Admissions

The admissions process is your chance to put your best foot forward. Each item in the application is important in its own right, but is reviewed holistically to determine the admissions decision.

The School looks for the best candidates for admission. If you are a good candidate and can express that through your application materials, the School would like to help you succeed in your chosen profession.

Decisions are made based on various thresholds. For regular admission (unconditional) to graduate study, you must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in all coursework for your highest completed degree.

For detailed information about admissions requirements for each program, select from the list on the left side of this page. Contact us at ischool@kent.edu with any questions about your application.

 

Master of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S.)

The Master of Library and Information Science degree prepares students to be leaders in the evolving fields of librarianship and information professions. You can tailor coursework to your interests by choosing from many course options — or make your own path with our cluster areas and pathways — and a culminating experience that prepares you for your next step. And you can take all of your classes completely online. Learn more about this program's application requirements.

The School Library Media K-12 program provides the focus and adherence to ALA, CAEP, and Ohio Department of Education standards for those interested in pursuing a career in K-12 School Librarianship. Learn more about this program's application requirements.

Master of Science

The Master of Science in Health Informatics focuses on how information is captured, transmitted and used in the continuum of healthcare delivery. Learn more about this program's application requirements.

The Master of Science in Knowledge Management focuses on methods for capturing and making knowledge an asset for organizations. Learn more about this program's application requirements.

The Master of Science in User Experience Design addresses the structural, informational, psychological and emotional aspects of what makes a successful user interface, whether it’s web, mobile, tablet or any other device. Learn more about this program's application requirements.

Dual or Multiple Degree Options

Kent State allows master's students to work on two degrees concurrently, and undergraduates can pursue early admission to a master's program. The following are approved for students in the School of Information:

Ph.D. in Communication and Information

The School is part of an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in the College of Communication and Information. Curriculum begins with core courses in communication and information and then becomes more specialized. You have the opportunity to create your own combination of courses based on your master’s degree background and research interests from across the College, drawing on the strengths of all faculty and schools. Visit the CCI Ph.D. site for more information.

Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics or Knowledge Management
K-12 School Library Media Licensure

The program for K-12 School Library Media Licensure only (without the M.L.I.S.) prepares students to work in school libraries only, leads to a multi-age licensure in school library media and incorporates courses from the School of Information and Instructional Technology (in the College of Education, Health and Human Services). Learn more about this program's application requirements.

Continuing Study

Professionals may continue their formal education by taking individual courses and workshops to deepen their skills in a particular area.