We are KSU Online

KSU Online is a leader in offering comprehensive educational and recreational experiences to online students. Our impact can be seen in the 100+ online undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs as well as minors and certificates that hundreds of students are earning every year. KSU Online strives to provide online students with the best digital learning experiences to fit their unique needs and situations in a collaborative and innovative online educational community.

Kennesaw State University’s online programs are SACS accredited and authorized by NC-SARA to provide online programs to other states. KSU's online programs also adhere to federal accessibility guidelines. Additionally, KSU Online’s rankings make our degrees recognizable around the state and beyond. You can trust a degree from KSU Online will enhance your career opportunities. 

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KSU Online by the Numbers

Among the eight categories evaluated by US News & World Report for 2024, Kennesaw State University’s online programs were highly ranked: 


Accessibility Compliance for Online Programs

KSU Online is committed to ensuring that official Web content and other electronic information associated with University administration, services, courses, or instruction programs and activities conform to widely accepted Web accessibility standards. KSU Online's goal is to provide effortless access for students, faculty, staff, and visitors to web-based content by maintaining as a minimum standard the guidelines set forth in the University System of Georgia’s Web Accessibility Guidelines. 

To achieve this, KSU Online uses a wide array of accessibility tools and quality control measures when developing online courses. Every online course that is offered goes through several levels of quality review from both faculty and professional Instructional Designers before ever being presented to students.  Along with the expertise of KSU Online faculty, these measures ensure that our courses are of the highest quality, provide sustained interaction, and meet federal standards regarding accessibility. Refer to KSU's Institutional Policies for more information regarding compliance to ADA regulations.

For specific information regarding individual student accommodations and accessibility, please contact Student Disability Services.

State Authorization: NC-SARA Approved Online Programs

KSU has been approved to participate in State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.

Kennesaw State University offers fully online degree programs, certificate programs, hybrid online programs, and a large selection of courses in online and mixed-model versions. Designed and taught by online certified faculty, KSU Online offers high quality degree options with distance learning convenience and flexibility. 

In compliance with State Authorization for the delivery of distance education, online degree and certificate programs may not be available in all states. Certain programs may require practicums, guided experiential learning, proctored examinations, internships, or student teaching which trigger State Authorization.

KSU has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. Institutions (listed below) that are members of SARA are authorized to provide online education to students from all SARA member states.

    • Alabama
    • Alaska
    • Arizona
    • Arkansas
    • Colorado
    • Connecticut
    • Delaware
    • District of Columbia
    • Florida
    • Georgia
    • Hawaii
    • Idaho
    • Illinois
    • Indiana
    • Iowa
    • Kansas
    • Kentucky
    • Louisiana
    • Maine
    • Massachusetts
    • Michigan
    • Minnesota
    • Mississippi
    • Missouri
    • Montana
    • Nebraska
    • Nevada
    • New Hampshire
    • New Jersey
    • New Mexico
    • New York
    • North Carolina
    • North Dakota
    • Ohio
    • Oklahoma
    • Oregon
    • Pennsylvania
    • Rhode Island
    • South Carolina
    • South Dakota
    • Tennessee
    • Texas
    • Utah
    • Vermont
    • Virginia
    • Washington
    • West Virginia
    • Wisconsin
    • Wyoming

    For more information about the SARA initiative and the progress of state and institutional membership, please visit the NC-SARA Institution Directory.

    CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS: California is NOT an NC-SARA member; however, public institutions do not need to seek approval to operate in California. Therefore, Kennesaw State University does accept admission applications from online learners for distance programs from California residents. We look forward to speaking with you about our online programs and educational opportunities.

    California has recently established a new process to manage complaints for out-of-state institutions serving online students in the state. The student complaint process is published by the California Department of Consumer Affairs.




Professional Licensure

Kennesaw State University’s programs leading to professional licensure may not meet the educational requirements for licensure of certification in states outside of Georgia. Please contact your specific program for information. 


Kennesaw State University provides various programs that lead to professional licensure in Georgia and is dedicated to delivering precise information to assist students in their career planning. Different states have unique requirements for professional licensure and the process of obtaining it. In some states, graduating from an accredited or approved program is necessary, while others may mandate additional coursework, fieldwork, or training, and/or passing a state licensing exam. 

  • Kennesaw State University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA), allowing us to offer distance learning programs (including online courses and supervised field experiences) to residents outside of Georgia. However, NC-SARA membership does not provide reciprocity or exempt students from meeting the professional licensing requirements of other states. Consequently, Georgia's licensing requirements may not be sufficient for obtaining a license in other states. 

    Kennesaw State University strives to keep information about educational requirements for licensure in Georgia up to date. However, licensure regulations frequently change, and state licensure boards may require applicants to pass professional exams, complete background checks, accumulate professional experience, or take jurisprudence exams, etc. These requirements may not be addressed by the student's educational program. 

    The following information is provided for current and prospective students interested in or enrolled in programs that may lead to professional licensure. It is important to note that each U.S. state and territory has its own licensing and certification requirements for professional fields. The University is working to verify whether its programs meet the educational requirements for licensure outside Georgia. Additional information will be provided herein as it becomes available. 

  • According to 34 CFR 668.43(c)(3)(ii), institutions must provide the Department of Education with the determined location of a student upon request. To comply with this, institutions need to have policies or procedures in place to consistently identify the student's residential location. This determination must be made both when the student enrolls and when the institution receives information from the student indicating a change in location. 

    Kennesaw State University will use the student's permanent address for notification purposes. 

    Prospective students residing or working outside the United States should verify with the relevant certifying agency whether completing a degree program at Kennesaw State University will fulfill the credentialing requirements of the country where they plan to seek employment. Additionally, students should ensure that their immigration status will remain valid during any professional experiences or periods spent preparing for licensure exams, especially if they are not enrolled at Kennesaw State University during those times.

    Relocating to another state while enrolled in a program, even if you intend to continue online, may affect licensure requirements. Before you move, please contact your program coordinator or college-level designee to discuss authorization and licensure eligibility requirements for the new state of residence.  

  • Before enrolling in any program aimed at meeting the educational requirements for practicing a specific occupation in a state other than Georgia, students should consult with their program coordinator or college-level designee to ensure the program meets the requirements of the state where they plan to practice. Many licensure boards have additional requirements beyond successful degree completion. State laws, regulations, and policies can change at any time, potentially affecting the program's ability to fulfill licensure requirements. It is the student's responsibility to check with the licensing board(s) in their state of residence or the state where they intend to obtain a license for the latest information and requirements. Kennesaw State University will not be held liable if a student is unable to obtain licensure or certification in any jurisdiction or secure a practicum/internship location. 
  • To receive contact information for your program’s designee, email KSUadmit@kennesaw.edu for undergraduate programs and KSUgrad@kennesaw.edu for graduate programs. If you are an international student with additional questions, please email the Office of Institutional Effectiveness at oli@kennesaw.edu.   

    Visit NC-SARA’s Professional Licensure Resource page for a list of licensing agencies aligned with the major licensure fields for participating institutions: Counseling, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, and Teacher Education.