Kent State Online

Online Graduate Degree Programs

Criminology and Criminal Justice -  Master of Arts

The online Master’s in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Kent State University is designed to challenge experienced professionals who want to expand their scope of knowledge and move into a leadership position within their organization. You will choose a focus area from one of four growing fields – policing, corrections, global security and victimology.

Cultural Foundations – Master of Arts/Master of Education

The Cultural Foundations master degree programs are concerned with the study of educational policies and practices from social, philosophical, historical, and comparative perspectives. The individualized programs are designed to provide educators in school and nonschool settings with the skills necessary to interpret educational policies and analyze educational activities in various situations.

Evaluation and Measurement – Master of Education

The Evaluation and Measurement Program has been designed to introduce students to theories, skills, and applications in the fields of research methodology, statistical analyses, program evaluation, assessment, and measurement/psychometrics. Our program seeks to develop specialists who can apply their knowledge about research and measurement in a variety of settings. Emphasis on theory and application prepares students to use a variety of research approaches and techniques with a mature understanding of their rationale.

Health Informatics – Master of Science

Health Informatics (HI) is the science that defines how health information is captured, analyzed, transmitted and managed. It focuses on information systems, informatics principles and information technology as it is applied to the continuum of health care delivery. This integrated discipline features specialty domains in management science, management engineering principles, health care delivery and public health, patient safety, information science and computer technology. Health informatics professionals are in great demand across the country, and will continue to be needed as federal mandates for electronic health information networks are implemented.

Instructional Technology – Master of Education

This graduate program offers students a M.Ed. in Instructional Technology and offers courses that prepare students to use a variety of technology in many different settings.

Journalism Educator Specialization within the Reporting and Editing Concentration – Master of Arts

The same Master of Arts degree for journalism educators is also available online for those who cannot attend on-campus classes at Kent State. This online graduate education degree program emphasizes skills and theory teachers can learn today and use in their classrooms tomorrow. From coaching a novice news writer to gaining strategies to protect students’ First Amendment rights, the range of course content covers what teachers and advisers need to know to be effective journalism educators.

Knowledge Management – Master of Science

Knowledge management is a discipline that takes a comprehensive, systematic approach to the information assets of an organization by identifying, capturing, collecting, organizing, indexing, storing, integrating, retrieving and sharing them. Such assets include intellectual capital, employee expertise, business and competitive intelligence, and organizational memory. It strives to make the collective knowledge, information and experiences of the organization available to individual employees or organizational groups for their use and to motivate them to contribute their knowledge to the collective assets. It seeks to create or identify communities of practice or interest, especially to identify lessons learned and best practices.

Liberal Studies – Master of Liberal Studies

Kent State University is one of 6 institutions in Ohio to offer the Master of Liberal Studies (M.L.S.) degree, but the only one that allows you to take courses from any college or school in the university. It also has the fewest required courses: only ONE required course, AS 61000 Introduction to Liberal Studies, about which more below. The KSU Master’s Degree in Liberal Studies therefore provides you with a unique opportunity to study at the graduate level in fields that are of interest and use to you. KSU Master of Liberal Studies students, under the guidance of the Program Director, select courses from across the university to form their own individualized and integrated course of study.

Library and Information Science – Master of Library and Information Science

The School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University offers a Master of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S.) and Master of Science in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management (IAKM). With more than 700 students enrolled, SLIS has the largest graduate program at Kent State. Its M.L.I.S. is the only American Library Association-accredited master’s program in Ohio, and is recognized by U.S. News and World Report among the nation’s top 20 LIS programs, with a youth services program that is ranked 10th.

Library Media – Master of Library and Information Science

Students who complete this graduate program are licensed to work at any level K-12 as a Library/Media specialist.

Music Education – Master of Music

The comprehensive Master of Music in music education online program helps choral, instrumental and general music teachers develop their professional skills. The program is differentiated from others in that it is practitioner-oriented.

Public Administration – Master of Public Administration

The online Master of Public Administration program at Kent State University provides the knowledge and skills to advance your career in the public sector. Using experiential learning techniques that help you to apply what you learn in real time, this program prepares you for senior management positions in local, state and regional governments, as well as in non profit organizations.

Public Relations – Master of Arts

The Kent State online master’s degree concentration in public relations offers advanced training in social media, management, crisis communications, branding, internal communications and strategic campaigns. The curriculum is dynamic, challenging, and professionally relevant—all thanks to an innovative, world-class faculty with deep academic and professional expertise.

User Experience Design – Master of Science

The Online Master’s Concentration in User Experience Design at Kent State University prepares professional user experience designers to work in digitally-driven agencies and organizations. Graduates of the program will come away with a solid understanding of usability, content strategy, information architecture and user research. This concentration is offered as a part of Kent State’s M.S. in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management