Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw State University Admissions and School Information

Kennesaw State University is northwest Georgia's public university, offering 70 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs to over 22,000 students. It is particularly well-known for nursing and education, but also offers degrees and certificates in the arts, business, computer information systems, conflict management, health sciences, the humanities, natural and social sciences, professional writing and public administration.

Kennesaw State University General Information

U.S. News and World Report ranks KSU #8 among 'Up-and-Coming Master's Universities in the South,' and calls the school's first-year experience an 'Academic Program to Look Out For.' In fact, Kennesaw State was one of 12 colleges to be founding members of the 'Foundations of Excellence in the First Year of College' project, assessing various first-year programs and teaching other colleges about their findings.

Students with strong achievement in high school may receive Georgia's HOPE scholarships that cover tuition, approved mandatory fees and an allowance for books. GED holders may apply for a one-time $500 merit award. Potential teachers, especially in subjects that are critically needed, have additional HOPE and PROMISE scholarships available from the state of Georgia.

Kennesaw State University Admissions Process

Potential undergraduates start at the Department of Admissions. Required paperwork includes the application for admission, fee, official high school transcript, official college transcripts if the student has previously attended college and the official SAT/ACT score report. KSU has a 'freshman admission predictor' on its website to unofficially predict whether the student will get admitted.

Graduate students begin the application process at the Graduate School. Each degree program has its own list of requirements. The application form, fee, and transcripts from all previous colleges are common to all. Most require GRE scores, but business calls for the GMAT and education accepts the MAT. Licenses and resumes are required to apply for some degree programs.

Kennesaw State University Schools and Colleges

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

The largest college at the University, this College includes nine departments and offers 29 undergraduate, graduate and graduate certificate programs. Languages and communication, cultural and regional studies, history and philosophy, political science, sociology and psychology are among the areas studied here.

College of Science and Mathematics

This school's four departments offer degree programs in math, statistics, computers and information systems, biology, physics and chemistry. The National Science Foundation has granted them money for 160 scholarships of up to $3000 for students in one of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

College of the Arts

With three art galleries, a 320-seat theater, new black-box theater and 600-seat performance hall, plus diverse studios and rehearsal rooms, KSU offers many opportunities for fine arts students. Majors include music and art education, theater, dance, visual arts and music.

Bagwell College of Education

This is the home of the Professional Teacher Education Unit, which coordinates teacher training across 12 departments in five KSU colleges. The school offers bachelor's, master's, doctoral and educational specialist degree programs.

Coles College of Business

In 2009, CEO Magazine ranked Coles' MBA program at #7 among U.S. business schools. Bachelor and Doctor of Business Administration degrees are also available, as is a Master of Accounting degree program.

WellStar College of Health and Human Services

Look for exercise and health science, physical education, social work, human services and nursing degree programs here. The school also offers the American Humanics Certificate in Nonprofit Management for those moving into leadership of youth and human services agencies.

Graduate College

The Leadership and Ethics graduate certificate program and the interdisciplinary Master of Public Administration/Master of Business Administration 3-year dual degree program are housed in this College. This is also where admission for graduate students is handled.

University College (first-year program, college exploration, student support)

This school manages college exploration for potential applicants, student support services and the First Year Experience. Undergraduates may choose to design their own major in consultation with advisors in University College.

Contact Information

  • Address: 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw GA 30144
  • Phone: (770) 423-6300 (undergraduate) or (770) 420-4377 (graduate)