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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MS Applied Statistics

Campus Full time 22 months September 2017 USA Kennesaw Marietta + 1 more

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

The Master of Science in Applied Statistics (MSAS) Program at Kennesaw State University (KSU) is a professional degree program which seeks to prepare a diverse student body to utilize cutting-edge statistical methods to draw valid and meaningful inferences from business, industry, government and health services data. Using a variety of commercial software, graduates are expected to analyze real-world data appropriately and communicate their findings effectively. The MSAS degree is a 22-month early evening program designed for professionals or students with undergraduate degrees in the sciences or business. Course titles include: Introduction to Mathematics for Statistics Mathematical Statistics Statistical Computing and Simulation Statistical Methods Advanced Programming in SAS Quality Control and Process Improvement Applied Experimental Design Design of Human Studies Six Sigma Problem Solving Applied Regression Analysis Time Series Analysis Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis Data Mining Applied Categorical Data Analysis Applied Multivariate Methods Applied Topics in Binary Classification Applied Analysis Project An emphasis of the MSAS program is in applied statistical methods used in industry and government for process and quality improvement. A key focus is the continuous training and practice using Six Sigma methodology of process improvement. These techniques are in demand in industry due to the cost savings typically resulting from process improvement activities. Upon completion of program, students will be able to: Apply appropriate statistical methods to solve problems Analyze data using several statistical packages Identify opportunities for quality and productivity improvement Establish process control systems Lead problem-solving teams Communicate project results orally and in writing Admission Requirements To be considered for the MSAS program, applicants must have: Completion of Calculus 1 and 2 GRE Score Report College Transcripts Resumé All other KSU requirements Curriculum Required Courses (12 Credit Hours) STAT 7010 - Mathematical Statistics I STAT 7020 - Statistical Computing and Simulation STAT 7100 - Statistical Methods STAT 8210 - Applied Regression Analysis Select one from the following (3 Credit Hours): STAT 8120 - Applied Experimental Design STAT 8125 - Design and Analysis of Human Studies Select at least two from the following (6 Credit Hours): STAT 8120 - Applied Experimental Design (if not selected above) STAT 8125 - Design and Analysis of Human Studies (if not selected above) STAT 8220 - Time Series Forecasting STAT 8225 - Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis STAT 8240 - Data Mining STAT 8310 - Applied Categorical Data Analysis STAT 8320 - Applied Multivariate Data Analysis STAT 8330 - Applied Binary Classification Any other course with a STAT prefix (with the exception of STAT 9100 and STAT 9200) may be used to complete the degree requirements. STAT 7900 - Special Topics STAT 8020 - Advanced Programming in SAS STAT 8030 - Programming in R STAT 8110 - Quality Control and Process Improvement STAT 8140 - Six Sigma Problem Solving STAT 8940 - Applied Analysis Project Note: Up to nine hours may be substituted, with the permission of the Program Coordinator. Program Total (36 Credit Hours) [-]

MS Chemical Sciences

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2017 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. 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 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 course work and thesis research within two academic years. Adequately prepared applicants must demonstrate core competency as reflected by the record of undergraduate coursework in biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics, with a degree focus in one of these areas. An applicant who is deemed deficient in one or two courses by the Admissions Committee may be admitted into the program under the condition that the missing undergraduate courses be taken in addition to the graduate program requirements; these will not count toward the degree and are not eligible for the tuition waver. Curriculum Common Core (8 Credit Hours) CHEM 6620 - Advanced Topics in Physical Chemistry CHEM 7000 - Research Skills and Ethics CHEM 7100 - Graduate Seminar Track and Individualized Course of Study Electives (12 Credit Hours) CHEM 6430 - Advanced Topics in Organic Chemistry CHEM 6510 - Advanced Topics in Biochemistry CHEM 7300 - Synthetic Methods CHEM 7500 - Chemical Biology CHEM 7600 - Physical and Analytical Methods Advanced Topics/Other Cross-listed Course Master's Thesis (13-34 Credit Hours) 13-34 hours of thesis research. 13-16 hours for the 2-year plan. 31-34 hours for the 3-year plan. Up to 13 hours max count toward degree hours. Additional Information Qualified students admitted to the program will be awarded a teaching assistantship, helping to instruct undergraduate students in general chemistry lab classes. This award includes a tuition waiver and a stipend of $12,000 for the first 10 months in the program. They will take graduate courses, attend seminars, and begin work with potential research mentors on projects that demonstrate the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary nature of inquiry in the chemical sciences. In the second year, students will work closely with their mentors on their thesis projects. Successful candidates will have completed requirements for the bachelor degree in a college accredited by a recognized regional accrediting association within the U.S., or in an equivalent institution outside the U.S. (accredited by a recognized accrediting agency) that has been authorized to operate by their respective governments either as agencies of the government or as private (nongovernmental) organizations. Successful candidates will have taken the Quantitative Reasoning and Verbal Reasoning sections on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Successful candidates will typically have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). [-]

