Graduate (Masters) Programs | College of Communication & Information | Kent State University

Graduate (Masters) Programs

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.  


Do you dream of a global career? Do you have a passion for communication? Do you speak English and at least one other language? Do you want to study abroad?

Learn how you take your skills and dreams and make them a reality by completing your second master’s degree at ISIT Intercultural School’s Paris campus and studying abroad in France! 

CCI Graduate Programs (by School)

Communication Studies (COMM) Graduate Programs

communication studies (m.A.)

The Master of Arts degree in Communication Studies is intended to provide a broad spectrum of knowledge about human communication in various social contexts, and the ways in which information is produced and processed.

Communication Studies (M.A.) Requirements & Courses 

Communication Studies [Dual Degree with MBA] (M.A.)

The M.A. Communication Studies/M.B.A. dual degree program is designed for students and professionals whose career goals focus on communication, particularly global communication and provides direction and leadership in economic and business development processes.

Communication Studies [Dual Degree] (M.A.) Requirements & Courses

Digital Sciences (DS) Graduate Programs

The Master of Digital Sciences degree in Digital Sciences is designed to augment a student's skill set, opening the door to new career opportunities for students from diverse undergraduate backgrounds. Due to the program's interdisciplinary nature, students have a unique opportunity to gain a graduate-level introduction to several areas aligned with digital sciences.

Digital Sciences [Data Science] (M.D.S.)

The Data Science concentration focuses on the data analysis and modeling needed by an organization and the processing of structured, semi-structured and unstructured data using statistical and semantic analysis techniques to meet those needs.

Digital Sciences [Data Science] (M.D.S.) Requirements & Courses

Digital Sciences [Digital Systems Management] (M.D.S.)

The Digital Systems Management concentration focuses on the technical leadership needed by an organization and the management of information services in a rapidly changing global economy.

Digital Sciences [Digital Systems Management] (M.D.S.) Requirements & Courses

Digital Sciences [Digital Systems Software Development] (M.D.S.)

The Digital Systems Software Development concentration focuses on the software applications needed by an organization and the design and maintenance of software systems that are aligned with the goals of the business.

Digital Sciences [Digital Systems Software Development] (M.D.S.) Requirements & Courses

Digital Sciences [Digital Systems Telecommunication NetworkS] (M.D.S.)

The Digital Systems Telecommunication Networks concentration focuses on the communication infrastructure needed by an organization and the design and management of a telecommunication system and computer network to meet those needs.

Digital Sciences [Digital Systems Telecommunication Network] (M.D.S.) Requirements & Courses

Digital Sciences [Digital Sciences Training Technology] (M.D.S.)

The Digital Systems Training Technology concentration focuses on the educational applications needed by an organization and the design and management of instructional systems to meet those needs.

Digital Sciences [Digital Sciences Training Technology] (M.D.S.) Requirements & Courses 

Digital Sciences [Enterprise Architecture] (M.D.S.)

The Enterprise Architecture concentration focuses on the business goals, processes, and technology infrastructure needed by an organization and the alignment of the processes and infrastructure with the goals of the business.

Digital Sciences [Enterprise Architecture] (M.D.S.) Requirements & Courses 

Information (iSchool) Certificate Graduate Programs

enterprise architecture 

The Enterprise Architecture graduate certificate is focuses on assisting organizations to review and improve their investments in technology and to ensure that their digital information, applications and technology are fully aligned with business goals and objectives

Enterprise Architecture Graduate Certificate Requirements & Courses

health informatics 

The Health Informatics graduate certificate provides competencies and knowledge in health information systems, health records management, clinical decision support systems and other areas relevant to developing and refining competencies in health informatics. 

Health Informatics Graduate Certificate Requirements & Courses 

Web Enabled E-Learning Knowledge Management

The Web-Enabled E-Learning Knowledge Management graduate certificate provides essential knowledge and skills to interested information professionals.

Web Enabled E-Learning Knowledge Management Graduate Certificate Requirements & Courses 

Information (iSchool) Graduate Programs

Health Informatics (M.S.)

The Master of Science degree in Health Informatics prepares graduates for careers in managerial, analytical, consultative and executive roles working with healthcare systems and clinicians.

Health Informatics (M.S.) Requirements & Courses 

Knowledge Management (M.S.)

The Master of Science degree in Knowledge Management prepares professionals to serve as leaders in all types of organizations who can assess and evaluate organizations on knowledge management principles, including culture, learning, communities and maturity.

Knowledge Management (M.S.) Requirements & Courses 

Library and Information Science (MLIS)

The Master of Library and Information Science prepares students for professional positions in academic, public, special, school libraries, museums and other types of information agencies.

