Kennesaw State University

Introduction

Welcome To The New KSU

Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive university recognized for its entrepreneurial spirit, global engagement and sense of community. As Georgia’s third-largest university and one of the fifty largest public universities in the country, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including an increasing number of doctoral programs. Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, national and global level. For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country’s most dynamic cities. As Georgia’s third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing doctoral program. Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.

Two Great Institutions – One World-Class University

On January 6, 2015, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved the consolidation of Kennesaw State and Southern Polytechnic State University. This represents the USG’s fifth and largest consolidation in its continuing commitment to increase efficiencies and effectiveness to better serve students and the state. The new Kennesaw State University combines the best from two of Georgia’s most respected institutions in higher education. A comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is a destination campus offering students a broad spectrum of quality academics, a growing and vibrant campus life, award-winning dining facilities, and a wide array of athletic offerings. With nationally ranked degrees in business, engineering and first-year programs, as well as premier teaching, nursing, architecture, science and math programs, the new Kennesaw State University is poised to become Georgia's next world-class institution.

Kennesaw State University - By The Numbers

  • Total enrollment: 33,000 (based on Fall 2015)
  • Total degree programs: more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees
  • On-campus housing capacity: approximately 5,200 and eight residence halls
  • Number of alumni: more than 100,000
  • Economic impact: $1.2 billion — Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia report 2012
  • Countries represented in the student body: 130
  • Students participating in continuing education classes: 17,210
  • Athletic teams: 18 NCAA Division I, including football (Fall 2015)

Kennesaw State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor's, master's, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Kennesaw State University.

KSU Mission Statement

Kennesaw State University offers high-quality and productive undergraduate, graduate, continuing education, and co-curricular programs. These include learning opportunities in architecture, the arts, business, computing, education, engineering and engineering technology, health, and human services, honors experiences, humanities and social sciences, interdisciplinary studies, leadership development, the natural and physical sciences, study abroad, and other related disciplines. The University’s research, scholarship, creative activities, and public service initiatives expand and apply knowledge, contribute to economic development, and improve the quality of life in local communities, Georgia, the nation, and the world. The KSU community values open, honest, and thoughtful intellectual inquiry, innovative and creative problem solving, professionalism, expertise, collaboration, integrity and ethical behavior, engaged citizenship, global understanding, sustainability, mutual respect, and appreciation of human and cultural diversity. The University community strives continually to enhance student success, improve institutional quality, and respond to public demand for higher education.

KSU Vision Statement

Kennesaw State University will be a world-class comprehensive university recognized for its excellence in education, discovery, innovation, technology, and community engagement at all levels from local to global. The KSU experience will empower the members and graduates of the university community to have the vision, ability, and courage to transform the future.

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Programmes

This school also offers:

MA

Master of Arts in American Studies

Campus Full time September 2018 USA Kennesaw Marietta

The sole American Studies graduate curriculum in the University System of Georgia, this program at Kennesaw State University enhances interdisciplinary, builds global learning and associated intercultural skills, and promotes civic engagement. [+]

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The sole American Studies graduate curriculum in the University System of Georgia, this program at Kennesaw State University enhances interdisciplinary, builds global learning and associated intercultural skills, and promotes civic engagement. The curriculum blends historical and place-based study with analysis of cultural products and requires to students to apply their learning in their personal and professional communities. The program is flexible, allowing students to pursue work that fits their own professional goals and interests. Our graduate program offers extensive training in scholarship and emphasizes innovative interdisciplinary approaches and collaboration among faculty and graduate students.... [-]


Master of Arts in Integrated Global Communications

Campus Full time September 2018 USA Kennesaw Marietta

The M.A. in Integrated Global Communication is an innovative and contemporary program designed for communication professionals who appreciate how economically interdependent and socially interconnected the world is today. [+]

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

At Kennesaw State University, we're preparing a new generation of leaders in globally integrated organizations. The M.A. in Integrated Global Communication is an innovative and contemporary program designed for communication professionals who appreciate how economically interdependent and socially interconnected the world is today.