MS Civil Engineering (Online)

Online Full time September 2017 USA Kennesaw Marietta

The Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) at Kennesaw State University offers flexibility for working professionals with courses available online. The American Society of Civil Engineers currently supports the Master’s degree or equivalent as a prerequisite for the award of a Professional Engineering license. [+]

The Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) at Kennesaw State University offers flexibility for working professionals with courses available online. The American Society of Civil Engineers currently supports the Master’s degree or equivalent as a prerequisite for the award of a Professional Engineering license. Students have an opportunity to earn the advanced degree by either thesis option or coursework-only in one of three concentration areas: Structural and Geotechnical Engineering Transportation and Pavement Engineering Environmental Engineering and Water Resources The MSCE degree is designed for graduates of ABET accredited engineering programs, but provisional admission is available to qualified graduates in related fields. Why KSU Online? Founded in 1963, Kennesaw State University (KSU) is the third-largest university in Georgia with more than 33,000 undergraduate and graduate students representing 142 countries. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), KSU offers over 70 online degree, certification, and endorsement programs and over 500 online courses. Online courses and degrees at Kennesaw State University are held to the same learning standards, rigors, and expectations of quality that our on-campus courses and programs require. Students enrolling in online courses at KSU are taught by Kennesaw State's highly regarded faculty. Technology and student success services are provided virtually to help online students succeed. Students completing their degree options in the online format receive the same degree awarded to our on-campus students. Kennesaw State University's national reputation has gained steam and was recognized by U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges issue in 2010 as one of the top universities in the region. KSU's first-year experience program has also been named an "Academic Program to Look For" by U.S. News for nine consecutive years. [-]

MS Conflict Management

Campus Full time 16 months September 2017 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. The primary objective of the MSCM is to produce students who: Understand the nature of conflict from the perspective of multiple disciplines Understand the continuum of responses to conflict Possess the necessary skills to facilitate the management of various types of conflict Demonstrate the ability to analyze and research conflict in an organizational environment Demonstrate the ability to design conflict intervention procedures and strategies appropriate to a particular situation or environment Demonstrate the ability to evaluate the efficacy of a given intervention or system of interventions Successfully participate in conflict management on a particular level in one or more specific environments. 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. The Cohort Environment and Executive Modular Format The MSCM operates a Cohort learning model for the study of conflict, admitting a limited number of students to each incoming group each fall. Taking classes with the same group of students from program start to finish creates a unique and enriching learning environment.Cohort peers challenge one another and share insights from their respective diverse professional backgrounds to contribute to classroom learning. In a typical MSCM Cohort, over 20 undergraduate academic backgrounds are represented, several students already hold an advanced degree, approximately 20% of the students are international (often having come to us directly from a conflict zone), and multiple languages and ethnicities are represented. Such diversity in the classroom provides opportunities for enriching dialogue and discussion. The MSCM program is a full-time, 16-month graduate course of study, but caters to professionals' schedules. Classes are held every other weekend, Friday from 3-8 pm and Saturday from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. The Cohort takes one class at a time for a total of 9 credit hours each semester. For example, students complete the Conflict Theory course in 2.5 weekends, and then progress to the next course, Negotiation Theory. Experiential Learning Kennesaw State Master of Science in Conflict Management faculty members are quite diverse in their research and practice areas, including environmental, public policy, international, court-related, workplace, non-profit arenas and more. Our faculty facilitates lively discussion and interaction in the classroom, and link theory to practice by using "real-life" examples of their work, and involve students in projects of research and practice whenever possible. In addition, the MSCM builds in over 100 hours of applied skills-training clinics into the curriculum. These clinics provide students the opportunity to further translate theory into practice. MSCM students are afforded the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in conflict work in either a domestic or international setting through the Field Experience course in the final semester. Domestic options for this trip provide the opportunity to travel to a conference, training or cross-cultural experience. Past options for this trip have included attending the Association for Conflict Resolution Annual Conference, the American Bar Association Section on Dispute Resolution Conference, visiting conflict management offices in Washington, D.C., and Ombuds training. International options in the past have included visiting the UN School for Peace in Costa Rica, attending classes at the European Peace Institute in Stadtschlaining, Austria, a cross-cultural trip to Egypt, an ADR-focused trip to Barbados, a study of the Middle East conflict in Israel and Palestine, and studying "The Troubles" in Northern Ireland and Ireland. Details regarding trip options for each Cohort are made available during the second semester of the program. The domestic options are generally 4-5 days in length, and the international trips are usually 7-10 days. Admission Requirements To be considered for admission to the MSCM program, applicants must complete the electronic Application for Graduate Admission and submit the following supporting documents by the priority deadline March 1, 2017 or the final deadline July 1, 2017: 1. Transcripts Official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate courses must be submitted. This must include an official transcript for a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. 2. Official Test Score Test Score: Applicants must submit a test score of 280 (new scoring system) or 800 (old scoring system) on the General Test of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (verbal, quantitative) and 3.5 on the Analytical Writing section of the General Test; 475 on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT); or 151 on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). *Test requirements are waived for applicants who have earned an advanced degree. Dual degree students should take GMAT exam. See Dual MSCM/MBA for more information. 3. Letter of Intent A letter stating your interest in and goals for the MSCM as well as the potential use for the degree is required. The letter should demonstrate why you are a good candidate for the MSCM program and should be at least 1 page, single spaced. 4. Resume A current resume is required. 5. Recommendation Letters Two letters of recommendation from professional or academic sources are required. Ideally the letters should be from employers, supervisors, or professors familiar with your abilities. The letters should verify your ability to complete graduate level work and your potential for excellence in the field of conflict management. 6. Additional Requirements for International Students In addition to the documents listed above, International Students must submit transcript evaluations for all non-US colleges and universities and official TOEFL or IELTS scores. Documents required by US immigration laws, such as the sponsor affidavit, are not required as part of the application process but must be submitted before the student may enroll or attend courses. [-]

