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Online Degree and Certificate Programs may not be available in all states. If you are an out-of-state student, please visit www.kennesaw.edu/stateauthorization to confirm that the program is available in your state.
A complete description of Kennesaw State's Academic Degree Programs and University-wide Degree Requirements can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog and Graduate Catalog.
    • Georgia WebMBA

      Coles College of Business

      The Georgia WebMBA offers qualified and highly motivated professionals the opportunity to earn a Coles Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree through online education.  Students experience the rigor and commitment to quality of our campus programs without the constraints of a regimented classroom schedule. 

    • Master of Science in Engineering Management

      Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology with Coles College of Business

      The degree is a partnership between the Coles College of Business and the Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology. The Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM) prepares those individuals in the engineering arena to address the complex industry issues of today through a comprehensive and quantitative curriculum.

    • Master of Science in Information Systems

      Coles College of Business

      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.

    • Master of Science in Information Technology

      College of Computing & Software Engineering

      The Master of Science in Information Technology program includes a variety of elective courses and allows students to design a custom program with focus in several areas of IT.

    • Master of Science in Software Engineering

      College of Computing & Software Engineering

      The Master of Science in Software Engineering degree 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.

  • Please note:  KSU Online does not currently offer programs in education that result in initial teaching certification. Those programs are only offered on campus. All the graduate programs listed below require a clear, renewable teaching certificate for admission.

      • Master of Education in Early Childhood Education

        Bagwell College of Education

        The Master of Education in Early Childhood Education candidates will learn how to become the accomplished classroom instructional leader that possesses the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to facilitate and enhance student achievement in their classrooms.

      • Master of Education in Educational Leadership

        Bagwell College of Education

        The Master of Education in Educational Leadership prepares dynamic, high-performing leaders for our diverse, technologically complex society who have the knowledge and skills to create learning environments that support teacher success in bringing students from diverse groups to high levels of learning.    

      • Master of Education in Instructional Technology

        Bagwell College of Education

        The Master Degree in Instructional Technology prepares candidates to serve as technology facilitators in P-12 schools and to effectively utilize technology to support P-12 student learning.

      • Master of Education in Middle Grades Education

        Bagwell College of Education

        The Master of Education in Middle Grades Education prepares middle grades teachers to be expert teacher-leaders.

      • Master of Education in Secondary Education

        Bagwell College of Education

        The Master of Education in Secondary Education prepares secondary teachers to be expert teacher-leaders.

      • Master of Education in Special Education - General Curriculum

        Bagwell College of Education

        The Master of Education in Special Education – General Curriculum prepares practicing educator to be teacher-leaders in Special Education – Individualized General Curriculum.

      • Master of Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

        Bagwell College of Education

        The Master of Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) prepares practicing educators to be teacher-leaders in TESOL.

      • Master of Education in Teacher Leadership

        Bagwell College of Education

        The Master in Education in Teacher Leadership is a professional degree program for currently practicing educators.  The degree is truly a “best of Bagwell College” experience, with courses taught be professors across all five academic departments.

      • Specialist of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

        Bagwell College of Education

        The Specialist of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program is designed for experienced educators who hold a T-5 certificate (or comparable out-of-state) or higher.

      • Specialist of Education in Instructional Technology - Advanced Track

        Bagwell College of Education

        The Specialist of Education in Instructional Technology is fully online and designed for educators who currently hold or aspire to hold a technology leadership position at the school, district, or state level.  The Ed.S. is intended to deepen and broaden the educational technology leadership knowledge and skills of candidates.  The program is based on the ISTE Standards for Technology Directors and the CoSN Framework of Essential Skills for K-12 CTOs.

      • Specialist of Education in Instructional Technology - Certification Track

        Bagwell College of Education

        The Specialist of Education leads to S-6 certification (service field) in Instructional Technology and will also increase your T-5 certification to a T-6.  The certification track in Instructional Technology prepares you to effectively integrate technology into your own teaching practice.

