The School of Communication Studies offers bachelor and master's degrees and participates in a college-wide doctoral degree program with majors in global, health, organizational, public, interpersonal and applied communication.
The school has been nationally recognized for its scholarship and the academic and professional accomplishments of its students. Recognized as Ohio's distinguished program in communication by the Ohio Communication Association of Ohio, we take pride in a program that prepares our graduates in their careers. In 2012 our school celebrated the 80th anniversary of its establishment as a program at Kent State University, continuing a long tradition of scholarship.
Students in the Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies can choose from six major concentrations:
Students of any major can choose communication minors in the following concentrations:
Students in the M.A. program typically pursue one or more of the following four areas of study. Alternatively, students may also craft a program of study that bridges traditional boundaries between the concentrations:
The interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in College of Communication and Information is designed to prepare students for a lifetime of research and teaching as a college professor or for a career as a highly-trained communication or information specialist in an applied setting. The degree requires both comprehensive theoretical knowledge and methodological skills appropriate to a range of careers involving the generation, processing, and retrieval of information.