MS Construction Management

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Kennesaw Marietta

Each graduate of the construction management graduate program should be able to prepare bids and estimates for construction projects [+]

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. APPLICATION AND DOCUMENT DEADLINES See the list of available start terms and document deadlines. Please note that completed applications and all required credentials must be submitted by the posted deadline. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Online Graduate Application - There is a non-refundable $60 application fee. Transcripts - Official transcripts from EACH College and/or University you have attended. Must be in a sealed envelope from the institution or sent electronically from the institution directly to ksugrad@kennesaw.edu. Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or better on a 4.0 scale GRE Score Report - Request that your scores be sent electronically to KSU (school code 5359). No department code is necessary. Minimum score of 291 (combined verbal & quantitative). -OR- GMAT Score Report - Request that your scores be sent electronically to KSU. Minimum 500 score. Application Letter (Can be uploaded into the online application) - Should state your interest and goals for the MPA and the potential use of the degree. Resume - (Can be uploaded into the online application) Letters of Recommendation (3) (Can be sent electronically through the online application) - completed by supervisors, professors, or professional colleagues, one of which must be from the current supervisor. [-]

MS First Year Studies

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Kennesaw Marietta

The Master of Science in First-Year Studies (MSFYS) is a fully online graduate program that encompasses the theory and study of factors affecting the initial college experience, including foundations of students' transitional experiences and research on various programs that promote a successful transition. [+]