Market share, mindshare and competitive positioning are vital ingredients for organizational success. Achieving these goals on a global scale requires special knowledge and skills to effectively communicate shared meanings across countries and regions with diverse cultural, political, and economic characteristics. Global communication refers to the information flow that transcends national boundaries, that is mindful of organizational goals and objectives while being sensitive to peoples of different cultures and races, and that recognizes political and economic differences among global organizational stakeholders.... [-]


Master of Arts in Professional Writing

Campus Full time September 2018 USA Kennesaw Marietta

The Master of Arts in Professional Writing program (MAPW) is a professional graduate degree program that prepares candidates for a wide variety of writing-related positions in business, education, publishing, and the arts. [+]

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Master of Arts in Professional Writing program (MAPW) is a professional graduate degree program that prepares candidates for a wide variety of writing-related positions in business, education, publishing, and the arts. Coursework in three concentrations—applied writing, composition, and rhetoric, and creative writing—allows students to gain theoretical and practical knowledge in various fields of professional writing. As students become experienced in producing and analyzing business, technical, journalistic, and creative texts, they develop a sophisticated understanding of style, structure, and audience. MAPW students will become writing professionals who can move in many directions during their careers. They will become flexible writers who can tune in to the writing conventions of a given genre, adapting their writing style to the requirements of various rhetorical contexts.... [-]


MSc

Master of Science in Applied Exercise and Health Science

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Kennesaw Marietta + 1 more

The Master of Science in Applied Exercise and Health Science (AEHS) is a 36 semester-hour graduate program in Kinesiology that offers concentrations in Exercise Physiology or Sport Management. [+]

Master of Science in Applied Exercise & Health Science

The Master of Science in Applied Exercise and Health Science (AEHS) is a 36 semester-hour graduate program in kinesiology that offers concentrations in Exercise Physiology or Sport Management.

The program can be completed as a full-time student over four consecutive semesters or over a longer period of time as a part-time student. Most program classes will be scheduled in late afternoons and early evenings to allow working professionals to pursue advanced preparation with minimum disruption to ongoing career commitments. The curriculum is comprised of a Program Core (9 hours), a Concentration Core (15 hours) in either Exercise Physiology or Sport Management, a Capstone Experience (3-9 hours), and approved electives (3-9 hours).... [-]


Master of Science in Applied Statistics

Campus Full time 22  September 2018 USA Kennesaw Marietta + 1 more

The Master of Science in Applied Statistics Program (MSAS) at Kennesaw State University is a professional degree program which seeks to prepare a diverse student body to utilize cutting-edge applied statistical methods to enable correct, meaningful inferences from data obtained from business, industry, government and health services. [+]

Program Mission

The Master of Science in Applied Statistics Program (MSAS) at Kennesaw State University is a professional degree program which seeks to prepare a diverse student body to utilize cutting-edge applied statistical methods to enable correct, meaningful inferences from data obtained from business, industry, government and health services. The use of a wide variety of commercial software will be emphasized to ensure graduates can effectively analyze real-world data.

Program Description

The MSAS program is a 36 semester-hour applied graduate program designed to meet the needs of business, industry, and government. The program is intended for professionals or students with undergraduate degrees in the sciences, engineering, or business.... [-]


Master of Science in Architecture (MS)

Campus Full time September 2018 USA Kennesaw Marietta + 1 more

The M.S. ARCH program is a non-professional academic degree program that offers an opportunity for advanced study and research in specialized subfields of architecture. [+]

Master of Science in Architecture

IMPORTANT: We are not currently accepting any new application for our Masters Program. Please check with the Department frequently to find out when we will be accepting applications again.

The M.S. ARCH program is a non-professional academic degree program that offers an opportunity for advanced study and research in specialized subfields of architecture. The program is intended to accompany and enhance degrees related to the built environment and provide a basis for diverse career paths including practice, research, teaching, consulting and entry into a Ph.D. level program.

The ideal student candidate is a critical thinker who is intensely curious about the built environment, is committed to positive change, ecologically sensitive design and who is not afraid to the take risks and to push the design envelope. While an undergraduate degree in Architecture is not required, applicants must demonstrate relevant background and experience, as well as the capability to undertake an advanced academic study. All students are required to submit a portfolio demonstrating graphic competency and design thinking skills.... [-]


Master of Science in Chemical Sciences

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3  September 2018 USA Kennesaw Marietta + 2 more

The Master of Science in Chemical Sciences (MSCB) is a thesis-based program with tracks in Chemistry and Biochemistry. The MSCB offers a flexible curriculum, individually tailored to the student’s background and research interests. [+]

Master of Science in Chemical Sciences (MSCB)

