If your application to Kent State University was made less than one year prior, you may reuse materials from that application for your application to the IAKM program. Materials that can reused include letters of reference (with permission from your references), transcripts, and resume. The program still requires a separate statement of purpose. Please see the application page to see the full list of application requirements.
NOTE: to use previous letters of reference, you must obtain the author’s approval. All approvals should be e-mailed to the IAKM program at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The GRE is no longer a requirement for admission to the IAKM program.
Please see our application page for a detailed list of admission requirements.
It is suggested that you send your applications in by the following dates to ensure eligibility to register for your desired semester:Fall: June 15
Spring: November 15
Summer: April 1
If you have missed a deadline and would still like to take classes, please contact Janna Korzenko, 330-672-5841 or email@example.com.
For all course transfers, the coursework must meet all of the following criteria:
1. Course content must be related to the Master of Science degree program you are seeking as determined during the transfer request process;
2. The course cannot be more than 6 years old by the time the student graduates with the Master of Science;
3. The course cannot have been used as credit towards an earned Master’s degree;
4. And the student must have earned a “B” (3.0) or better in the coursework.
All transfers are reviewed by the concentration coordinator and approved by the School Director. All total transfers (between completed degrees, non-degree coursework and such) are limited to 12 credit hours.
The International Admissions page provides answers to common questions international students have about applying and attending school at Kent State University. Topics covered on this page include financial aid and tuition costs, housing, transfer credit, immunizations and health care coverage, application materials, contacting other international students and traveling to Kent State University.
If you are transferring from another program at Kent State University, any course listed as a part of the IAKM curriculum will count toward the IAKM degree. To count courses you have already taken that are not listed as part of the IAKM curriculum, you must submit an Alternate Course Request Form.
If you are transferring from another university you can transfer up to 12 credit hours from that university into the IAKM program. To determine whether they will be accepted as part of the IAKM curriculum, you must submit the Transfer of Credit Request Form.
If you took courses as a Non-Degree Student or Guest Student, you are limited to transferring up to 6 credit hours into the IAKM program. You will not be required to submit a form unless you are requesting permission for courses that are not included on the HI Master of Science Advising Sheet, KM Master of Science Advising Sheet or UXD Master of Science Advising Sheet.
Transfer courses are not accepted into certificate programs.
Course credits that have been used towards another earned degree program cannot be transferred into the Master of Science program.
Once your application is complete, you should hear an admissions decision within approximately three to four weeks. If you want to know what the status is on your application at any time, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The health informatics and user experience design programs are 36 credit hours and are designed to be completed in 21-24 months by taking two courses per semester. The knowledge management program is 42 credit hours. Full-time graduate students (at least 8 credit hours a semester) can finish in two to three years. Part-time graduate students, taking one course a semester (including some summers) can finish in five to six years. University policy allows only six calendar years to complete a Master’s program. However, students can receive extensions through the IAKM Office. The extension requires the School Director’s and Dean’s approval.
International Student & Scholar Services This page deals with what prospective international students should know when applying to Kent State University . Information on admissions, academic programs, financial aid, housing, health insurance, University Health Services, required immunizations and medical history, immigration terminology, what to do after admission and arrival and orientation for new students can be found on this page.
International Graduate Students On this page, prospective students can learn more about graduate level programs and divisions, as well as research the application process and graduate assistantships.
**Please keep in mind: For international students, the general rule of thumb is to apply six months prior to the semester in which you hope to begin. This allows for time to process visas and other paperwork necessary to enter the United States for study.
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