Master of Science in Intelligent Robotic Systems

Rapid technological advancements in leading engineering industries require knowledge in the complex field of robotics and intelligent systems. You can be a part of an innovative solution by obtaining an interdisciplinary Master’s in robotics degree. The M.S. in Intelligent Robotic Systems at Kennesaw State will help you gain the industry-leading skills and experience expected of the next generation of intelligent robotic systems engineers. 

By using a systems-focused approach, KSU’s robotics degree teaches you industry-leading topics such as control of autonomous robotic arms, simulations, the Robot Operating System (ROS), machine learning, and computer vision. With this degree, you’ll be ready to design intelligent robotic systems in top autonomous AI, biomechanical, automation, and manufacturing industries.

If you’re interested in systems and robotics jobs, the M.S. in Intelligent Robotic Systems offers the training and technologies you need to excel. 



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Program Snapshot

Format: Either online or in person

Number of Credit Hours: 30 

Entry Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer

Time to Complete: One-year Program

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall, July 1st
  • Spring, November 1st
  • Summer, April 1st
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Admissions Requirements

  • Online Graduate Application -There is a non-refundable $60 application fee.
  • Transcripts - Official transcripts from EACH College and/or University you have attended.  Must be in a sealed envelope from the institution or sent electronically from the institution directly to  

Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be admitted into the MSc degree program in Intelligent Robotic Systems:

  • An earned BSc degree from a regionally accredited college or university in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM).
  • An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or greater. If the undergraduate GPA is less than 3.0, some additional coursework may be required and the graduate program committee may need to approve the application, on individual evaluation.
  • Official GRE scores meeting the current admission profile: 150 (450 on old scale) Verbal and 148 (600 on old scale) Quantitative. Applicants with lower scores may be accepted provisionally requiring additional preparatory course work.
  • GRE Test scores may be waived if an applicant has:
    • Four or more years of relevant work experience earned after receiving their first baccalaureate degree or
    • a 3.5 undergraduate GPA or better.
  • To request GRE waiver, send a letter outlining your work experience or a current resume to the program coordinator.
  • A minimum TOEFL or IELTS score is required for international students.
  • TOEFL: Computer Based composite score > 213 and Internet Based composite score > 80
  • IELTS:  6.5 Overall
  • Holders of other than STEM degrees may, based on individual evaluation, be required to take some transition courses in order to be accepted.
  • At least two letters of recommendation (professional and academic) are required if the undergraduate GPA is less than 3.0 or the minimum GRE scores are not met.
If you are applying as an international applicant or are someone with an international education background, we invite you to review the checklist of additional items that will need to be submitted in order to complete your application file. If you have any questions on these requirements, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at
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Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • Flexibility - With both online and in-person options, this robotics degree allows you to take classes from anywhere.

  • Systems Approach - With a focus on robotic systems, we don’t require you to have previous knowledge in robotics or intelligent systems. All graduated STEM students can apply to this program.

  • Modernized Curriculum - By offering advanced coursework, you’ll be exposed to modern theories and technologies like the Robot Operating System (ROS) and Advanced Robotics Programming.

  • Diverse Experience - At KSU, you’ll collaborate with a diverse student body, giving you a real-world working experience.

  • Advanced Design Opportunities - Design intelligent robotic systems for top engineering and AI industries across the nation. You’ll learn to design innovative machines with self-autonomy.

What can you do with an Intelligent Robotic Systems degree?

In the field of engineering, the demand for robotics jobs is expected to grow by more than 13% in the next five years. Graduates of the M.S. in Intelligent Robotic Systems program will grow to meet the rising demands of robotics engineers in multiple industries, including manufacturing, automotive, and health care.

  • Algorithm Engineer
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Data Scientist
  • Hardware Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Design Engineer

Intelligent Robotic Systems Salary and Career Information

The average Robotics Engineer salary in the U.S. is $108,383. Graduates with Master’s degrees make closer to $175,000 per year. The average Robotics Engineer salary in Georgia is $91,250.

Department of Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering

Kennesaw State University
Department of Robotics and Mechatronics
840 Polytechnic Lane
Mail Drop #9073
Marietta Campus
Engineering Technology Center, Building Q
Room #Q-321
Marietta, GA 30060

Phone: 470-578-4377

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