Frequently Asked Questions

Future Students

  • Absolutely! Check out the success stories of our graduates. Around 40% of the students in our program are career-changing students. Two key success factors: 1) study hard and build a strong knowledge base through the program. 2). take advantage of the internship or capstone project opportunities and gain real-world IT experience.
  • Yes, the foundation certificate is designed to prepare students for the MSIT program. Alternatively, you can also directly apply for the MSIT program. If you meet the admission standard, you will be conditionally accepted. The condition is that you need to complete the foundation certificate first. You will be automatically moved to the MSIT program once you complete the foundation certificate.
  • All of our programs can be completed entirely online, entirely on campus, or a mix of both. You can choose the course delivery methods that fit your schedule the most. Moreover, both online and on-campus classes are taught by the same expert faculty.
  • Yes, we issue F-1 visa for international students who are accepted to the MSIT program and the graduate certificate in IT foundation. 
  • Official evaluation of all foreign transcripts is required. Transcripts must be evaluated by one of the following agencies. Evaluations must include course-by-course and a calculation of your GPA. The evaluation must come to us in a sealed envelope or electronically directly from the agency.

    Evaluation Service, Inc.
    Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
    World Education Services (WES)
    SpanTran: The Evaluation Company, KSU Link for Request

    We recommend SpanTran as they are about half the cost of WES and have a 10 day turnaround time.  They can pay for a 5 day turnaround time as well.  WES usually takes 3 – 5 weeks unless they pay even more for a fast turnaround time.

    The agency can send evaluation eletronically or by mail. 

    Electronic copy should be sent to ksugrad@kennesaw.edu.

    Hard copy can be mailed to: Kennesaw State University Office of Graduate Admissions, 

    3391 Town Point Drive, MD 9109, Kennesaw, GA 30144

    If you are applying in your last semester of your undergraduate study, the applicant order an evaluation now and then again after they graduate to ensure that the graduate college can process their applications.  The applicants can and try to order a rush evaluation, however if it gets held up for any reason, the we will not be able to make a decision on their application.  If we receive one now, you can review and make a decision.  We can place a hold on the account blocking registration until the final one is here but at least they will have their decision.

  • Yes, there are many graduate research assistant (GRA) positions which come with tuition waiver and stipend.
  • Use the link below to take a survey and system will tell you whether you qualify for in-state tuition or not.

    https://registrar.kennesaw.edu/tuition-classification/georgia-residency.php

  • Under certain circumstances, international applicants to the Graduate College may request a waiver for the TOEFL or IELTS when applying for admission. Check out TOEFL/IELTS Waiver Policy and how to apply for the Waiver

Current Students

  • The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia requires KSU to verify the lawful presence in the United States of all admitted students. Click here for the detailed information and acceptable documentation for lawful presence verification. The required documents must be sent to the Graduate Admissions Office by email ksugrad@kennesaw.edu.

  •  To accept an admissions offer, please go to your Self-Service Portal. Click on “Applications” in the top left corner. You will see your admissions status (Fully Accepted or Conditionally Accepted). Click on this status to see your admissions letter. In the top right corner, click on the “Respond” button and select “Accept.”

  • To update your application’s starting term, please complete and submit the Application Update Form. If you would like to change your program, please email this request to the Graduate Admissions Office at ksugrad@kennesaw.edu. Please state what program your application is currently for and what program you would like to have the application changed to.

  • On-campus classes are held on the Marietta Campus. Classes are typically held between 5 pm and 8:45 pm Monday through Friday. Most classes are in the hybrid format (50% online and 50% on campus), thus meet once a week for an hour and 15 minutes.

  • A MSIT student has to choose either Thesis or Capstone option. In Capstone, students complete a real world IT project from start to finish working in teams. Capstone option is for students who want to get into industry after graduation. In Thesis, a student conduct an in-depth research in IT subject area of his/her interests under the guidance a faculty advisor. Thesis student must register 6 hours of thesis courses in two semester and is expected to write a thesis as a final product. Thesis option is for students who want to pursure PhD degree after graduation or interested in doing research in a subject area. 

    Past thesis: https://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/msit_etd/ 

    Capstone projects: https://msit.kennesaw.edu/current-students/capstone.php 

 

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