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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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... [-]

MA Integrated Global Communication

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Kennesaw Marietta

The MA program in Integrated Global 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 MA program in Integrated Global 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 integrated global 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 Integrated Global Communication program offers students a MA 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 Arts in Integrated Global Communication No new majors are being accepted into the program at this time. All information in this catalog is for the current Master's of Arts in Information and Instructional Design majors only. Degree Requirements MAIGC 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... [-]

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MS Applied Engineering

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

The Master of Science in Applied Engineering - Electrical degree is offered to meet the needs of individuals who wish to pursue advanced studies in modern electrical, electronic or computer technologies in order to fulfill their personal or career goals. The program blends applications and theory to prepare graduates for a broad range of career opportunities. The degree is offered fully online to provide students with flexibility to manage their life, career and educational goals. [+]

The Master of Science in Applied Engineering - Electrical degree is offered to meet the needs of individuals who wish to pursue advanced studies in modern electrical, electronic or computer technologies in order to fulfill their personal or career goals. The program blends applications and theory to prepare graduates for a broad range of career opportunities. The degree is offered fully online to provide students with flexibility to manage their life, career and educational goals. Graduates of the MSAE program shall be able to: Demonstrate an ability to apply mathematics to advanced engineering related problems Design and conduct experiments as well as analyze and interpret the results Exhibit an ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems Demonstrate an ability to communicate in oral, written and multi-media formats Design experiments using sound engineering principles Recognize a need for life-long learning Demonstrate the ability to use sound engineering principles to address socioeconomic issues Students will need to complete a 30 credit hour curriculum satisfactorily. There are two options for fulfilling this requirement; a Coursework Option, and a Project Option. The course requirements for the options are outlined below. Graduate applicants shall have the following qualifications: An undergraduate degree in engineering, engineering technology, computer science, physical science, or other technically oriented major from an accredited college or university. Interested students from other disciplines may be admitted to the program, but may be required to complete additional courses. A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 (on the 4.0 scale). Applicants with a... [-]

MS Applied Exercise and Health Science

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 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. [+]

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 that 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). Learn more about the curriculum. A 36 semester-hour program with a concentration in exercise physiology or sport management. A a choice among three capstone experiences to suit student career goals. Full-Time and Part-Time enrollment options, with classes one day per week in the early evening. State-of-the-art Prillaman Hall which provides study areas, computer labs, a graduate lounge, and private group meeting areas for students. Graduate Research Assistant opportunities available. Field experience opportunities in local, national, and international exercise and sport organizations. Instruction in our state-of-the-art human performance lab. General Requirements for Admission Baccalaureate degree or equivalent in exercise science, sport management, or other relevant field from a nationally accredited institution with a major GPA of at least 3.0. Applicants from other disciplines or related fields will be considered for admission with evidence of foundational coursework related to the... [-]

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... [-]

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... [-]

MS Civil Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 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 foreign university that is comparable to an ABET accredited program. Professional accomplishments, such as PE license, completion of noteworthy projects, record of scholarly publications. Successful completion of graduate level engineering coursework from a recognized institution. Required Essential Skills (6 Hours) All MSCE students are required to take the following courses. ENGR 6002 - Research Methods CE 6003 - Probabilistic Analysis and Reliability in Civil Engineering Thesis Option Students in the thesis option are required to: - complete minimum 6 hours of thesis credit - take minimum 6 courses (18-hours) from the core electives listed below CE 6401 - Master's Thesis Non-Thesis Option Students in the Non-Thesis Option are required to take a minimum of 8 courses (24-hours) from the core electives listed below. Core Electives Students are to take a minimum of 6 courses if they in the Thesis Option. Student are to take a minimum of 8 courses if they in the Non-Thesis Option. CE 6101 - Finite Element Analysis CE 6102 - Structural Dynamics CE 6103 -... [-]

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... [-]

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 Information Systems

Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time September 2017 USA Kennesaw Marietta + 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... [-]

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... [-]

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