The Master of Science in First-Year Studies (MSFYS) is a fully online graduate program that encompasses the theory and study of factors affecting the initial college experience, including foundations of students' transitional experiences and research on various programs that promote a successful transition. Grounded in decades of research, this is the only graduate degree program dedicated to the discipline of first-year studies. Through an innovative curriculum, students in the MSFYS graduate program develop skills and knowledge needed to create and manage curricular and co-curricular programs, and engage in research that extends the collective understanding of first-year and transition studies. The MSFYS program is designed for anyone interested in working with or teaching first-year college students, including residence hall directors, academic advisors, teaching staff, faculty, and administrators. About Us The Department of First-Year and Transition Studies is home to the fully online graduate degree program in First-Year Studies. The M.S. in First-Year Studies will equip participants with the knowledge of the transitions that first-year students face to prepare them to design, manage and deliver both curricular and co-curricular programs to help first-year students succeed. This Master of Science degree will encompass the theory and study of factors affecting the initial college experience, including foundations of students’ transitional experiences and research on various programs that promote a successful transition. Outcomes Demonstrate knowledge of the leading theories in curriculum, instruction, and assessment relative to first-year students. Develop the ability to apply seminal concepts to create effective curricular initiatives and the practical organization of first-year programs. Understand the use of both quantitative and qualitative research/analyses to investigate and solve problems connected to the field of First-Year Studies while advancing research and teaching in the discipline. Demonstrate competency in multiculturalism, specifically as it relates to serving the diverse first year student population. Create outcome assessments and program evaluation protocols to support continuous assessment of first-year programs and experiences. Conduct primary research in the area of First-Year Studies or in the area of first-year student transitions through the design and analysis of an independent research study that is successfully defended at the conclusion of the program of study. Admissions Requirements Potential students will need to complete an application to the graduate program through the Graduate College at Kennesaw State University. Applicants must submit the following: an online Graduate College application, official undergraduate transcripts, GRE score (or equivalent), two letters of recommendation, and a letter of application (personal statement). All applicants must meet the Graduate College admission requirements in order to be considered for admission to the M.S. in First-Year Studies program. Curriculum Required and Elective courses FYS 5000 - Introduction to First-Year Studies FYS 5100 - Methods and Assessment of First-Year Programs FYS 5200 - History of First-Year Studies FYS 5300 - Fundamentals of Designing First-Year Programs and Experiences FYS 5400 - Cognitive Development of First-Year College Students FYS 5500 - Development and Organization of First-Year Programs FYS 5600 - First-Year Student Success: Theory and Practice FYS 5700 - Multiculturalism of First-Year Students FYS 5900 - Directed Study (Elective) FYS 6000 - Practicum: Teaching a First-Year Seminar (Elective) FYS 6100 - Seminar on Current Topics in First-Year Studies (Elective) FYS 6200 – Thesis [-]

MS Healthcare Management and Informatics

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Kennesaw Marietta

The demand for skilled information technology leaders in health care is growing every day. The Master of Science in Healthcare Management and Informatics (MS-HMI) is the first of it’s kind in Georgia, and integrates information technology, computing, data analytics , health care delivery processes, along with leadership and management principles. [+]

The demand for skilled information technology leaders in health care is growing every day. The Master of Science in Healthcare Management and Informatics (MS-HMI) is the first of it’s kind in Georgia, and integrates information technology, computing, data analytics , health care delivery processes, along with leadership and management principles. Our collaborative approach to health care IT allows our graduates to understand the complexity of relationships that must be considered when making technology decisions within a care delivery organization, and prepares them for leadership. The Only MS in HMI in Georgia The Masters of Science in Healthcare Management and Informatics is an interdisciplinary program spanning Coles College of Business, College of Science and Mathematics, WellStar College of Health and Human Sciences and the College of Computer Science and Software Engineering. Our interdisciplinary approach gives students a well-rounded understanding of the connections between health care management and informatics. A combined understanding of these fields is crucial to the effective delivery and practice of health care in the 21st century, and is essential to lead in this ever-growing industry. Careers in Healthcare Management and Informatics Our graduates will leave ready to take on a diverse array of roles as leaders and health care executives, including: Chief medical informatics officer Chief information officer Project managers VP of information technology Developers Analysts Curriculum The Masters of Science in Healthcare Management and Informatics (MS-HMI) is an 36-hour interdisciplinary program. Core Courses (30 Credit Hours) Provide capabilities in: Healthcare Informatics & Data Analytics (SAS, R, SPSS) Management, Governance, Ethical, Legal, and Security Database, Software Development (C++/ JAVA), Data Mining Capstone Course (3 Credit Hours) The objective of the capstone course is to provide students an opportunity to integrate knowledge gained in the classroom with real‐world problems. Students work in teams to identify and solve a real world problem related to healthcare management and informatics, and apply the knowledge learnt in class to design a potential solution. Electives (3 Credit Hours) Healthcare Informatics Data Analytics Computing and Information Systems Management and Governance Security Program with CAHIIM Standards: In order to ensure the quality of the graduate program, the design and curricular components are based on the nationally accepted standards set up by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics, Information Management Education (CAHIIM) and input from our Advisory Boards. [-]

MS Information Design and Communication

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Kennesaw Marietta

The MS program in Information Design and Communication has been developed in response to a growing need for professionals in the expanding field of information design, information architecture, content development, communications management, and visual communication. [+]

