Tuition & Financial Aid
To help you calculate the total cost of the program, please note the following:
- The M.L.I.S. is a 100% online program. There are rare face-to-face classes, but there is no on-campus requirement. Follow the regular university tuition available on the OneStop website
- All courses in the M.S. degree are offered online.
- Study-abroad courses with class time on site in a foreign country are considered "on-campus" courses.
- M.S. degree, Health Informatics concentration = 36 credit hours. Find the tuition rate for this program at https://onlinedegrees.kent.edu/tuition/.
- M.S. degree, User Experience Design concentration = 36 credit hours. Find the tuition rate for this program at https://onlinedegrees.kent.edu/tuition/.
- M.S. degree, Knowledge Management concentration = 36 credit hours. Follow the regular university tuition available on the OneStop website.
- Thesis II - Equal to 1/3 of the graduate per credit hour rate: $164.00
- Dissertation I - Equal to 6 graduate credit hours: $2,970.00
- Dissertation II - Equal to 1/3 of the graduate per credit hour rate: $164.00
Each tuition credit contains a general fee, which is mainly used to support student services and operations. For more information on the general fee, please visit the One Stop website.
You must be enrolled in at least half time (four credit hours for graduate students) to be considered eligible for financial aid as a full-time student. Please visit the Terms and Conditions of Receiving Financial Aid to get more detailed information about
eligibility. The Student Financial Aid website has more information on financial aid opportunities through Kent State.
The School offers scholarships specifically for students. Please visit the Scholarships page for a complete listing and requirements. The page also includes professional organizations that offer scholarships to students pursuing information professions.
For information on other scholarships offered by Kent State University, please visit the Online Scholarship Search Qualifier system. Choose the appropriate filters to see what other scholarships you may be eligible for.
Applications for iSchool graduate assistantships are in January for the following academic year. Applications must be submitted on or before March 1 prior to the fall semester when assistantships begin. Only those applicants who have been admitted to a iSchool program by March 1 will be considered for assistantships.
Please visit the Graduate Assistantships page for more information and a link to the application.
You may be eligible for grants to assist with funding your graduate education. For more information on grants outside of the School of Information, please visit the Student Financial Aid Grants website.
The Division of Graduate Studies at Kent State University administers a limited number of fellowships and awards for continuing students. A fellowship is an arrangement in which financial support is given to a graduate student to pursue his or her degree without any obligation on the part of the student to engage in service. An award recognizes past achievements and meritorious performance. Students must be nominated by their program/department. Read descriptions and criteria for available fellowships and awards.