachers and other professionals in fields related to education that wish to pursue advanced study in teaching, leadership, research, or public policy and advocacy.

Concentrations available

  • Globalization and Intercultural Competence
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Early Childhood Leadership: Advocacy, Curriculum and Policy

Job Outlook

  • Industry Growth Rate: 7 (average 7%)*
  • Average Industry Salary: $57,160** 


Early Childhood Education MAT

The nationally recognized Master of Arts in Teaching degree in Early Childhood Education is for qualified students who possess at least a baccalaureate in a discipline other than teacher education. This program leads to Ohio licensure for teaching children age three through grade three. Students have intensive, supervised field experiences in pre-school, kindergarten and primary programs, including those in urban/diverse settings.

This degree program requires 18 months of full-time study, which begins in June of odd years.


  • National Council for Accreditation for Teacher Education

Job Outlook

  • Industry Growth Rate: 7 (average 7%)*
  • Average Industry Salary: $57,160** 


Exercise Physiology

The Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology prepares graduates for a wide variety of career options, including exercise prescription and research, as well as future doctoral study.

Optional Concentration

  • Athletic Training


  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

Job Outlook

  • Industry Growth Rate: 13 (average 7%)*
  • Average Industry Salary: $49,090** 

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Sport and Recreation Management

This program provides students with the knowledge, skills and experiences that will enable each individual to become successful professionals in the field of sport and recreation management.

The core of the program provides students with a knowledge base in management theory and application in both sport and recreation settings. In conjunction with their advisor the student will develop a program of study, using the available electives, which will help them to meet their educational and professional goals.

Career Opportunities

The sports industry includes a broad range of career opportunities at various levels within corporations, organizations, and associations including mental and physical health services, sales and marketing revenue, communications and sports media content.  Career fields include:

  • Communications and Public Relations
  • Community Relations
  • Game Operations
  • Sales
    •  Advancement
  • Corporate Sales
    • Group Sales
    •  Ticket Sales
  • Sports Marketing
  • Videography

There are also many other fields such as compliance, facilities management, hospitality, etc. for individuals with a passion for sports.

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COLLEGE OF Education, health and human services

The College of Education, Health and Human Services offers 55 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs, with 14 high-profile research, outreach and learning centers. Boasting more than 60,000 alumni worldwide, the college and its programs can help you stand out among your peers and open up new and rewarding career pathways.

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