The MS program in Information Design and Communication has been developed in response to a growing need for professionals in the expanding field of information design, information architecture, content development, communications management, and visual communication. The basic objectives of the program are: To educate those persons with diverse academic and work backgrounds who seek to begin their careers in the field of information design and communication, and To provide a useful credential for current information designers and technical communicators who need advanced training to move ahead in their careers, either as employees or managers of a company or as independent consultants. The Information Design and Communication program offers students a MS Degree with the choice of three program options - an Internship Option, a Thesis Option, and an all Course Work Option. A graduate certificate in Technical Communication, and four advanced certificates in User Experience, Communication Management, Visual Communication, and User Experience. Important Note About the Master's of Science in Information Design and Communication Degree No new majors are being accepted into the program at this time. All information in this catalog is for the current Master's of Science in Information and Instructional Design majors only. Degree Requirements MSIDC students are required to take the following courses: IDC 6001 - Professional Practices of Communication (3 credit hours) IDC 6002 - Information Design (3 credit hours) IDC 6030 - Visual Design Strategy (3 credit hours) IDC 6004 - Research Methods (3 credit hours) IDC 6110 - Communications Project Management (3 credit hours) IDC Electives - Select 5 elective courses with an IDC prefix (15 credit hours) IDC Option - (Select one of the options listed below) (6 Credit hours) Internship Option Internship (IDC 7601-IDC 7603) While taking the internship, students may enroll in a maximum of 9 hours per semester: 3 hours of internship plus two courses or 6 hours of internship plus one course. Thesis Option Thesis (IDC 7801-IDC 7803, six-hour minimum) When taking the thesis, students may enroll in a maximum of 9 hours per semester-to include no more than 3 hours of thesis per semester. All Coursework Option Select an additional 2 elective courses (6 hours) with an IDC prefix. Note: IDC 6001, IDC 6002, and IDC 6030 MUST be taken by all students. These courses provide essential background for the program and for a career in information design. IDC 6001 must be taken the first semester in which a student is enrolled. NOTE: Students are restricted to one course in their first semester to ensure success in getting underway with the program. Electives for IDC Option IDC 6005 - Visual Thinking (3 credit hours) IDC 6010 - Writing Across Media (3 credit hours) IDC 6015 - Strategic Communication (3 credit hours) IDC 6035 - Information Graphics (3 credit hours) IDC 6042 - Applied Digital Graphics (3 credit hours) IDC 6045 - Foundations of Multimedia (3 credit hours) IID 6050 - Instructional Applications of Multimedia Design (3 credit hours) IDC 6060 - Strategies for Global Communication (3 credit hours) IDC 6071 - User Assistance (3 credit hours) IDC 6080 - Professional Oral Presentations (3 credit hours) IDC 6090 - Medical Communication (3 credit hours) IDC 6120 - Usability Testing (3 credit hours) IDC 6135 - Website Design (3 credit hours) IID 6140 - Instructional Systems Design (3 credit hours) IID 6145 - Human Performance Technology 3 Credits IID 6155 - Online Instructional Development 3 Credits IDC 6150 - Marketing Communication 3 Credits IDC 6175 - Digital Rhetoric 3 Credits IDC 6180 - Information Architecture 3 Credits IDC 6210 - Business Analysis 3 Credits IDC 6220 - Mobile User Experience 3 Credits IDC 6240 - Content Strategy 3 Credits IDC 6903 - Special Topics 1 to 3 Credits IDC 7503 - Independent Study 3 Credits Program Total (36 Credit Hours) Note: Graduate students may take up to 9 hours outside of the program with prior approval from both the Graduate Coordinator and the Department Chair. A grade of "B" or better is required in all courses that are applied to graduation (with the exception of the internship and thesis, which require an "S"). [-]

MS Information Systems

Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time September 2017 USA Marietta Kennesaw + 1 more

Step into a leadership role powered by IS analytics and business intelligence to bring business strategy to technology projects, and IT innovations to business challenges. [+]

