Kent State University - Master's Degree

Kent State University is a public university from Kent, Ohio that offers a wide variety of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees through its 14 colleges. Kent State University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.

  • Average Tuition USD 33,732
  • Acceptance Rate 84%
  • Students 29,477
  • International Students 14%
  • Campus Setting Residential

School Description

Kent State University was founded in the year 1910 as teacher training school called Kent Normal School, named after William Kent who donated his farm land to build the institution. Four years later, it produced its first batch of graduates consisting of 34 students. It was later granted the power to award degrees in arts and sciences in the year 1929 as Kent State College and finally the Kent State University in the year 1935 when Ohio Governor Martin Davey signed a bill that led to the addition of a school of business administration and graduate programs.

Today, Kent State University enrolls almost 30,000 students representing all 50 states and over 120 countries across the world. It offers over 300 graduate and undergraduate degrees in areas engineering, architecture, arts & sciences, business administration, communication, medicine, among many others. Its campus in Kent, Ohio is home to 25 residence halls where over 6,000 students live.

Master Programs

  • 800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44240, United States

    Accountancy

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the profession or duties of an accountant. The curriculum focuses on the process by which financial information about a business is recorded, classified, summarised, interpreted and communicated

  • 800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44240, United States

    Anthropology

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human beings, their antecedents and related primates, and their cultural behavior and institutions, in comparative perspective. Includes instruction in biological/physical anthropology, primatology, human paleontology and prehistoric archeology, hominid evolution, anthropological linguistics, ethnography, ethnology, ethnohistory, socio-cultural anthropology, psychological anthropology, research methods, and applications to areas such as medicine, forensic pathology, museum studies, and international affairs.

  • 800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44240, United States

    Applied Mathematical Sciences

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the application of mathematics and statistics to the solution of functional problems in fields such as engineering and the applied sciences. Includes instruction in natural phenomena modeling continuum mechanics, reaction-diffusion, wave propagation, dynamic systems, numerical analysis, controlled theory, asymptotic methods, variation, optimization theory, inverse problems, and applications to specific scientific and industrial topics.

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    Architecture

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of architecture and to conduct research in various aspects of the field. Includes instruction in architectural design, history, and theory; building structures and environmental systems; project and site planning; construction; professional responsibilities and standards; and related cultural, social, economic, and environmental issues.

  • 800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44240, United States

    Art History

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the study of the historical development of art as social and intellectual phenomenon, the analysis of works of art, and art conservation. Includes instruction in the theory of art, art history research methods, connoisseurship, the preservation and conservation of works of art, and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

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    Biology

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

  • 800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44240, United States

    Biomedical Science

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    A general, program that focuses on the integrative scientific study of biological issues related to health and medicine, or a program in one or more of the biomedical sciences that is undifferentiated as to title. Includes instruction in any of the basic medical sciences at the research level; biological science research in biomedical faculties; and general studies encompassing a variety of the biomedical disciplines.

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    Botany

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the scientific study of plants, related microbial organisms, and plant habitats and ecosystem relations. Includes instruction in plant anatomy and structure, phytochemistry, cytology, plant genetics, plant morphology and physiology, plant ecology, plant taxonomy and systematics, paleobotany, and applications of biophysics and molecular biology.

  • 800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44240, United States

    Business Administration

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

  • 800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44240, United States

    Chemistry

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

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    Childhood Education

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the design and provision of teaching and other educational services to infant and pre-school age children with special learning needs or disabilities, and that prepares individuals to teach such students. Includes instruction in diagnosing learning disabilities, developing individual education plans, teaching and supervising special education students, special education counseling, and applicable laws and policies.

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    Communication

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 09.0100 - 09.0199.

  • 800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44240, United States

    Computer Science

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

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    Criminal Justice

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply theories and practices of organization management and criminal justice to the administration of public law enforcement agencies and operations. Includes instruction in law enforcement history and theory, operational command leadership, administration of public police organizations, labor relations, incident response strategies, legal and regulatory responsibilities, budgeting, public relations, and organizational leadership.

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    Criminology

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of crime as a sociopathological phenomenon, the behavior of criminals, and the social institutions evolved to respond to crime. Includes instruction in the theory of crime, psychological and social bases of criminal behavior, social value systems and the theory of punishment, criminal law and criminal justice systems, penology, rehabilitation and recidivism, studies of specific types of crime, social attitudes and policy, and applications to specific issues in law enforcement administration and policy.

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    Cultural Studies

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    An interdisciplinary program that focuses on the analysis and critique of culture in its varied forms, including values, ideas, belief systems, and expressive acts, and the relationship between cultural forms, everyday life, and structures of power. Includes instruction in anthropology, communications, history, literary studies, philosophy, political economy, and sociology, as well as recent theories and methodologies such as semiotics, deconstruction, postcolonial studies, gender theory, and ethnography.

