Kentucky State University offers the following graduate programs of study:

College of Natural, Applied, and Health Sciences

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

College of Agriculture, Communities and the Environment

Master of Science in Aquaculture/Aquatic Sciences
Master of Environmental Studies

College of Business and Computational Sciences

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Science in Computer Science Technology

College of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Behavioral Science

College of Public Service and Leadership Studies

Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Master of Arts in Special Education with a Certification in Learning and Behavior Disorders (MA-LBD, P-12)

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.

Note regarding application materials – Test scores, letters of recommendation and any application materials sent to Kentucky State University are the property of the University to be used for the expressed purpose for which they were initially submitted.  Documents submitted to Kentucky State University may not be shared with anyone outside the University.  Those wishing replacement copies of test results, letters of reference, or related admissions materials should contact their originating sources.