MSIS Means Leadership Step into a leadership role powered by IS analytics and business intelligence to bring business strategy to technology projects, and IT innovations to business challenges. Develop wide spectrum capabilities to understand, analyze and manage organizational issues from end-user computing to strategic implications of technology projects and combine your experiential knowledge of customers, the marketplace, and revenue cycles with the skills of IS analytics to become a compelling business decision maker. Irrespective of whether your experience and education are in technology or business - a Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) from Coles College will give you the most sought after skills of today to help you move forward in your career and become a more valuable team member. A Coles College MSIS offers convenience, affordability, and flexibility. You also find experienced and committed professors who teach and engage actively with you, ensuring your place at the forefront of business technology. Curriculum Lead and excel with a Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS). This professional graduate degree focuses on challenges that are relevant to professionals in the IS field today, including data mining for business intelligence, data driven business decision making, IS ethics, policy and strategy, IS project portfolio management, IT integration of functional systems across companies, end to end security of information systems, and global IS management. Through the MSIS program, you learn to develop business and technology solutions with practical applications like data driven CRM—solutions that you can implement immediately in your current organization and that will expand your capabilities in future roles. Core Courses The core courses give you the technical expertise and business perspectives to lead within a global IT organization. Start with Informatics in your first semester and proceed through the other 10 core courses (33 core credit hours). Capstone Courses Take your capstone courses towards the end of your degree program. Maximum three (3) hours from the list counts towards your degree requirement. You can take multiple capstone courses including the 1-on-1 negotiated special topic, special project, and thesis courses to carve out your niche of professional strength or add depth and breadth to your knowledge and skill bases. Advantages Coles College of Business offers many advantages as you push your career forward, moving into greater leadership in technology projects and technology-driven organizations: AACSB accredited—the premier international accreditation for colleges of business A business management approach to strategic technology challenges Familiarization and experience with contemporary methodologies and technologies including database, data mining, business intelligence, and data driven CRM. Small classes and dedicated faculty Complete coverage of IS security and assurance including business continuity planning – taught by our nationally recognized IS security and assurance professors Most classes hybrid (50/50 face-to-face and on-line engagement), some classes available online Career coaching - more than a career center, your Coles career coach will guide you through a personalized, actionable strategic plan for your career momentum A dual MBA-MSIS with only a few classes more than your MSIS alone Graduate Certificate in Information Security and Assurance available, with most courses counting toward your MSIS and all classes available online [-]

MS Integrative Biology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Kennesaw Marietta

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 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. Your thesis advisor will be in the lab or field doing experiments with you, giving you the personal attention you need to succeed. With our well-equipped research facilities, external and internal research funding, and high quality publication record, Kennesaw State's MSIB program offers a unique combination of 'big name' research excellence with 'small school' research mentoring, so you’ll be ready for your next step. Courses Required Courses (12 Credit Hours) Course Number Course Name BIOL 7100 Professional Aspects in Biology BIOL 7200 Integrative Biology BIOL 7300 Research Methods Across Biology BIOL 7500 Current Topics in Integrative Biology Seminar Electives (10-14 Credit Hours) Course Number Course Name BIOL 6100 Molecular Genetics BIOL 6350 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy BIOL 6399 Seminar BIOL 6410 Cell and Molecular Biology BIOL 6413 Advanced Evolutionary Analysis BIOL 6420 Plant Physiology BIOL 6422 Plant Ecology BIOL 6460 Medical Microbiology BIOL 6465 Immunology BIOL 6475 Virology BIOL 6486 Bioethics BIOL 6490 Special Topics BIOL 6610 Advanced Studies in Anatomy and Physiology BIOL 6620 Advanced Studies in Ecology and Evolution BIOL 6630 Advanced Studies in Cell and Molecular Biology BIOL 6800 Diagnostic Microbiology BIOL 7333 Ecological Physiology BIOL 7400 Multidisciplinary Approaches to Ecological Questions BIOL 7478 Molecular and Microbial Approaches to Pathogenesis BIOL 7634 Cell Signaling BIOL 7638 Computational Biology BIOL 7950 Directed Study Any 6000-level or higher course from outside of Biology1 1A student may include up to 2 courses from outside of Biology as long as they are 6000 or above. Courses outside the college must have prior approval from the MSIB program coordinator. Thesis (10-14 Credit Hours) Course Number Course Name BIOL 7990 Research for Master's Thesis Program Total (36 Credit Hours) [-]

MS International Policy Management

Online Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Marietta Kennesaw + 1 more

The Master of Science in International Policy Management (MSIPM) is a cohort-based online degree program that builds on Kennesaw State University’s strong tradition and long-standing commitment to international education. The program prepares future leaders in the private and public sectors to understand the interaction between political and economic dynamics in the global context. [+]

