Graduate Program

Every business, non-profit and entrepreneur needs technical expertise to connect with the world.

The Master of Science degree in Emerging Media and Technology (EMAT) meets you where you are and gives you tools and experiences to  engage in projects and teams that include technologists, designers, programmers, scientists, and managers. This program will give you the technology and soft skills you need to improve your ability to build projects and communicate insights to stakeholders across emerging media industries.  

With our interdisciplinary pathways and STEM-focused core, you’ll “tech up” the passions and skills that have gotten you to where you are — whether you recently finished an undergraduate degree or are looking to make a change or advance in your current career. The M.S. degree in EMAT will prepare you to explore new opportunities at the intersection of technology and society. 

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Flexible STEM Graduate Program in Northeast Ohio

We offer several options for you to learn more about how Kent State's graduate program in Emerging Media and Technology can help you meet your professional goals. 

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PROGRAM SNAPSHOT

  • Delivery Format: In-person/hybrid – not offered fully online
  • Completion Time: 12-24 months
  • ​​​​​​​Culminating Experience: Thesis or Project​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
  • Admissions Requirements: View now

The Master of Science in Emerging Media and Technology is an interdisciplinary program focused on social data analytics, human-computer interaction research and creative technologies. Students will receive training that allows them to organize and analyze data — and then use that data to make decisions and communicate on emerging media platforms.

The program’s STEM foundation includes training in skills like creative coding, web application development, data organization and analysis, emerging media storytelling, digital strategy, project management, and training and development technologies. Students will also gain theoretical understanding and mastery in analytical decision-making skills required to lead in the field of emerging media and technology.

Core coursework is combined with a customized specialization, based on each student’s individual goals. The program can be completed in as little as 12 months. Part-time students are encouraged to complete the program within 24-36 months.

Project - 12 Months
Thesis - 12 Months
Project - 16-24 Months
Thesis - 16-24 Months

Project - 12 Months

Fall Semester (9 hours) Spring Semester (12 hours) Summer Semester (9 hours)
  • 1 or 2 core courses
  • 1 or two electives
  • 1 or 2 core courses
  • 1 or 2 electives
  • 2 or 3 classes (elective or core)
  • Internship/Capstone

 

Thesis - 12 Months

Fall Semester (9 hours) Spring Semester (12 hours) Summer Semester (9 hours)
  • 1 or 2 core courses
  • 1 or 2 electives
  • 1 or 2 core courses
  • 1 elective
  • Thesis
  • Thesis
  • 2 or 3 courses (elective or core)

Project - 16-24 Months

Fall Semester (9 hours) Spring Semester (9 hours) Summer Semester (3 hours) Fall/Spring Semester (9 hours)
  • 1 or 2 core courses
  • 1 or 2 electives
  • 1 or 2 core courses
  • 1 or 2 electives
  • Internship
  • 2 courses (elective or core)
  • Capstone

 

Thesis - 16-24 Months

Fall Semester (9 hours) Spring Semester (9 hours) Summer Semester (3 hours) Fall/Spring Semester (9 hours)
  • 1 or 2 core courses
  • 1 or 2 electives
  • 1 or 2 core courses
  • 1 or 2 electives
  • Thesis
  • 2 courses (elective or core)
  • Thesis