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Graduate Programs

Earn a Graduate Degree from the College of Communication at Kent State University!

Make the College of Communication and Information your next step in the journey of professional and personal transformation.

The College of Communication and Information at Kent State is uniquely positioned as one of the only colleges in the United States to offer a diverse combination of communication, information and visual disciplines under one umbrella.

With a cadre of experienced, award-winning faculty, nationally-acclaimed academic programs and the opportunity to design your own course of study, a graduate education  and degree from the College of Communication and Information will certainly help you to take your career to the next level.  

The College of Communication and Information offers a variety of graduate degree programs within four schools that combine both theoretical and practical education.

The four schools are:   School of Communication Studies

                                     School of Journalism and Mass Communication

                                     School of Visual Communication Design

                                     School of Library Information and Science

The college also offers a doctorate in Communication and Information that can be shaped toward either a traditional or an interdisciplinary program of study in these disciplines.

Why Kent State University and the College of Communication and Information?

Kent State, with its eight-campus system in Northeast Ohio, serves the state and the nation with excellence through more than 50 master's programs in more than 100 areas of specialization as well as 23 doctoral programs with more than 50 specializations.

Graduate certificate programs are available in several areas of study. Certificates are open to both degree-seeking and nondegree-seeking students.

Kent State earns national recognition for innovative research and graduate studies in selected areas. The university's dedication to research excellence is embodied through its cutting-edge facilities, researchers, resources and partnerships.

Kent State faculty attract multimillion dollar research grants and contracts.

Kent State ranks among the top 77 public universities in the country, according to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

U.S. News & World Report gave Kent State the exclusive first-tier ranking on its Best National Universities list. Kent State ranked 194 out of 1,500 schools.

On the international scene, Times Higher Education of London ranked Kent State among the top 200 universities in the world.

In addition to offering a variety of graduate degree programs, we provide our students the opportunity to acquire practical, hands-on, training in a number of unique environments which include:

-          A student-run integrated marketing communications firm
-          A $20 million media convergence center
-          state-of-the-art usability lab
-          cutting-edge focus group suite
-          mobile satellite/production uplink center

Students who meet the necessary requirements also may apply to work within the College of Communication and Information as a teaching, administrative or research assistant.

Our promise to you is a professional education with real-world perspective, in a close-knit university environment that will prepare you to excel in whatever professional landscape you choose.

Learn more about graduate programs within the College of Communication and Information now!

 

Documents about Graduate School

Benefits of a Master's Degree
Open Doors with a Doctorate
International Graduate Education in the U.S.