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03 May 2022

Kent State Ranks in Best Nursing Schools: Master’s Programs, Best Education Schools, and Four Additional Programs in Top 100 Among Public Institutions in the U.S. News 2023 Best Graduate Schools Rankings

Kent State Rank in Best Nursing Schools: Master’s Programs, Best Education Schools, and Four Additional Programs in Top 100 Among Public Institutions in the U.S. News 2023 Best Graduate Schools Rankings

U.S. News & World Report ranks six Kent State University programs in the top 100 among public institutions in its 2023 edition of Best Graduate Schools.

Among the top 100 public institution programs, Kent State is recognized in the Best Nursing Schools: Master’s Programs, Best Education Schools, Best Mathematics Programs, Best Psychology Schools, Best Public Health Programs, and Best Physics Schools rankings.

Kent State is also recognized in an additional five new national rankings, bringing the total of Kent State programs recognized in the U.S. News 2023 Best Graduate Schools rankings to 11.

Kent State University Nursing Program

Kent State’s Master of Science in Nursing program was rated as the university’s highest-ranked program in the 2023 edition of Best Graduate Schools. Kent State ranks No. 38 among the nation’s public institutions on the Best Nursing Schools: Master’s Programs list, jumping up an impressive 23 spots compared to last year. Kent State’s ranking makes it the highest-ranked public institution in northern Ohio for this program.

Kent State’s Master of Science in Nursing program thoroughly prepares registered nurses for roles in advanced practice, education, research, and healthcare administration. Students develop a strong foundation for further postgraduate and doctoral-level study in nursing, with the College of Nursing helping them during every step of their education and professional practice.

Kent State University Online Master of Science in Nursing

The online Master of Science in Nursing degree prepares nurses for advanced clinical roles while making them eligible for national certification as clinical nurse specialists (CNS), nurse practitioners (NP) or to serve as nurse educators, health care management, or leadership roles.

This degree meets the educational eligibility requirements for national certification in the respective area of study. The degree program can be completed in four to five semesters (two full academic years) for full-time students. Part-time students typically take three to four years to complete the program.

For more information on Kent State’s Online Master of Science in Nursing degree, visit https://onlinedegrees.kent.edu/degrees/master-of-science-in-nursing.

For more information on Kent State’s additional online nursing degrees, visit https://onlinedegrees.kent.edu/find-a-program?category=Biological%20Sciences%2C%20Health%20and%20Wellness.

Kent State University Graduate Education Program

Kent State’s graduate education program also moved up on the 2023 Best Education Schools list, ranking at No. 78 among public institutions in the country. This ranking makes Kent State’s program the highest-ranking graduate education school in northern Ohio.

Kent State’s College of Education, Health and Human Services currently offers 25 master’s programs and 14 doctoral programs, including Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Education degrees. The breadth of these offerings, coupled with faculty expertise and experience in research and teaching, makes the college an ideal place to pursue graduate study in the disciplines related to education as well as health and human services.

Kent State University Online Master’s Degrees from the College of Education, Health and Human Services

The College of Education, Health and Human Services (EHHS) at Kent State University offers several graduate degrees, concentrations, and certificates 100% online. With the working professional in mind, the college is dedicated to providing quality education on an online platform.

Cultural Foundations (M.Ed.) - The Online Master of Education degree in Cultural Foundations explores education through a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives: philosophy of education, history of education, sociology of education, comparative/international education, anthropology of education, gender studies, multicultural studies, and religious studies.

Curriculum & Instruction (M.Ed.) - The Online Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction provides a wide range of graduate study opportunities in progressive, research-based curriculum and teaching practices. The program prepares educators for continuing professional development, education in a multicultural society, and leadership for curriculum reform and renewal.

Educational Psychology (M.Ed.) - The Online Master of Education degree in Educational Psychology provides advanced study for students interested in the application of psychological principles to learning and instruction. It encompasses a variety of disciplines, including cognitive psychology, human development, and learning theory.

Educational Technology (M.Ed.) - The Online Master of Education degree in Educational Technology prepares students to design, develop and use a variety of technologies in school classrooms, in training facilities, or in other educational settings. The program's Online and Blended Learning Certificate and the Computer Technology Endorsement are also offered online.

Hospitality & Tourism Management (M.S.) - The Online Master of Science degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management provides an integrated hospitality and tourism graduate education, with an emphasis on regional, national, and global implications of the field. Students will develop critical analysis skills, research abilities, and understand advanced hospitality and tourism issues.

Research, Measurement & Statistics (M.Ed.) - The Online Master of Education degree in Research, Measurement & Statistics develops educators and specialists in the areas of assessment, measurement, research design, and program evaluation for careers in schools (pre-kindergarten to grade 12) and in higher education.

Special Education (M.Ed.) - The Online Master of Education degree in Special Education provides students with an advanced understanding of contemporary research and practice issues in special education. The General Special Education concentration, the Autism Spectrum Disorder graduate certificate, and the Behavioral Intervention Specialist graduate certificate are also offered fully online.

Interprofessional Leadership (Ed.D.) - The Online Doctor of Education degree in Interprofessional Studies allows for the study of leadership from an interprofessional perspective that is framed around questions of equity, ethics, and social justice to bring about solutions to complex problems of practice. The program prepares leaders who can construct and apply knowledge to make a difference for individuals, families, organizations, and communities.

For more information on Kent State Online Master’s Degrees from the College of Education, Health and Human Services, visit https://onlinedegrees.kent.edu/degrees/ehhs-online-programs.

Kent State Named in Top 100 Among Public Institutions

In addition to Best Nursing Schools: Master’s Programs and Best Education Schools, Kent State is named in the top 100 among public institutions in the Best Mathematics Programs, Best Psychology Schools, Best Public Health Programs, and Best Physics Schools rankings. Kent State’s mathematics and physics programs are the highest-ranked programs at a public university in northern Ohio, and Kent State’s psychology and public health programs are the highest-ranked programs at a public university in Northeast Ohio.

U.S. News collects graduate school data annually to present the most current figures on enrollment, job placement, faculty, and other critical quality indicators that help prospective students compare institutions as they weigh their options and ultimately decide which school best fits their needs. For more information about the U.S. News 2023 rankings of Best Graduate Schools, visit www.usnews.com/grad.

Kent State University Online Degrees

Kent State University is a pioneer in online and distance education, offering its first online program more than 15 years ago. Kent State now offers more than 70 online degree and online certificate programs, unmatched by most peer universities with new online programs and online degrees continually added.

Earn your degree anytime, anywhere, with Kent State University's online graduate degrees, online undergraduate degrees, and online certificate programs. Kent State Online brings together online programs and assistance for students, faculty, the community, and global audiences.

Kent State Online offers undergraduate degrees and certificate programs.

For more information on Kent State’s Online Degrees, visit https://onlinedegrees.kent.edu.