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    Design

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    A program in the applied visual arts that focuses on the general principles and techniques for effectively communicating ideas and information, and packaging products, in digital and other formats to business and consumer audiences, and that may prepare individuals in any of the applied art media.

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    Economics

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

  • 800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44240, United States

    English

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the structure and use of the English language and dialects, speech, writing, and various aspects of the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking peoples.

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    English Composition

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

  • 800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44240, United States

    English Literature

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

  • 800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44240, United States

    Enterprise

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to perform development, marketing and management functions associated with owning and operating a business.

  • 800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44240, United States

    Environmental Studies

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.

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    Epidemiology

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the scientific study of disease, disability, and trauma patterns within and across populations and the development of health management mechanisms to prevent and control disease outbreaks and injurious behaviors. Includes instruction in biostatistics, biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, disease and injury determinants, genetic disease and disability factors, behavioral studies, health services research, environmental disease and injury factors, and population studies.

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    Finance

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    An integrated or combined program in accounting and finance that prepares individuals to function as accountants and financial managers or analysts.

  • 800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44240, United States

    Fine Arts

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    Any instructional program in fine arts and art studies not listed above.

  • 800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44240, United States

    French

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of France, other Francophone countries inside and outside Europe, and the French colonial experience and the associated French minorities around the world.

  • 800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44240, United States

    Health Science

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to practice as licensed professionals and assistants in the health care professions and related clinical sciences and administrative and support services.

  • 800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44240, United States

    History

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

  • 800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44240, United States

    Hospitality Management

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to manage travel-related enterprises and related convention and/or tour services. Includes instruction in travel agency management, tour arranging and planning, convention and event planning, travel industry operations and procedures, tourism marketing and promotion strategies, travel counseling, travel industry law, international and domestic operations, and travel and tourism policy.

  • 800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44240, United States

    Human Resources

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to manage the development of human capital in organizations, and to provide related services to individuals and groups. Includes instruction in personnel and organization policy, human resource dynamics and flows, labor relations, sex roles, civil rights, human resources law and regulations, motivation and compensation systems, work systems, career management, employee testing and assessment, recruitment and selection, managing employee and job training programs, and the management of human resources programs and operations.

  • 800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44240, United States

    Humanities

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on combined studies and research in the humanities subjects as distinguished from the social and physical sciences, emphasizing languages, literatures, art, music, philosophy and religion.

  • 800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44240, United States

    Information Management

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee
  • 800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44240, United States

    International Business

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    An advanced, professional study of the law, policies, and regulations governing transnational business and commercial practices, including the specialized tax law related to international financial transactions.

  • 800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44240, United States

    Landscape Architecture

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of landscape architecture and research in various aspects of the field. Includes instruction in geology and hydrology; soils, groundcovers, and horticultural elements; project and site planning; landscape design, history, and theory; environmental design; applicable law and regulations; and professional responsibilities and standards.

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    Liberal Studies

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

  • 800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44240, United States

    Library and Information Science

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills required to develop, organize, store, retrieve, administer, and facilitate the use of local, remote, and networked collections of information in print, audiovisual, and electronic formats and that prepares individuals for professional service as librarians and information consultants.

  • 800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44240, United States

    Marketing

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to undertake and manage the process of developing consumer audiences and moving products from producers to consumers. Includes instruction in buyer behavior and dynamics, principle of marketing research, demand analysis, cost-volume and profit relationships, pricing theory, marketing campaign and strategic planning, market segments, advertising methods, sales operations and management, consumer relations, retailing, and applications to specific products and markets.

  • 800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44240, United States

    Mass Communication and Journalism

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the analysis and criticism of media institutions and media texts, how people experience and understand media content, and the roles of media in producing and transforming culture. Includes instruction in communications regulation, law, and policy; media history; media aesthetics, interpretation, and criticism; the social and cultural effects of mass media; cultural studies; the economics of media industries; visual and media literacy; and the psychology and behavioral aspects of media messages, interpretation, and utilization.

  • 800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44240, United States

    Mathematics

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • 800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44240, United States

    Molecular Biology

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the scientific study of the structure and function of biological macromolecules and the role of molecular constituents and mechanisms in supramolecular assemblies and cells. Includes instruction in such topics as molecular signaling and transduction, regulation of cell growth, enzyme substrates and mechanisms of enzyme action, DNA-protein interaction, and applications to fields such as biotechnology, genetics, cell biology, and physiology.

  • 800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44240, United States

    Music

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

  • 800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44240, United States

    Music Education

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the introductory study and appreciation of music and the performing arts. Includes instruction in music, dance, and other performing arts media.

