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About our resources

Kent State University is dedicated to providing prospective and current graduate students with educational resources to help navigate graduate school. Whether you’re fresh out of undergrad, looking to change career fields or a parent wanting to further his or her education, we can help. These resources provide easy to digest content on a wide variety of topics including why you should apply to graduate school, specific program/discipline information and guides for particular groups of applicants, such as career changers and parents.

Explore all of our digital resources below!


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Crafting a Remarkable Graduate School Application

Applying to graduate school can seem challenging — but it doesn’t have to be a difficult or confusing process. At Kent State University, we want to help you navigate the graduate school admissions process as simply and as efficiently as possible. We encourage you to use this resource to craft a remarkable grad school application.


Why You Should Choose Graduate School at Kent State

You need to know how to choose the right graduate school — and we're here to help you. We’re all facing a “new normal” — and as cliché as that may sound, this much remains true: the workforce is more competitive than ever. Amidst today's uncertain social and professional landscape, learn how you can differentiate yourself from other job seekers.

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Graduate Programs in Engineering

Kent State University’s College of Aeronautics and Engineering (CAE) strives to be a global leader embracing a unique synergy of aeronautics, engineering and technologies that inspires our diverse talent to innovate, impact and improve life — making the universe more accessible and the opportunities for our students immeasurable. 


KSU's Graduate Programs

An increasing number of students are returning to school for their graduate degree, either to advance their current career or transition to a new field. This guide provides all of the graduate programs offered at KSU and describes several of the fast-growing degrees available in each college.


Choosing a Graduate Degree in Education

Understand the benefits of pursuing a graduate degree in education and outline the requirements needed to teach or work as an educational professional. This resource also walks prospective students through the process of deciding to pursue a graduate degree in education and highlights the career opportunities available to those who obtain a graduate degree in this field.

Admissions-Guide-eBook-CoverDecision and Admissions Guide

Choosing to earn a graduate degree is a big decision — obviously one you are carefully researching and considering. With an overabundance of information out there, navigating this decision can be overwhelming. Enough with the searching and sifting. To streamline the process, we’ve developed a comprehensive guide that offers everything you’ll need to decide on and apply to grad school, all in one place.

career-guideCareer Changer's Guide

Earning a graduate degree will put you in a position to make the career change you’ve been hoping for. Learn why going back to school could be a smart move for you with our interactive guide. We’ll debunk common myths, explore top grad programs and explain key stages of the application process.

Everything-Mom-Needs-to-Know-About-Going-to-Grad-School-CoverMom's Guide to Grad School

For mothers (or any parent) who is considering graduate school, the thought of adding an advanced degree to your already full schedule can seem impossible — but we assure you, you can do it! We’re offering tips and guidance, along with personal stories from moms who have made their dream a reality. Download our guide and discover the resources you need to take that next step.

Guide to KSU’s MBA and Business Analytics Programs

A graduate degree in business has been proven, time and again, to offer recipients a significant professional ROI. To accommodate working professionals, KSU offers two online graduate business degrees —  an MBA and a Master of Science in Business Analytics. Understand the core features and competencies of each program and find answers to FAQs in our guide.

Guide to 3 KSU MEd Degrees

Learn more about the three M.Ed. programs that KSU has to offer and their differences: the M.Ed. in curriculum instruction, the M.Ed. in early childhood education and the M.Ed. in special education. Explore the program outcomes and concentrations for each degree and learn how to apply to KSU today!

Translation-eBook-CoverThe Grad Guide to Translation

Translation is one of the country’s fastest-growing industries and KSU offers a graduate degree that ranks in the top 10 nationally. Understand the exciting job outlook for this profession and learn how KSU’s competitive program will prepare you to begin a career in this field when you download our guide.

Sports-ebook-CoverThe Grad Guide to Sports Management and Exercise Physiology

To help you accomplish your dream of working as a professional in the sports industry, KSU offers graduate degrees in both sports and recreation management and exercise physiology. Learn more about these fields, explore the value of an advanced degree and discover career opportunities in KSU’s comprehensive guide.

Innovatice-Design-CoverCareer Guide for Innovative Designers

Innovative design is all around us — providing opportunities to interact with our surroundings in creative and inspirational ways. KSU offers several advanced degrees in innovative design fields including architecture, landscape architecture, urban and healthcare design. Explore these disciplines and learn what careers are available to you today!

UX-Design-CoverCareer Guide for UX Designers

An advanced degree in user experience (UX) design prepares graduates for rewarding careers in a cutting-edge field. Learn more about this discipline and explore the career outlook for those who earn their master’s in UX design.

Explore our webinars


Crafting a Remarkable Grad School Application

Listen to our 30-minute webinar at your convenience as we empower you – the busy yet driven applicant.


The In-State Tuition Offer at Kent State: Keeping Top Talent in Ohio

Kent State University is now offering in-state tuition to anyone that has earned a bachelor’s degree from an Ohio institution. Listen to this 10-minute webinar to learn more about Kent State’s in-state tuition offer.


Maximizing LinkedIn in your Career and Job Search

Worried about creating and managing another social media presence? Unsure of how to use LinkedIn to expand your network? Watch this webinar and discover how to get the most out of your LinkedIn account.

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