We offer graduate degrees in multiple fields that are flexible, affordable, and accredited graduate programs. 

Before you begin the application process, please be aware of the following:

  1. There is a $60 non-refundable application processing fee*.

  2. New applicants will be asked to create a login for the application portal. This login will also be used to upload documents, check the receipt of supplemental materials and check the status of your application.

  3. The online application should be used:

    1. For those seeking admission to The Graduate College for the first time.

    2. For previous or current KSU graduate students who are pursuing a different program or degree level (e.g., Certificate, Masters, Specialist, or Doctorate).

NOTE: For those who have been previously enrolled as a KSU Graduate student and wish to continue in the same program**, but have NOT taken classes in the last 3 semesters (your status is inactive), please complete the Readmission Form


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Graduate College Admission Requirements:

Domestic Applicants:

Graduates holding a baccalaureate degree from colleges or universities accredited in a manner accepted by Kennesaw State University may apply for admission to The Graduate College. Applicants must submit the credentials deemed necessary by the chosen degree program. Applicants are accepted to a specific graduate program and must reapply in order to change programs.

  • Completed online Graduate Application
  • $60 non-refundable application processing fee*
  • Official transcripts from each college or university attended. 
  • Bachelor's degree from a Regionally Accredited college or university.
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA from degree-granting institution.
  • Additional requirements by program


International Applicants:

A student should apply as an International Applicant if they are:

  • Not a U.S. Citizen.
  • Currently in the U.S. on an F-1 (student) visa.
  • Currently living outside the U.S., and will require an F-1 visa to study in the United States.
  • Currently in the U.S. on any other class of visa.
  • In the process of applying for Permanent Residency status but have not yet received the Permanent Residency card.

In addition to meeting specific requirements for each degree program, international students must meet the following additional requirements:

  1. Completed online Graduate Application
  2. $60 non-refundable application processing fee*
  3. U.S. Baccalaureate degree equivalent required. Official transcripts from each college or university attended. If the institution is outside of the U.S., an international credential evaluation is required. Applicants must not send international transcripts directly to KSU.
  4. Minimum 2.75 GPA (on a 4-point scale) from degree-granting institution.
  5. Test of English Proficiency.
    • Applicants from the following countries are exempt from the English Language Proficiency requirement: Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Ghana, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Liberia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tobago, Trinidad, United Kingdom, United States or Zimbabwe.
    • Applicants who have graduated from a college or university in the United States accredited in a manner accepted by Kennesaw State University are exempt from the English Language Proficiency requirement.
    • Applicants not exempt by A or B above can take either of the following tests:

6. Additional requirements by program 


Additional Documentation for International Applicants:
International applicants who are requesting an I-20 for an F-1 visa must submit all of the following to the International Student and Scholar Services Office in order to enroll at Kennesaw State University:

  • an affidavit of support from the sponsor
  • a certified financial statement from the sponsor’s bank showing that funds are available for one year of study
  • a valid passport

International Student and Scholar Services Office: https://www.kennesaw.edu/global-education/international-student-scholar-services/contact-us.php


*Application fee may vary by program
**For doctoral programs, please complete a new application

Request to Update Application Term

If you were accepted as a Graduate student but did not enroll and would like to be considered for a future semester or you have submitted a Graduate application but need to change your application term, please complete the Update Form. Your request will be reviewed by the Program Coordinator and the Office of Graduate Admissions.

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