  • 800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44240, United States

    Neuroscience

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the interdisciplinary scientific study of the molecular, structural, physiologic, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of the brain and nervous system. Includes instruction in molecular and cellular neuroscience, brain science, anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system, molecular and biochemical bases of information processing, behavioral neuroscience, biology of neuropsychiatric disorders, and applications to the clinical sciences and biomedical engineering.

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    Nursing

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

  • 800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44240, United States

    Nutrition Science

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    A scientific program that focuses on the utilization of food for human growth and metabolism, in both normal and dysfunctional states, from the interdisciplinary perspective of the agricultural, human, biological, and biomedical sciences. Includes instruction in food science, biochemistry, physiology, dietetics, food and nutrition studies, biotechnology, biophysics, and the clinical sciences.

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    Pediatrics

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    A residency training program that prepares physicians in the comprehensive care and treatment of all aspects of human growth and development from conception through fetal life, infancy, childhood and adolescence, including preventive and therapeutic regimes. Includes instruction in behavioral aspects of illness, related family and community medicine issues, and emergency and critical care procedures. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

  • 800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44240, United States

    Performing Arts

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the creation and interpretation of works and performances that use auditory, kinesthetic, and visual phenomena to express ideas and emotions in various forms, subject to aesthetic criteria.

  • 800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44240, United States

    Pharmacology

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the scientific study of drug interactions on biological systems and organisms and the sources, chemical properties, biological effects, and therapeutic uses of drugs. Includes instruction in pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, toxicology, drug therapeutics, drug action, bodily responses to drug events, biochemical proliferation and differentiation, apoptosis, cell biology, medicinal chemistry, and studies of specific drugs and drug interactions.

  • 800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44240, United States

    Physics

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of matter and energy, and the formulation and testing of the laws governing the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Includes instruction in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, quantitative methods, and laboratory methods.

  • 800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44240, United States

    Political Science

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

  • 800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44240, United States

    Psychology

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

  • 800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44240, United States

    Public Affairs

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic analysis of public policy issues and decision processes. Includes instruction in the role of economic and political factors in public decision-making and policy formulation, microeconomic analysis of policy issues, resource allocation and decision modeling, cost/benefit analysis, statistical methods, and applications to specific public policy topics.

  • 800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44240, United States

    Public Health

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares registered nurses to promote health and provide preventive and curative nursing services for groups or communities under the supervision of a public health agency. Includes instruction in community and rural health, family therapy and intervention, disease prevention, health education, and community health assessment.

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    Sociology

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

  • 800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44240, United States

    Spanish

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the Spanish language and related dialects. Includes instruction in philology; Modern Castillan; Latin American and regional Spanish dialects; and applications in business, science/technology, and other settings.

  • 800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44240, United States

    Sports Management

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the principles and practices of managing parks and other recreational and fitness facilities; providing recreational, leisure and fitness services; and the study of human fitness.

  • 800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44240, United States

    Taxation

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to provide tax advice and management services to individuals and corporations. Includes instruction in tax law and regulations, tax record systems, individual and corporate income taxation, tax planning, partnerships and fiduciary relationships, estates and trusts, property depreciation, capital gains and losses, dispositions, transfers, liquidity, valuation, and applications to specific tax problems.

  • 800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44240, United States

    Teaching

    USD 15,858 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the design and provision of teaching and other educational services to children or adults with special learning needs or disabilities, and that may prepare individuals to function as special education teachers. Includes instruction in diagnosing learning disabilities, developing individual education plans, teaching and supervising special education students, special education counseling, and applicable laws and policies.

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Rankings

  • US News (National)
    US News (National) 176
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 539
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 615
  • Times World University Rankings
    Times World University Rankings 542
  • QS Rankings (Global)
    QS Rankings (Global) 836
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking
    ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 401

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Minimum SAT 1530
  • Minimum ACT 27
  • Average SAT Score 1560

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    Kent State University is the only public university in Northeast Ohio to be included in the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" 2017 edition.

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          • Testimony
            1985-1990, BGS

            A good solid education.

            As an alumni of Kent State, I feel that as an older student in the late 80's, I received a valuable eduction in my "General Studies Program". In talking to recent students, this trend continues.

          • Testimony
            2006-2011, Human Development and Family Studies

            Terrific Education - Well Rounded, Safe, and Inspirational

            The variety of classes, times, student organizations, professors, dorms, and choices made my education fun and 'user-friendly' to complete. The town of Kent is beautiful!

          • Testimony
            1984-1989, Bachelor of Arts

            KSU Visual Communications Program

            Although it has been some time since graduating from Kent State, I came away with ways to solve or think about communication challenges. Another skill that was constantly impressed on us was the use and sensitivity regarding typography. And yes, the professors were great!