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Graduate Programs

The graduate program in the College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most diverse graduate program at Kent State University, offering graduate degrees in the natural sciences and mathematics, the social sciences and the humanities. Graduate degrees are offered in a wide variety of academic disciplines and interdisciplinary areas. Information regarding individual graduate programs in the College of Arts and Sciences is provided on the following pages. Persons seeking information on graduate non-degree status or graduate certificate programs should consult the Division Graduate Studies, Office of Graduate Program Services, 330-672-2661. For more information, visit the College of Arts and Sciences Web site at

Master's Programs

Master's degree programs are available in 21 disciplines and interdisciplinary areas with 46 different majors and include the degrees of Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Liberal Studies, Master of Public Administration and Master of Science:

  • Anthropology (M.A.)
  • Biological Sciences (M.A., M.S.)
  • Biomedical Sciences (M.A., M.S.)
  • Chemical Physics (M.S.)
  • Chemistry (M.A., M.S.)
  • Computer Science (M.A., M.S.)
  • Creative Wrting (M.F.A.)
  • English (M.A.)
  • Geography (M.A.)
  • Geology (M.S.)
  • History (M.A.)
  • Justice Studies (M.A.)
  • Liberal Studies (L.S.M.)
  • Mathematics (M.A., M.S.)
  • Modern and Classical Language Studies (M.A.)
  • Philosophy (M.A.)
  • Physics (M.A., M.S.)
  • Political Science (M.A.)
  • Psychology (M.A.)
  • Public Administration (M.P.A.)
  • Sociology (M.A.)

Doctor of Philosophy

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree is offered in 15 disciplines with 31 different majors:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • English
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Modern and Classical Language Studies
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology