Kentucky State University offers programs of study that lead to:

  1. Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP),
  2. Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Behavioral Science,
  3. Master of Arts in Special Education with a Certification in Learning and Behavior Disorders (MA-LBD, P-12),
  4. Master of Business Administration,
  5. Master of Public Administration,
  6. Master of Science in Aquaculture/Aquatic Sciences,
  7. Master of Science in Computer Science Technology, and
  8. Master of Science in Environmental Studies.

Descriptions of these programs can be found at Graduate Programs »

Kentucky State University strives to maintain the highest quality graduate programs and excellence among graduate faculty. The Graduate Programs at Kentucky State University seek to recruit students of high potential, readiness, and motivation for success in graduate studies and, following graduation, continued professional accomplishment.

Office of Graduate Studies

The Office of Graduate Studies facilitates the development and improvement of graduate programs and supports student success and progress toward graduation. The Office oversees graduate admissions. The Director of Graduate Studies serves as advisor to the Graduate Student Association. The primary goals of the Director of Graduate Studies are graduate program success and graduate student success. These are to be achieved through the Office of Graduate Studies with the support and aid of the Graduate Council and the Graduate Faculty.

Transfer Policy for Graduate Students (course credits)

  • Students transferring to Kentucky State University are required to submit official transcripts from all previously attended institutions as part of the admissions process.
  • Credits earned at a fully accredited institution may be transferred to KSU and applied toward a degree. A fully accredited institution is one in good standing and a member of one of the six regional academic accrediting associations.
  • A minimum grade of B is required for a graduate course to be accepted by KSU. Specific programs may require a higher grade in order for the course to apply toward degree requirements. Refer to the graduate program of interest to determine the specific requirements for that degree program.

Each program limits the number of credits earned in the non-degree status that will be transferred into the program. Per the Graduate Residency Requirements for Graduation, no program may allow more than one-third of the required credits to be transferred in from another institution.



Contact Us

Office of Graduate Studies

Academic Services Building, Suite 256
400 East Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40601


Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 8am-4:30pm
James Obielodan, PhD
Director of Graduate Studies
Phone: (502) 597-6915

Hettie Oldham M.S.S.W, M.P.A
Program Assistant/Coordinator
Phone: (502) 597-6934