      • Specialist of Education in Teacher Leadership

        Bagwell College of Education

        The purpose of the Specialist of Education in Teacher Leadership is to prepare classroom teachers to develop as leaders in their schools and school systems resulting in a Service (S) certificate in Teacher Leadership.

      • Doctor of Education in Instructional Technology

        Bagwell College of Education

        The Doctor of Education in Instructional Technology is designed for educators who currently hold or aspire to hold a technology leadership position at the school, district, or state level.  The Ed.D. is intended to deepen and broaden the educational technology leadership knowledge and skills of candidates.  The program is based on the ISTE Standards for Technology Directors and the CoSN Framework of Essential Skills for K-12 CTOs.

      • Doctor of Education in Teacher Leadership

        Bagwell College of Education

        The Doctor of Education in Teacher Leadership prepares candidates for a variety of career choices.  The Ed.D. provides degree candidates with nine credit hours of pure leadership coursework.

    • Master of Science in Applied Engineering - Electrical

      Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology

      The scope of electrical engineering and related technology has become very broad as the knowledge base and applications associated with this discipline continue to expand at an accelerating pace. This Master of Science degree is offered to meet the needs of individuals who wish to pursue advanced studies in modern electrical, electronic or computer engineering and technologies in order to fulfill their personal or career goals.

    • Master of Science in Civil Engineering

      Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology

      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.

    • Master of Science in Engineering Management

      Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology with Coles College of Business

      The degree is a partnership between the Coles College of Business and the Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology. The Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM) prepares those individuals in the engineering arena to address the complex industry issues of today through a comprehensive and quantitative curriculum.

    • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

      Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering & Engineering Technology

      The fully online MS in Mechanical Engineering degree is designed to meet the needs of working professionals seeking to purse advanced studies in mechanical engineering in order to benefit their career or meet increasing professional licensure requirements.

    • Master of Science in Quality Assurance

      Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering & Engineering Technology

      The Master of Science in Quality Assurance (MSQA) was the first totally online program in the University System of Georgia, introduced in 1997.  The program focuses on quality topics in depth, stressing theory and the assumptions behind techniques.

    • Master of Science in Systems Engineering

      Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering & Engineering Technology

      The Master of Science in Systems Engineering is a multidisciplinary program that blends engineering, systems thinking, and management topics.

    • Master of Science in First-Year Studies

      University College

      The Master of Science in First-Year Studies 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.

    • Master of Science In Nursing

      WellStar College of Health & Human Services

      The Master of Science in Nursing program is grounded in practice and guided by healthcare theory and research.  Graduates will be prepared to apply for specific certification offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

    • Master of Science in International Policy Management

      College of Humanities & Social Sciences

      The Master of Science in International Policy Management prepares leaders 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.

    • Certificate in Applied Statistics Using SAS

      College of Science & Mathematics

      The Online Certificate in Applied Statistics is one of the only online certificates available which incorporates BASE SAS programming in every class.  This online program is an integrated extension of the highly respected traditional curriculum in Applied Statistics at KSU.

    • Certificate in Applied Statistics Using R

      College of Science & Mathematics

      The Online Certificate in Applied Statistics using R has been developed for working professionals who have a need for additional training in Statistics. 

    • Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder

      Bagwell College of Education

      The Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder will prepare teachers to meet the needs of students with autism.

    • Certificate in Computer Science Foundations

      College of Computing and Software Engineering

      The Graduate Certificate in CS Foundations develops a breadth of knowledge across the computer science discipline, necessary to sustain graduate study in computer science. The MS CS Admissions Committee may optionally conditionally admit applicants lacking foundational knowledge in computer science, with the requirement to complete this certificate program.

    • Certificate in Curriculum & Instruction

      Bagwell College of Education

      The online Curriculum & Instruction Certification Only Program is offered by the Bagwell College of Education and the Professional Teacher Education Unit.

    • Certificate in Data Management and Analytics

      College of Computing & Software Engineering

      The Graduate Certificate in Data Management and Analytics Program is designed for IT professionals who have a bachelor’s degree in computing field to advance their knowledge in the field of Data Management and Analytics.

