College of Applied and Technical Studies

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*Based on the Tuition Guarantee Program for a full-time student taking 12-18 semester hours, if completing program in 4 semesters.

Individualized Program Program Overview

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 The Associate of Technical Study degree, Individualized Program, is open to students who need a specially designed course of study in a technical field. The program consists of courses that suit the students’ career goals. Course requirements are planned with the help of a faculty advisor and must be approved by the dean of the College of Applied and Technical Studies.

Program Structure

  • 60 minimum total credit hours
  • 30 course requirement credits to be approved by an advisor, 16 credits of core courses, 14 credits of general electives
  • Students must successfully complete 15 credit hours of graded Kent State coursework required for the A.T.S. degree before receiving any college credit for industry-recognized licensures, certifications, or diplomas.

Graduation Requirement

  • Minimum Overall GPA of 2.000  

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Interpret and communicate discipline-specific information via written, verbal, and/or visual or digital representations.
  • Participate in effective written, oral, and digital communication skills in multiple contexts, for a variety of audiences.
  • Integrate applied skills and theoretical knowledge in a specific technical field or focus area to solve problems or perform tasks.
  • Develop self-awareness about identity and culture, diversity, sensitivity, and respect for differences.

Individualized Program Admissions Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, and the Twinsburg Academic Center, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

Some programs may require that students meet certain requirements before progressing through the program. For programs with progression requirements, the information is shown on the Coursework tab in the university catalog.

For more information on admissions, contact the Regional Campuses admissions offices.

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Important Dates

Classes Begin
Fall 2023 Semester
Fall Break
Fall Break

Individualized Program Courses

All undergraduate students must also complete courses that satisfy the Kent State university requirements in order to graduate.

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Individualized Program Tuition and Fees

Ohio Residents

Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Approximate Tuition Cost

$325.80 Lower Division Courses

$381.90 Upper Division Courses

$977.40 Lower Division Courses

$1,145.70 Upper Division Courses

$14,300 full-time1

Non-Ohio Residents

Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Approximate Tuition Cost

$335.80 Lower Division Courses

$391.90 Upper Division Courses

$1,007.40 Lower Division Courses

$1,175.70 Upper Division Courses

$14,900 full-time2

1The flat-rate semester fee of $3,585.10 for LOWER division courses applies to full-time Ohio resident undergraduate students taking between 12-18 credit hours per semester. The approximate tuition for Associate degrees is calculated at 4 semesters using the lower division course flat rate.

2The flat-rate semester fee of $3,585.10 for LOWER division courses applies to full-time non-Ohio resident undergraduate students enrolled in a fully online degree program and taking between 12-18 credit hours per semester, PLUS a surcharge of $10 per credit hour of actual credit hours taken (between 12-18 semester credits or $120-$180). The approximate tuition for Associate degrees is calculated at 4 semesters using the lower division flat rate and $150 surcharge.

For part-time semesters: The $325.80 per-credit-hour tuition rate for LOWER division courses and $381.90 for UPPER division courses applies to part-time Ohio resident undergraduate students, PLUS a $10 per-credit-hour surcharge for non-Ohio resident undergraduate students, taking fewer than 12 credit hours per semester.

An additional Distance Learning fee for all students enrolled in a distance learning course is $15 per credit hour. Program tuition and costs are estimated and subject to change.

Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. For a complete listing of tuition rates for approved online programs, please contact Kent State’s Financial, Billing & Enrollment Center at 330-672-6000 or via our website Contact Us link.

The total program costs are estimates and are not final or binding. Program costs are based on standard fees, but fees may vary based on the actual classes taken.  Kent State University disclaims any liability arising from the use of or reliance upon these program cost estimates by any person.  Program costs are subject to change without notice.

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