The Master of Science in Chemical Sciences (MSCB) is a thesis-based program with tracks in Chemistry and Biochemistry. The MSCB offers a flexible curriculum, individually tailored to the student’s background and research interests. The program is 33-credit-hours of coursework with research opportunities in all areas of chemistry and biochemistry, from synthetic organic chemistry to enzymology. The MSCB will prepare students to think in an interdisciplinary fashion about problems in chemistry, biochemistry and many other related areas of study. This program is designed to allow students to complete coursework and thesis research within two academic years.... [-]


Master of Science in Computer Science (MS)

Campus Full time September 2018 USA Kennesaw Marietta

The MSCS offers excellent curriculum that blends theoretic foundations of computer science with the state-of-the-art computing technologies. [+]

Master of Science in Computer Science

Kennesaw State University is now offering the NEW Master of Science in Computer Science degree to meet Georgia's increasing workforce demand in computer science. The MSCS program offers students a true graduate-school experience in the exciting discipline of Computer Science, with high expectations and intensive learning. The Master's program is designed to serve two kinds of qualified students who want to further their study in computer science: those who have BS degree in computer science, and those with undergraduate degrees in areas other than CS with required computer science and mathematics coursework.

The MSCS offers an excellent curriculum that blends theoretic foundations of computer science with the state-of-the-art computing technologies. The program provides students with opportunities in computer science research, advanced project development and interdisciplinary study, with a maximum of flexibility in study plans and class attendance options.... [-]


Master of Science in Conflict Management

Campus Full time September 2018 USA Kennesaw Marietta + 1 more

Conflict Management education addresses the issues that divide our world by encouraging communication, fostering positive relationships and developing comprehensive, long-term solutions. It enhances the safety and vitality of groups or families, communities and workplaces. [+]

The Master of Science in Conflict Management

MS in Conflict Management Program Description

Conflict Management education addresses the issues that divide our world by encouraging communication, fostering positive relationships and developing comprehensive, long-term solutions. It enhances the safety and vitality of groups or families, communities and workplaces.

Conflict management is also a set of tools and a way of thinking that can help not only prevent conflict but effectively engage it once it arises. Conflict management education teaches the various ways people choose to react when confronted with conflict situations and the effect of those reactions on potential outcomes. Studying conflict is really about learning skills which can provide the ability to respond in ways that help prevent and manage conflict by reducing ineffective responses.... [-]


Master of Science in Construction Management (MS)

Campus Full time September 2018 USA Kennesaw Marietta

Each graduate of the construction management graduate program should be able to prepare bids and estimates for construction projects; prepare construction schedule and manage project risks; carry-out project management related tasks; conduct research and disseminate findings through publications; pursue advanced degree programs. [+]

Master of Science in Construction Management

The Department of Construction Management initiated a master’s degree program in 1995. The Master of Science in Construction Management program is accredited by the American Council of Construction Education (ACCE).

About the Program

Each graduate of the construction management graduate program should be able to:

Prepare bids and estimates for construction projects. Prepare construction schedule and manage project risks. Carry-out project management related tasks. Conduct research and disseminate findings through publications. Pursue advanced degree programs. Master's Courses Degree Requirements (16 Credit Hours)

Required Courses... [-]


Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Online & Campus Combined Full time September 2018 USA Kennesaw Marietta

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) at Kennesaw State University is an ideal program for traditional students and professionals in the field of criminal justice who aspire to further their education beyond the baccalaureate degree. The program includes face-to-face and some online course instructional formats. [+]

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice Program Overview

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) at Kennesaw State University is an ideal program for traditional students and professionals in the field of criminal justice who aspire to further their education beyond the baccalaureate degree. The program includes face-to-face and some online course instructional formats. The program also has a unique “Global/International Perspectives in Criminal Justice” focus. The latter includes both an ‘International Criminal Justice Experience’ study abroad opportunity and a comparative criminal justice systems course. The program provides a focused and interactive educational experience designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills in criminal justice administration, including critical thinking and communication, as well as in relevant technologies and information sources. The program also provides students an opportunity to understanding and addressing the significance of cultural diversity within the criminal justice context. These attributes are essential for success in contemporary criminal justice agencies and in relevant private sector organizations both in Georgia and elsewhere. Students will also be prepared for further graduate study should they choose to pursue this option.... [-]


Master of Science in Information Systems

Campus Full time September 2018 USA Kennesaw Marietta

The Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) at Kennesaw State University's Coles College of Business will help prepare tomorrow's technology leaders to succeed in the global business environment. [+]

Information Systems, MSIS

The MSIS program teaches choice, deployment, management and use of information and computing technologies in the way they bring value to an organization with special emphasis on the following areas:

Data Management and Business Intelligence Including Big Data. Information Security Risk Management. Global IT Management. System Analysis. Advanced IT Project Management. IT Strategy.

