Welcome To The New KSU

Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive university recognized for its entrepreneurial spirit, global engagement and sense of community. As Georgia’s third-largest university and one of the fifty largest public universities in the country, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including an increasing number of doctoral programs. Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, national and global level. For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country’s most dynamic cities. As Georgia’s third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing doctoral program. Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.

Two Great Institutions – One World-Class University

On January 6, 2015, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved the consolidation of Kennesaw State and Southern Polytechnic State University. This represents the USG’s fifth and largest consolidation in its continuing commitment to increase efficiencies and effectiveness to better serve students and the state. The new Kennesaw State University combines the best from two of Georgia’s most respected institutions in higher education. A comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is a destination campus offering students a broad spectrum of quality academics, a growing and vibrant campus life, award-winning dining facilities, and a wide array of athletic offerings. With nationally ranked degrees in business, engineering and first-year programs, as well as premier teaching, nursing, architecture, science and math programs, the new Kennesaw State University is poised to become Georgia's next world-class institution.

Kennesaw State University - By The Numbers

  • Total enrollment: 33,000 (based on Fall 2015)
  • Total degree programs: more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees
  • On-campus housing capacity: approximately 5,200 and eight residence halls
  • Number of alumni: more than 100,000
  • Economic impact: $1.2 billion — Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia report 2012
  • Countries represented in the student body: 130
  • Students participating in continuing education classes: 17,210
  • Athletic teams: 18 NCAA Division I, including football (Fall 2015)

Kennesaw State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor's, master's, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Kennesaw State University.

KSU Mission Statement

Kennesaw State University offers high-quality and productive undergraduate, graduate, continuing education, and co-curricular programs. These include learning opportunities in architecture, the arts, business, computing, education, engineering and engineering technology, health, and human services, honors experiences, humanities and social sciences, interdisciplinary studies, leadership development, the natural and physical sciences, study abroad, and other related disciplines. The University’s research, scholarship, creative activities, and public service initiatives expand and apply knowledge, contribute to economic development, and improve the quality of life in local communities, Georgia, the nation, and the world. The KSU community values open, honest, and thoughtful intellectual inquiry, innovative and creative problem solving, professionalism, expertise, collaboration, integrity and ethical behavior, engaged citizenship, global understanding, sustainability, mutual respect, and appreciation of human and cultural diversity. The University community strives continually to enhance student success, improve institutional quality, and respond to public demand for higher education.

KSU Vision Statement

Kennesaw State University will be a world-class comprehensive university recognized for its excellence in education, discovery, innovation, technology, and community engagement at all levels from local to global. The KSU experience will empower the members and graduates of the university community to have the vision, ability, and courage to transform the future.

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IS 8200 - Legal and Ethical Issues in Information Systems IS 8310 - Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance IS 8940 - Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Planning One elective as approved by the MSIS program director.

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The Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering offers a graduate-level Certificate in Systems Engineering. Systems Engineering blends engineering, systems thinking, and management topics. This certificate is a 12 credit hour program.

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SYE 6005 - Introduction to Systems Engineering SYE 6010 - Project Management Processes SYE 6020 - System Architecture SYE 6025 - Engineering Economic Analysis

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The Georgia WebMBA offers qualified and highly motivated professionals the opportunity to earn a Coles Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree through online education. Students experience the rigor and commitment to quality of our traditional campus programs without the constraints of a regimented classroom schedule. Implemented in 2001, the program has high retention, student satisfaction, and graduation rates.

Our students in the Georgia WebMBA have access to the same services as participants in other Coles MBA Programs, including career services, on-campus events, and networking opportunities. Upon completion of the program, WebMBA students receive the same Coles MBA degree awarded through our on-campus programs. The Coles MBA was recently ranked among the top 60 part-time programs in the United States.... [-]

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MS in Applied Engineering - Electrical

The MS in Applied Engineering degree is offered to meet the needs of individuals who wish to pursue advanced studies in modern electrical, electronic or computer engineering and technologies in order to fulfill their personal or career goals. Graduates of the Master of Science in Applied Engineering-Electrical will successfully be able to:

Demonstrate an ability to apply mathematics to advanced engineering-related problems. Design and conduct experiments as well as analyze and interpret the results. Exhibit an ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems. Demonstrate an ability to communicate in oral, written and multi-media formats. Design experiments using sound engineering principles. Recognize a need for life-long learning. Demonstrate the ability to use sound engineering principles to address socioeconomic issues. ... [-]
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MS in Civil Engineering

A graduate degree in civil engineering may help to propel your career to management-level, meet professional licensure requirements, prepare for the Professional Engineering exam and expand opportunities to teach at the college level. The Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) offers flexibility for working professionals with courses available online. Students have an opportunity to earn the advanced degree by either thesis or coursework-only options in one of three concentration areas:

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MS in Engineering Management

This degree partners between the Coles College of Business and the Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology. The Master of Science in Engineering Management is a fully online master’s program which prepares those individuals in the engineering arena to address the complex industry issues of today by combining engineering, management, and business aspects through a comprehensive and quantitative curriculum.

This 30-hour semester degree develops future industry leaders by further developing the student’s learned science skills with sound business leadership methodology.

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The Master of Science in International Policy Management

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Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

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Official transcript to be sent from each college or university attended. An official copy of scores from the “General Test” of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) if applicable, or have attained an aggregate undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or have a minimum of 4 years’ relevant work experience or have successfully completed the Fundamentals of Engineering exam. At least two (2) recommendations by former or current supervisors, professors, or professional colleagues, A 1 – 2-page Statement of Purpose describing your career and educational goals, and A current resume. International students ... [-]
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MS in Systems Engineering

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