    • Certificate in Digital & Social Media

      College of Humanities & Social Sciences

      Media professional and public relations practitioners who are new to the market or looking for career advancement need to be fluent in platforms and applications.

    • Certificate in Health Information Technology

      College of Computing & Software Engineering

      The Health Information Technology (HIT) certificate program prepares students to advance their HIT knowledge and join the skilled workforce in HIT and Electronic Health Record (EHR) development and management.

    • Certificate in Information Security

      College of Computing & Software Engineering

      The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Security program is designed for IT professional who have a Bachelor’s degree or have taken the Information Technology Foundations Graduate Certificate to advance their knowledge in the field of information security.

    • Certificate in Information Security & Assurance

      Coles College of Business

      The Certificate in Information Security and Assurance (ISA) program emphasizes the skills and knowledge necessary to protect and inspect systems, and to detect and react to threats to the security of information in those systems.

    • Certificate in Information Technology Foundations

      College of Computing & Software Engineering

      Aimed at individuals who hold an accredited Bachelor’s degree in an area unrelated to computing but who would like to transition into a Master of Science in Information technology, or obtain an entry-level position in the industry.

    • Certificate in Leadership & Ethics

      Siegel Institute for Leadership

      The Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Ethics offers a unique opportunity for graduate students to explore the interface and interdependence of leadership and ethics.

    • Certificate in Online Teaching

      Bagwell College of Education

      The Department of Instructional Technology is offering an Online Teaching Certificate program that will prepare candidates with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to become effective online teachers.

    • Certificate in Quality Assurance

      Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering & Engineering Technology

      Coursework completed in the certificate program will be credited to the student’s official transcript as regular academic coursework counting for graduate credit.

    • Certificate in Software Engineering

      College of Computing & Software Engineering

      The Graduate Certificate in SWE assumes that students have a significant background in computing and both deepens and broadens their knowledge of computing.

    • Certificate in Software Engineering Foundations

      College of Computing & Software Engineering

      Prepares students with undergraduate degrees in non-computing areas to transition into the field of software engineering.  The certificate consists of five courses. 

    • Certificate in Special Education

      Bagwell College of Education

      The Graduate Certificate in Special Education is a 9-hour graduate study program designed to provide foundational knowledge and skills in meeting the needs of students with disabilities.

    • Certificate in Special Education - General Curriculum

      Bagwell College of Education

      The program uses a cross-categorical model which reflects the needs of teachers serving diverse learning needs in P-12 educational settings.

    • Certificate in Systems Engineering

      Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology

      The program incorporates courses from out Master of Science in Systems Engineering curriculum, such as the fundamentals of systems engineering, project management, systems analysis and design; and systems architecture.

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    • English to Speakers of Other Languages Endorsement

      Bagwell College of Education

      English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) will prepare candidates to demonstrate the skills and knowledge to create environments and learning experiences that engage students in active learning and authentic achievement.

    • Educational Leadership Preservice

      Bagwell College of Education

      The Leadership preservice is a six credit hour program that the state of Georgia requires educators, who do not have a graduate degree in educational leadership, to complete before they can enter a performance-based educational specialist program or certification only program.

    • Gifted In-Field Endorsement

      Bagwell College of Education

      The Gifted In-Field Endorsement in Georgia enables educators to provide direct instruction only in the grade levels and fields of their base certificates.

    • Online Teaching Endorsement

      Bagwell College of Education

      The Department of Instructional Technology in the Bagwell College of Education is offering an Online Teaching Endorsement program to prepare candidates with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to become effective online teachers.

    • Reading Endorsement

      Bagwell College of Education

      Successful completion of the following three courses certifies teachers in reading at the grade-level(s) of their current teaching certificates.

    • Teacher Leader Endorsement

      Bagwell College of Education

      The Teacher Leader Endorsement program is supported by the literature on the distributed leadership concept that calls for the collaboration of teacher leaders and school administrators to improve their schools and student learning at the P-12 level.

 

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