College of Arts and Sciences

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Courses we support

Master's in Computer Science
MS in Chemistry
MA in Geography
MS in Mathematics
MS in Biological Sciences - Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
MS in Biomedical Sciences - Neurosciences
MS in Physics
MS in Geology
MS in Applied Mathematics
MA in Applied Mathematics
MS in Data Science
MS in Artificial Intelligence
MS in Biological Sciences - Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
MS in in Biological Sciences - Integrative Physiology and Neurobiology
MS in Biomedical Sciences - Pharmacology

Kent State University is a public research institution founded in 1910. It is located in the "Tree City" of Kent in the midwestern US state of Ohio. The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), established in 1959, offers various arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences courses.

Some famous alumni of Kent State University CAS include The Pretenders rock band founder Chrissie Hynde, comedian and actor Drew Carey, filmmaker Lee Unkrich, and actor-cum-producer Michael Keaton.

Kent State University CAS boasts a beautiful 866-acre park-like campus. The University's location offers a perfect blend of the small-town feel with access to a big city's amenities. Kent State University CAS is known for its academic excellence and research activities. The 2022 US News & World Report Rankings placed Kent State University CAS at 176 among the National Universities category.

What can you study at Kent State University CAS?

One of the most prestigious institutions in the US, Kent State University CAS offers a wide range of courses across diverse fields of study.

It has a rich history of excellence in teaching, research, and creative expression. The courses are designed to prepare students for diversified careers and advanced studies.

  • MS in Artificial Intelligence
  • MS in Mathematics
  • MS in Computer Science
  • MS in Applied Mathematics
  • MA in Applied Mathematics
  • MS in Geography
  • MS in Data Science
  • MS in Geology

How to secure admission at Kent State University

Securing admission at Kent State University CAS requires careful planning and preparation. Here are the details to consider when applying:

  • Application fee: USD 115 for international graduate students
  • GRE test: Some courses may require GRE
  • Mean TOEFL score: Minimum score of 79 on the internet-based test (iBT)
  • Average UG GPA: 3.0 or higher
  • Recommendations: 3 letters are required. The letters should come from teachers, professors, or other professionals who can attest to the student's academic ability and potential
  • Language eligibility test: Besides TOEFL, IELTS and Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic are also accepted
  • Annual tuition fee: USD 20,546
  • Health service/health insurance: All students must have health insurance. The University offers a comprehensive student health insurance plan, but students can also purchase their own insurance
  • Books: About USD 1,200 per year
  • Food: Around USD 2,500 per year
  • Transportation: The University provides a shuttle bus service to its students. Students can also bring their cars, but parking permits are required.
  • Personal expenses: USD 2,000 per year
  • Total CoA for 1 year: USD 35,000

Kent campus


Kent, Ohio (OH)

City Population

30,000 approximately


Midwest US


Summer temperatures range between 21.1°C/70°F and 26.6°C/80°F. The winters can get quite cold, with temperatures ranging between -6°C/21°F and -1°C/30°F. The fall and spring see temperatures between 4.4°C/40°F and 15.5°C/60°F.

Nearest Airport

Akron-Canton Airport. It is about 20 miles south of Kent.

Time Zone

Eastern Time Zone (ET), 4 hours behind the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-4:00) during daylight saving time, and 5 hours behind the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-5:00) during standard time.

Fast facts about Kent State University CAS

Public University

  • University enrolment - 10,828 (as of Fall 2021)
  • Undergraduate students - 9,834
  • Graduate students - 994
  • Major subjects offered - 50+
  • International students enrolled - 1,011
  • Countries represented - 58
  • International graduate students enrolled - 200+
  • Some countries represented by graduate students - China, India, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea

Kent State University CAS job placement

  • Placement rate: Kent State University CAS has a robust job placement record, with 92% of graduates securing employment or entering graduate school within six months of graduation.
  • Kent State University's Career Exploration and Development Center connects students with employers through on-campus recruitment events, job fairs, and other networking opportunities. It also provides job search strategies and resume writing assistance to students.
  • Internship opportunities help students gain practical experience in their fields of interest. Through partnerships with employers, students can obtain hands-on learning experiences that can lead to job offers after graduation.
  • CAS hosts an annual career fair that convenes employers and students from various majors. The fair allows students to meet with recruiters and learn about potential career paths in their fields of interest.
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Last updated: 30 Nov 2023

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