Graduate Programs for a Changing Communication Landscape

The College of Communication and Information at Kent State offers graduate degree programs across the distinct but interrelated disciplines of media, technology, design, communication and information. 

Here, our graduate students share their stories — the relationships they've built with faculty, their personal growth and how their program of choice has prepared them for an ever-changing career.

  • Theresah Ayertey

    Theresah Ayertey

    M.A. Communication Studies

    “I now feel confident and capable of pursuing roles in academia, research or professional settings within the field of communication."

  • Ranae Duncan

    Ranae Duncan

    M.A. Journalism and Mass Communication

    “One of the best parts about this program is that it has given me tools to implement immediately in my classroom It has made me a stronger adviser, and has provided me a network of other advisers, who are now friends, from throughout the country.”

  • Alizeh Khalifa

    Alizeh Khalifa

    M.S. Emerging Media and Technology

    “With the hands on experience I've had coding and building out projects, I feel much more capable and comfortable handling those."

Did You Know?

In 2021, Kent State University became one of just five universities in Ohio to be designated R1 for research by The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, affirming the university's place as an elite research institution. Institutions with the R1 designation are considered to have “very high research activity.” Only 146 universities in the nation have R1 status.

  • Jeremiah Nordholt

    Jeremiah Nordholt

    M.A. or M.F.A. Visual Communication Design

    “My career outlook has definitely changed. I feel more confident in my understanding of the field and have grown my network."

  • Taylor Blatchford

    Taylor Blatchford

    M.A. Journalism and Mass Communication

    “This program has certainly made me more interested in finding a way to incorporate education into my career as it progresses. I feel more equipped for potential future roles involving training or mentorship. ”

  • Angela Gartner

    Angela Gartner

    M.A. Journalism and Mass Communication

    “This degree program and my final project has revitalized my love for journalism and the desire to help the future generations to take the industry to the next level. It has strengthened my resolve to provide young journalists, whether in the classroom or in my freelance network, with opportunities to thrive in the field.”