Degree Options: Knowledge Management Concentration | School of Information | Kent State University

Degree Options: Knowledge Management Concentration

The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at Kent State University offers several learning opportunities for students, scholars and professionals interested in careers in knowledge management.

Master of Science

The Master of Science concentration in knowledge management prepares you to take a leadership role in this engaging profession.

Dual Degree Options

Kent State University allows students to work on two degrees concurrently and to double-count up to 12 credit hours between any two programs. This dual degree designation requires admission to each program (separately) and approval from each program to share the credits.  See the Graduate Catalog for more detailed information on the dual degree policy.

If you choose to pursue a dual degree option after you have already started in one program, you will complete a separate application for the second program. This decision should be made prior to the end of the second semester of the first program. For example, if you area admitted to Program 1 in the fall semester, you must complete the application for admissions to Program 2 prior to the end of the following spring semester.


A dual degree provides enhanced employment options in a wide variety of settings. Students may choose to pursue a dual degree by combining a Master of Library and Information Science and a Master of Science in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management (IAKM) with a concentration in knowledge management (for those admitted under catalog year 2015-2016 and onward). A combination of library and information science with knowledge management provides opportunities for careers in a variety of corporations, government agencies and other organizations where access to information is essential to the institution's operation.


In addition to combining degrees at the graduate level, the university allows undergraduates to apply for early admission to a master's program. Undergraduate students at Kent State can apply for early admission to a SLIS graduate program and apply up to 12 credit hours of graduate coursework toward completion of their undergraduate degree as they pursue a combined bachelor's-master's degree.

Ph.D. in Communication & Information

Kent State University's SLIS is part of an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in the College of Communication and Information. Visit the CCI Ph.D. site for more information.

Web-Enabled E-Learning Knowledge Management (Post Bachelor’s) Graduate Certificate

This 18 credit-hour Web-Enabled E-Learning Knowledge Management (Post Bachelor's) Graduate Certificate is a valuable complement to an undergraduate degree in business, computer science, information science, management or related field. Employees with knowledge management training are highly valued by many organizations and agencies. Kent State graduates are employed by leading firms in the region and nationwide.