The Graduate College


Transform. Elevate. Lead.

Growing Rapidly

Located just 20 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta, Kennesaw State University is home to some of the nation's fastest-growing professional graduate programs and a growing center for cutting-edge academic research.

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Recognized Nationally

Kennesaw State has grown into a university with a nationally-recognized reputation as one of the best learning-centered, comprehensive schools in the country.


Up and Coming University in the South
US News and World Report (2008)


Coles College of Business
MBA Ranking in the South
Business Week (2011)


Third largest institution in the University System of Georgia

Our innovative programs and dedicated faculty make Kennesaw State University your best choice for graduate education.

Why Kennesaw?

Focused on Your Future

Charles Amlaner, Jr. - Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate College Charles Amlaner, Jr.
Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate College

Your future at Kennesaw is exceedingly bright. The university is focused on continual improvements to the caliber of our programs and engagement with the community at-large. A steadfast commitment to the constant development of infrastructure, technology, and research facilities makes Kennesaw State University the leader in graduate education in Georgia.

Ambitious students like you are prospering in our supportive academic and research environments and are becoming engaged citizens and visionary leaders in their professional fields.

Visit us!

We want you to be a part of the growing graduate academic community at Kennesaw State University.

I invite you to visit campus and experience the excitement of Kennesaw for yourself.

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Dedicated to Excellence

Academic Lecture Our faculty is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, mentoring, and scholarship.

We offer over 20 graduate degree programs which include innovative doctoral degrees in nursing, business administration, and education.

Committed to Student Success

With highly-qualified faculty who are accessible and committed to student success, your experience at Kennesaw State University will be academically productive and personally rewarding.


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Creating New Knowledge

The creation of new knowledge through research is an important part of graduate programs at Kennesaw State University.

Opportunities abound to find practical applications of research to improve teaching and learning, enhance community and economic development, or solve interdisciplinary environmental, governmental, business or health problems. Our students are also making creative contributions in the arts and humanities and publishing academic papers and articles.

News & Events

Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT™)

Graduate Students will compete in our inaugural 3MT™ Competition on Monday, April 27, 2015 in CC 2016. For more information click here.