Library and Information Science (MLIS) Requirements & Courses

Library and Information Science [Dual Degree with MBA] (MLIS)

The Master of Library and Information Science prepares students for professional positions in academic, public, special, school libraries, museums and other types of information agencies.

Library and Information Science [Dual Degree with MBA] (MLIS) Requirements & Courses 

Library and Information Science [Dual Degree with MEd Instructional Technology] (MLIS)

The Master of Library and Information Science prepares students for professional positions in academic, public, special, school libraries, museums and other types of information agencies. Graduates with the M.L.I.S. degree can also find jobs in cultural organizations and companies of all sorts and sizes.

Library and Information Science [Dual Degree with MEd Instructional Technology] (MLIS) Requirements & Courses 

Library and Information Science [School Library Media] (MLIS)

The Master of Library and Information Science prepares students for professional positions in academic, public, special, school libraries, museums and other types of information agencies. Graduates with the M.L.I.S. degree can also find jobs in cultural organizations and companies of all sorts and sizes.

Library and Information Science [School Library Media] (MLIS) Requirements & Courses 

User Experience Design (M.S.)

The Master of Science degree in User Experience Design  prepares students for careers that require them to apply a solid understanding of usability, content strategy, information architecture and user research.

User Experience Design (M.S.) Requirements & Courses

Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) Graduate Programs

Journalism and Mass Communication [Media Management] (M.S.)

Media Management concentration provides a stimulating and challenging environment in which students can learn the principles of effective management from professors who are accomplished both professionally and academically.

Journalism and Mass Communication [Media Management] (M.S.) Requirements & Courses 

Journalism and Mass Communication [Public Relations] (M.S.)

Public Relations concentration accommodates the needs of students who wish to pursue a management-level career at an in-house marketing communication or public relations department or at a public relations or integrated marketing communications agency.

Journalism and Mass Communication [Public Relations] (M.S.) Requirements & Courses 

Journalism and Mass Communication [Reporting/Editing: Broadcast] (M.S.)

Reporting/Editing: Broadcasting concentration focuses on educating students who want to become reporters or producers of broadcast content. Curriculum covers broadcast documentary, advanced broadcast news and online journalism.

Journalism and Mass Communication [Reporting/Editing: Broadcast] (M.S.) Requirements & Courses

Journalism and Mass Communication [Reporting/Editing: Convergence] (M.S.)

The Reporting/Editing: Convergence concentration is for students who want to become content providers for traditional and online media companies, across all platforms. 

Journalism and Mass Communication [Reporting/Editing: Convergence] (M.S.) Requirements & Courses

Journalism and Mass Communication [Reporting/Editing: Journalism Educators] (M.S.)

Reporting/Editing: Journalism Educators concentration caters to those who want to teach high school journalism. By offering hands-on, engaging courses (such as reporting public affairs, computer-assisted reporting, online journalism, legal problems for mass media and design for cybermedia), the program readies students to better prepare their students upon graduation.

Journalism and Mass Communication [Reporting/Editing: Journalism Educators] (M.S.) Requirements & Courses

Journalism and Mass Communication [Reporting/Editing: Magazine] (M.S.)

Reporting/Editing: Magazine concentration is for students who want to become writers, editors or magazine publishers. Curriculum focuses on magazine publishing, feature writing and specialized reporting and design.

Journalism and Mass Communication [Reporting/Editing: Magazine] (M.S.) Requirements & Courses

Journalism and Mass Communication [Reporting/Editing: Newspaper] (M.S.)

The Reporting/Editing: Newspaper concentration is for students who want to become writers or editors for traditional newspapers and their online units. The curriculum covers reporting public policy, computer-assisted reporting and specialized reporting.

Journalism and Mass Communication [Reporting/Editing: Newspaper] (M.S.) Requirements & Courses

Visual Communication Design (VCD) Graduate Programs

visual communication design (m.A.)

The Master of Arts degree in Visual Communication Design is recommended for students with undergraduate degrees in design or related fields who wish to advance their studio skills in print design, illustration, web design, 3-D design, motion graphics, interactive design, corporate identity, information architecture, interaction design or information graphics.

Visual Communication Design (M.A.) Requirements & Courses 

visual communication design (m.f.a.) 

The Master of Fine Arts degree in Visual Communication Design is a terminal degree and recommended for students with undergraduate degrees in design or related fields who wish to enter a career in higher education instruction as well as to advance their studio skills in one or more of the following: print design, illustration, web design, 3-D design, motion graphics, interactive design, corporate identity, information architecture, interaction design or information graphics. 

Visual Communication Design (M.F.A.) Requirements & Courses