The Master of Science in International Policy Management (MSIPM) is a cohort-based online degree program that builds on Kennesaw State University’s strong tradition and long-standing commitment to international education. The program prepares future leaders in the private and public sectors to understand the interaction between political and economic dynamics in the global context. The curriculum offered by the program will enhance understanding of international policy in an interactive collaborative learning environment, whether students are recent college graduates or have experience working in public, private, or nongovernmental organizations. Students will learn how to assess political risk, better understand the regulatory environment in which corporations function, and deal with the cultural nuances inherent to the global negotiation process. The online nature of the program offers flexibility for students to complete an academically solid degree program while continuing current employment, whether working in-state, nationwide, or abroad. Additionally, the cohort model builds a learning community for mutual support. Mission We are committed to providing a theoretically-grounded and policy-oriented graduate experience to equip students to succeed in an increasingly globalized professional world. Learning Outcomes As a graduate of the Master of Science in International Policy Management, you will be able to: Demonstrate knowledge of concepts and issues related to international polices or policymaking. Demonstrate analytical skills that employ appropriate methodologies to address issues related to international policies or policymaking. Demonstrate the skills to assess and evaluate concepts and issues related to international policies or policymaking. Demonstrate effective communication skills to convey knowledge or ideas related to international policies or policymaking. Orientation The delivery of the program courses is all online; however, at the beginning of the first semester, students attend a mandatory orientation held on the Kennesaw State University campus. The orientation focuses on program expectations, interaction with faculty and administrators, and hands-on learning with Desire2Learn (formerly GeorgiaView Vista), the distance learning technology platform used in the program. Cohort Model The MSIPM program is a 33 semester-hour course of study that uses a cohort-base online style of course delivery. Students begin as a group in fall semester of year one and complete the program by May of the final spring semester in year two. Since courses are offered in a predetermined sequence, students can finish the program in 20 months. Internships Opportunities for your internship or practicum are varied and depend on your personal interests and policy focus. Examples include a local logistics-related internship at Interra International, a global food trading company, and a global internship opportunity in Buenos Aires, Argentina with the Antarctic Treaty Secretariat. The MSIPM Director will be glad to discuss the large range of internship opportunities available to graduate students enrolled in the degree program. Courses IPM 7720:World Politics and Governance IPM 7725: Comparative Policy and Politics IPM 7730: International Conflict Management IPM 7735: International Development: Policy and Practice IPM 7740: Strategic Negotiation and Decision-Making IPM 7745: International Political Economy IPM 7750: Global Trade: Policy and Practice IPM 7755: Political Risk Management IPM 7756: Global Regulatory Policy IPM 7760: Global Experience IPM 7765: Capstone: Practicum or Thesis IPM 7790: Special Topics [-]

MS Quality Assurance (Online)

Online Full time September 2017 USA Marietta Kennesaw

The Quality Assurance MSQA program offers an approach to online learning that distinguishes this experience from other online programs. Each week of instruction includes half the learning experience through downloadable lectures, PPTs, etc. with voice-overs and half of the instruction is in a live virtual environment with a professor. [+]

The Quality Assurance MSQA program offers an approach to online learning that distinguishes this experience from other online programs. Each week of instruction includes half the learning experience through downloadable lectures, PPTs, etc. with voice-overs and half of the instruction is in a live virtual environment with a professor. The virtual classroom provides the same instructor-student experience without having to attend the campus. Our student body consists of quality professionals, engineers, managers and directors who share their experience via discussion boards and during the live chat sessions. These working adults come from many industry backgrounds including healthcare, manufacturing, service and government agencies. MSQA Rated One of Nation’s Best! The website OnlineCollege.org has rated KSU’s online Master of Science in Quality Assurance (MSQA) as the best in the nation in five of the 10 categories it surveyed. This includes best value, best technology support, best library and research support, best learning support, and best faculty credentials. The organization measured several factors ranging from the percentage of students receiving financial aid, return on investment, technical and learning support services offered and the education and experience of faculty and staff. MSQA Ranked #15 in Affordability! GetEducated.com reviews online master's programs and recently ranked KSU's MSQA program #15 in the category of "Best Affordable Online Masters - Engineering" The average cost of degrees in this field is $27,915 and KSU's MSQA program was determined to be $13,500. Additionally, if you rank the cost relative to out-of-state students, KSU moves up to the #7 spot! General Information Kennesaw State University located in Marietta, Georgia, has been offering its Master of Science in Quality Assurance Degree since 1997. Since then students from the around the world have earned a graduate degree from our nationally recognized, accredited university. Southern Poly officially merged with Kennesaw State University in January 2015. The program is offered fully online which allows students the opportunity to work full-time while earning their master’s degree. The majority of the students in the program are working adults. The MSQA program offers an approach to online learning that distinguishes this experience from other online programs. Each week of instruction includes half the learning experience through downloadable lectures, PPTs, etc. with voice-overs and half of the instruction is in a live virtual environment with a professor. The virtual classroom provides the same instructor-student experience without having to attend the campus. Our instructors are PhD's with several years of work experience in the field. They can answer questions about theory AND practice, because they've been there, done that. Our courses deal with Quality topics in depth, stressing theory and the assumptions behind the techniques. That is what separates our education approach from certification training seminars. Our graduates know the details behind techniques, allowing them to know what to do when assumptions are violated (which happens a lot in the real world), and helping them to evaluate the relative merits of "new" quality tools. A lot of what is touted as new is just a repackaging of tried and true methods, with maybe a novel twist. Our student body consists of quality professionals, engineers, managers and directors who share their experience via discussion boards and during the live chat sessions. These working adults come from many industry backgrounds including healthcare, manufacturing, service and government agencies. [-]

