School of Journalism & Mass Communication
Discover the power of storytelling: the news story, the feature story, the visual story, the client's story. Our vision is to be the most relevant, student centered and ethically driven accredited journalism and mass communication program in the country. We provide students with a solid academic experience that balances both conceptual and practical courses, professional opportunities and multiple internships, all of which are grounded in a foundation of ethics in a diverse and global society. In the process, you’ll discover your own story: who you are, your unique skills and abilities what you want to do with your professional life.
of just over 100 programs worldwide accredited by ACEJMC
of juniors and seniors complete a professional internship

Undergraduate Majors


Advertising is not simply making ads. It's developing a brand and connecting the brand with people who will buy it. Kent State University Advertising graduates will find themselves prepared to contribute productively to the ever-evolving, ever-expanding, global industry of persuasive communication in a variety of settings, including agencies, corporations, media companies, not-for-profits and government agencies.

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Digital Media Production

Digital Media Production majors gain first-hand experience in all aspects of single camera and live multi-camera production - including shooting, audio recording, editing, writing, directing and producing digital films and live television.

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Journalism Students


Students in Kent State University's top Journalism program can choose from multiple concentrations.

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PRKent Students Placed Second in the National Bateman Competition

Public Relations

PRKent is the nickname for the public relations major at Kent State University. We’ve been teaching PR classes in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication for 80 years, and we’ve always had a professional emphasis.

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Learn more about at their open house, Tues. Jan. 24 from 5-8pm. Ask questions, tour the studio, control room and newsroom and more!
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Our student reporters are leaving today for D.C.! Follow them via and as they cover the…
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Attn freshmen, sophomores & juniors: JMC scholarship applications are due in less than one month! Apply now:…
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RT : JMC students get it. We are all responsible. Our View: Student journalists bear burden of fake news via