SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMs WITHIN CCI KENT STATE
School of Communication Studies (COMM): The School of Communication Studies trains students to develop the knowledge and research skills in communication that will enable them to function effectively in interpersonal, group, organizational and societal settings. Learn more about Comm Studies.
School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC): The School of Journalism and Mass Communication provides professional programs in journalism, advertising, public relations, electronic media production and media management within the liberal arts tradition. Learn more about JMC.
School of Library and Information Science (SLIS): The School of Library and Information Science offers graduate education to those preparing for positions of leadership in librarianship and the information professions. Learn more about SLIS.
School of Visual Communication Design (VCD): The School of Visual Communication Design provides professional education that combines liberal education, knowledge of design and art history, and development of graphic design and illustration skills in print and electronic media. Learn more about VCD.
Information Architecture and Knowledge Management (IAKM): The Information Architecture and Knowledge Management program offers transdisciplinary and multidisciplinary graduate education to individuals preparing for new roles in converging or information-intensive organizations. Learn more about IAKM.
The evolution of communication technologies and digital information systems has narrowed historic differences among the academic disciplines within the field of communication. The Ph.D. program in the College of Communication and Information provides a unified structure that promotes research, teaching and application of the scientific, humanistic, psycho-social and visual communication principles of communication and information in the digital age.