CCI and ISIT Dual Degree in Digital Strategy & Design

Two Degrees, Two Countries, Two Years

Beginning in Fall 2019, students can earn both a Master of Arts in Visual Communication Design and a Master of Intercultural Digital Strategy in just two years.

First Apply to KSU Then Apply to ISIT

The College of Communication and Information and ISIT Intercultural School in Paris, France, have launched a ground-breaking joint education program. If you have a passion for communication, if you speak English and at least one other language, and you aspire to a global career, then this is the program for you.

Here’s how you take your skills and dreams and make them a reality:

  • Year One: Complete coursework toward your Master of Arts in Visual Communication Design from the College of Communication and Information’s award-winning design program, developing aesthetic, technical, and professional skills related to design.
  • Year Two: Complete coursework toward your second master’s degree at ISIT Intercultural School’s Paris campus, honing your skills in Intercultural Digital Strategy (developing intercultural intelligence, creating and translating web content for an international audience, multilingual public speaking).
  • Then: complete an international internship almost anywhere in the world before the awarding of your degrees.

Learn more about the coursework for this program. No previous design background required.

Scholarships and Applications

We look forward to your application. The review process begins January for the Fall Semester. Apply today.

To learn more about scholarships for this exciting new opportunity, email Miriam Matteson. Some applicants may be eligible for waivers on Kent State’s application fees. Please indicate your interest to be considered for this.

Admission Requirements are listed below.


For more information about CCI, contact:

  • Daniel Alenquer, Director, School of Visual Communication Design at Kent State University 

For more information about ISIT, contact:


Admission Requirements

Must apply to both programs simultaneously to be considered for admission. You may share materials across both program applications.

KSU/CCI Criteria

ISIT/IDC Criteria

Admissions Application Admissions Application 

Official transcripts

Undergraduate degree in relevant field (design degree NOT required)


Minimum 3.0 major GPA (4.0 scale)

Minimum overall grade average 14/20

2 letters of recommendation

Goal statement in English (and in second language for ISIT)


English language proficiency. International students must score at least 587 TOEFL (94 on online version), 82 MELAB, 7.0 IELTS, or 65 PTE Academic Score


Proof of second language proficiency (B2 minimum required. Approved Languages: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.) To learn more about how B2 level is assessed, please visit this link.