KM Master of Science Admissions FAQs | School of Information | Kent State University

Is the GRE required for admission?

The GRE is required for admission to the Master of Science in Knowledge Management, but waived for those applicants whose cumulative GPA for their highest completed degree is 3.0 or higher. The School does not offer waivers for professional experience..

What are the admissions requirements for the degree?

Please see our KM Master of Science Admissions Page for a detailed list of admission requirements.

What is the deadline for applying?

It is suggested that you send your applications in by the following dates to ensure eligibility to register for your desired semester:  

  • Summer: April 1
  • Fall: June 15
  • Spring: November 15 

If you have missed a deadline and would still like to take classes, please contact the School at or 330-672-2782.

Once I apply, how long until I find out if I've been accepted?

Once your application is complete, you should hear an admissions decision within approximately three to four weeks. If you want to know what the status is on your application at any time, please email

How long will it take me to complete the program? 

The program is 36 credit hours. Full-time graduate students (at least 8 credit hours a semester) can finish in as few as four semesters pending course availability. Part-time graduate students, taking two courses a semester (including summer) can finish in between 2 years. Students may choose to take a semester or two off if personal circumstances require it. If more than two concurrent semesters of leave is required, students must request an official leave of absence. The university allows students up to 6 years to complete their master's. 

What information is available for international students?

  • The International Student & Scholar Services page explains what prospective international students should know when applying to Kent State University. 
  • The page includes information on admissions, academic programs, financial aid, housing, health insurance, University Health Services, required immunizations and medical history, immigration terminology, what to do after admission and arrival and orientation for new students. 
  • Please keep in mind: for international students, the general rule of thumb is to apply sixth months prior to the semester in which you hope to begin.