Students are able to pick their own choice of capstone experience from a spectrum of choices between thesis and industry internship (see details in course section). Prior permission is required to take courses outside of the department, students should contact the program director before they register for non-MSIS courses.... [-]


Master of Science in Information Technology (MS)

Campus or Online Full time September 2018 USA Kennesaw Marietta

The Masters of Science in Information Technology degree is designed to enhance career options for a broad mix of students. The program is geared for those students interested in pursuing a career in the management and performance of information systems planning, development, implementation, and operation. [+]

Master of Science in Information Technology

The Masters of Science in Information Technology degree is designed to enhance career options for a broad mix of students. The program is geared for those students interested in pursuing a career in the management and performance of information systems planning, development, implementation, and operation.

About the Program

The Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) program is designed for those students interested in pursuing a career as a senior information technology (IT) professional who can apply accepted standards and best practices to effectively plan, design, implement and manage the various aspects of an IT organization. All the courses in the MSIT program are offered both face-to-face and online.... [-]


Master of Science in Integrative Biology

Campus Full time September 2018 USA Kennesaw Marietta

Integrative Biology is an emerging paradigm identified by the National Academy of Sciences. Because biological systems are so complex, solving life science problems requires linking concepts and information between disciplines and organizational scales. [+]

Why Integrative Biology?

Integrative Biology is an emerging paradigm identified by the National Academy of Sciences. Because biological systems are so complex, solving life science problems requires linking concepts and information between disciplines and organizational scales. The curriculum of Kennesaw State's Master of Science degree in Integrative Biology (MSIB) advances understanding by providing integrative courses and experiences specifically designed to foster connections across the life sciences spectrum. This approach prepares our students as scientists well-equipped to address pressing issues in the biosciences.

Why Kennesaw State's MSIB?

Whatever your goals - further graduate study, admission to professional school, employment opportunities or career advancement - our program integrates core biological principles with the flexibility to tailor your education to your needs and interests. We've planned your core coursework to include not only the fundamental life science concepts but also practical aspects that will prepare you to function in the real world of science. Our students center their experience in a thesis focused on a specific research question, working with a thesis advisor they choose from a group of faculty members who work on a wide diversity of organisms including animals, plants, and microorganisms.... [-]


Master of Science in Software Engineering (MS)

Campus or Online Full time September 2018 USA Kennesaw Marietta

Software engineering represents the fastest growing segment of software professionals, men, and women who solve problems and issues in the development of mission-critical software to meet the needs of business and industry. [+]

Master of Science in Software Engineering

Software engineering represents the fastest growing segment of software professionals, men, and women who solve problems and issues in the development of mission-critical software to meet the needs of business and industry. The MS in Software Engineering at Kennesaw State University prepares students for careers in this field by exposing them to real-time strategies and procedures that will give them a competitive edge in the market. All courses in the program are available both face-to-face and online, and students can decide which delivery more is best for them for a particular course.

The program consists of 7 required courses and a number of electives. Students can either take the project option, under which they complete 4 elective courses and a software engineering capstone project, or the thesis option, under which they complete 3 elective courses as well as a thesis. This program is available completely online as well as in the traditional face-to-face mode, or any combination of the two.... [-]


MS Civil Engineering

Campus Full time September 2018 USA Kennesaw Marietta

The Master of Science in Civil Engineering Program provides engineering graduates, technical professionals, and working engineers an opportunity to advance their professional careers by offering courses in a variety of civil engineering disciplines, including structural, geotechnical, water resources, environmental, and transportation. [+]

The Master of Science in Civil Engineering Program provides engineering graduates, technical professionals, and working engineers an opportunity to advance their professional careers by offering courses in a variety of civil engineering disciplines, including structural, geotechnical, water resources, environmental, and transportation.

