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Journalism & Mass Communication

Journalism & Mass Communication at Kent State Stark

Kent State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) offers majors that prepare students for careers in the professional world of the media. We stress practical training at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The university's core curriculum gives students a strong background in the liberal arts to complement the school's professional training.

As part of the coursework of all majors, students must complete professional internships in their fields of study. We also bring the professional world into the School through our award-winning, independent Student Media and student organizations, including the campus daily newspaper, the Daily Kent Stater, and the online KentWired; the campus radio station, Black Squirrel Radio; the student-run television station, TV2; the campus magazine, The Burr and its website,; five special-interest student magazines; our nationally renowned Public Relations Student Society of America chapter, PRSSA Kent; the student-run advertising agency, Handsome Duckling; and the student-run integrated marketing communications firm, IdeaBase.

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication offers students a selection of specialized majors with concentrations ranging from news journalism to electronic media production, all of which lead to a Bachelor of Science degree.

Partial Degree Completion at Kent State Stark
Students can complete 2-3 years of coursework at Kent State Stark before transitioning to the Kent Campus to complete their JMC degrees.