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Graduate admissions at Kent State University are handled through the Division of Graduate Studies. For information about admissions requirements and procedures specific to the following programs, please follow the appropriate link below.

Contact the School of Library and Information Science at with any questions about your application.


Courses in the M.L.I.S. program may be offered as online and on-campus (in Kent or Columbus) classes, on-campus only, online only, or in a blended method of delivery. A significant number of courses are offered only online.

All courses in the Health Informatics, Knowledge Management and User Experience Design concentrations are offered online only.

The Ph.D. can be completed only by taking courses on the Kent Campus, although some classes are offered online.

The Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Library and Information Science is designed for professionals who hold a master's degree in library and information science and are interested in expanding their skills in select areas. All courses are online.

Courses leading to the Certificate in Health Informatics and the Certificate in Knowledge Management are conveniently offered online.

Taking individual courses or workshops allows professionals in the information industry to hone their skills in particular areas.

This program, which prepares graduates to work in school libraries only, incorporates courses from Library and Information Science and Instructional Technology.