Regular Admission Policy:

BSCE from ABET accredited engineering program. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Regular admission may also be granted in other cases based on a review of the applicant's record, including, but not limited to the following:

BSCE from a foreign university that is comparable to an ABET accredited program. Professional accomplishments, such as PE license, completion of noteworthy projects, a record of scholarly publications. Successful completion of graduate level engineering coursework from a recognized institution. ... [-]

MS Conflict Management

Campus Full time 16  September 2018 USA Kennesaw Marietta + 1 more

The Master’s program prepares students to identify and pursue opportunities for a new career based on conflict management expertise. The MSCM also provides students with enhanced credentials to pursue career advancement in an existing work environment. [+]

MSCM Program Description

Conflict Management education addresses the issues that divide our world by encouraging communication, fostering positive relationships and developing comprehensive, long-term solutions. It enhances the safety and vitality of group our families, communities and workplaces.

Conflict management is also a set of tools and a way of thinking that can help not only prevent conflict, but effectively engage it once it arises. Conflict management education teaches the various ways people choose to react when confronted with conflict situations and the effect of those reactions on potential outcomes. Studying conflict is really about learning skills which can provide the ability to respond in ways that help prevent and manage conflict by reducing ineffective responses.... [-]


Master

Dual Degree Master of Social Work/ Master of Business Administration (MSW/MBA)

Campus Full time September 2018 USA Kennesaw Marietta

The Master of Social Work and Master of Business Administration (MSW/MBA) Program is a dual degree offered by the WellStar College of Health and Human Service and the Coles College of Business Administration to meet this need. [+]

MSW MBA Dual Degree

KSU is committed to developing innovative programs that are responsive to the rapidly changing economic, social and political climate and to the interdependence of sectors (public, private and nonprofit). Therefore, KSU is offering the first dual degree MSW/MBA program in the state of Georgia. “In recent decades, social work practitioners have increasingly been called upon to think entrepreneurially to seek private funding and to collaborate with nongovernmental organizations to provide social services and goods” (c.f. Lee, 2016, p. 209). Similarly, companies have become more socially responsible because of consumer demand, employee morale, potential to develop new markets, and a desire to create sustainable business practices that focus on a triple-bottom line (preserve the wellbeing of people and planet while making a profit).... [-]


Master in Public Administration

Campus Full time September 2018 USA Kennesaw Marietta

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) is a professional degree that prepares persons interested in public service for administrative and leadership positions in governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations. [+]

The Master in Public Administration

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) is a professional degree that prepares persons interested in public service for administrative and leadership positions in governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations. The program’s student and teaching-oriented faculty seek to contribute to the development of professional individuals with an ethos of democratic administration by providing them with a combination of solid academic learning and concrete practical experiences. The MPA Program is located in the Department of Political Science and International Affairs. The Program works in cooperation with a number of other departments as well as the A. L. Burruss Institute of Public Service that provides community services and technical assistance to nonprofit and public organizations in Georgia.... [-]


Master of Accounting

Campus Full time September 2018 USA Kennesaw Marietta

The Master of Accounting (MAcc) degree program is a professional graduate degree designed to help an individual meet the challenges of a career in accounting, whether public, private, or governmental. [+]

Program Description

The Master of Accounting (MAcc) degree program is a professional graduate degree designed to help an individual meet the challenges of a career in accounting, whether public, private, or governmental. The School of Accountancy at Kennesaw State University is home to the largest accounting program in the State of Georgia and offers excellence in accounting education. Within the Coles College of Business, the Accounting and Business degree programs are fully accredited by AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

General Requirements for Admission to the MAcc Program

Admission to the MAcc program is granted to those persons showing high promise of success in graduate business (accounting) study. Applicants' portfolios are reviewed as a part of a competitive process based on the following components:... [-]


Master of Social Work

Campus Full time September 2018 USA Kennesaw Marietta + 1 more

The Master of Social Work (MSW) program is designed to prepare students for entry-level professional practice in social work. Upon graduation, students are eligible to take the Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW) exam, and they may also pursue further clinical supervision requirements to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). [+]

Master of Social Work

The Master of Social Work (MSW) program is designed to prepare students for entry-level professional practice in social work. Upon graduation, students are eligible to take the Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW) exam, and they may also pursue further clinical supervision requirements to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). The KSU MSW program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education through February 2021.

The MSW program offers a full-time program of study with a focus on clinical practice. The program consists of four academic semesters (two years) of 60 credit hours with 48 of these credit hours spent in the classroom and 12 in supervised field practicum sites located throughout the metropolitan Atlanta area. It should be noted that the MSW Program does not offer Advanced Standing.... [-]


Contact
Location address
1000 Chastain Road
Kennesaw, Georgia, 30144 US
Location address
1100 South Marietta Pkwy
Marietta, Georgia, 30060 US