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MA American Studies

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Kennesaw Marietta

The Master of Arts Program in American Studies consists of 36 credit hours and foreign language requirement. [+]

The Master of Arts Program in American Studies consists of 36 credit hours and foreign language requirement. Required Courses (6 credits) Course Num Course Title Credit Hours AMST 7000 American Studies Scholarship 3 AMST 7100 American Studies Methods 3 Core Curriculum (12 credits) A sequence of AMST courses selected to address the professional goals of each student, with one course from each of the four thematic and methodology-based clusters. Historical Studies Cluster – Choose One Course Num Course Title Credit Hours AMST 7200 American Social Movements 3 AMST 7210 Historical Period 3 AMST 7230 Public History and Culture 3 AMST 7240 Enterprise and Labor in American Culture 3 Place and Identity Cluster – Choose One Course Num Course Title Credit Hours AMST 7300 American Cities, Suburbs, and Countryside 3 AMST 7310 Regional Studies 3 AMST 7330 Identities and Social Groups 3 Cultural Production Cluster – Choose One Course Num Course Title Credit Hours AMST 7410 Literature and Performance in American Culture 3 AMST 7420 Popular Culture in America 3 AMST 7450 American Visual Culture 3 AMST 7460 Movements in American Culture 3 Transnational American Studies Cluster – Choose One Course Num Course Title Credit Hours AMST 7510 Passages to America 3 AMST 7520 America in Transnational Context 3 Any Approved Graduate-Level Study Abroad Program 3 Electives (9 Credits) Any additional courses from above or any approved graduate-level course offered at Kennesaw State University or within the University System of Georgia. Practicum (3 Credits) Course Num Course Title Credit Hours AMST 7700 Internship or Applied Research Projects 3 Any Approved Graduate-Level Study Abroad Program 3 Capstone Experience (6 Credits) Course Num Course Title Credit Hours AMST 7900/01 Capstone 1 – Literature Review 3 AMST 7900/02 Capstone 2 – Research 3 The language requirement may be met by a proficiency test administered by the Department of Foreign Languages, coursework through Foreign Language 2002 at the undergraduate level with a grade of C or better, graduate level coursework indicating language proficiency, or an equivalent as approved the Director of American Studies. The foreign language requirement may be met either prior to or while enrolled in the MA Program in American Studies. Transnational Concentration: The Transnational Concentration is an elective concentrative for interested students enrolled in the MA Program in American Studies. Students are not required to pursue a specialization in Transnational American Studies. This concentration consists of nine elective credit hours in courses with a transnational emphasis, an advanced foreign language requirement, and a study abroad requirement as follows: Nine Elective Credit Hours: Students shall complete their nine elective credit hours of graduate-level study in courses beyond the transnational cluster requirement. The courses that meet the transnational course objectives are: AMST 7510, AMST 7520, Graduate-Level Study Abroad Program, or courses designated as transnational in the course offerings. Courses not previously approved as transnational in content must be approved by the Program Director. Students must complete at least six of these credit hours in AMST courses. Language Requirement: Each student in the Transnational Concentration must pass a 3000-level proficiency exam administered by the Department of Foreign Languages, complete a 3000-level language course with a grade of “C” or better, or complete graduate-level coursework indicating proficiency. Native speakers of languages other than English may apply to the Program Director for a waiver of this requirement. Study Abroad Requirement: Students in the Transnational Concentration must participate in and receive a grade of “B” or better in any approved graduate-level study abroad program. All graduate-level study abroad courses offered by AMST-affiliated faculty at KSU can fulfill this requirement. Other graduate study abroad courses offered at KSU or by other institutions must be approved by the Program Director. Program Advisement Rebecca Hill - Graduate Director & Undergraduate Coordinator, American Studies Program Minimum Admission Requirements Students who do not meet the following requirements will not be considered for admission into the Graduate Program in American Studies. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university a minimum 2.75 Grade Point Average (GPA). Receipt of official GRE Scores reported electronically from ETS. There are no minimum scores required for admission into the American Studies Program. We waive the GRE requirement for applications who have earned a Master’s or PhD from an accredited institution with at least a 3.0 GPA. A writing sample that reveals that the applicant is capable of completing graduate-level courses successfully. We do not admit students with provisional standing, nor do offer students a non-degree-seeking status. Accepted students have up to one year to begin their coursework in the program. [-]

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