Online Graduate Programs in CCI
Kent State offers a variety of online grad school programs, making it easier than ever to advance your education.
Online Programs in the College of Communication and Information
Health Informatics – Master of Science
Health Informatics (HI) is the science that defines how health information is captured, analyzed, transmitted and managed. It focuses on information systems, informatics principles and information technology as it is applied to the continuum of health care delivery. This integrated discipline features specialty domains in management science, management engineering principles, health care delivery and public health, patient safety, information science and computer technology. Health informatics professionals are in great demand across the country, and will continue to be needed as federal mandates for electronic health information networks are implemented.
Journalism Educator Specialization within the Reporting and Editing Concentration – Master of Arts
The same Master of Arts degree for journalism educators is also available online for those who cannot attend on-campus classes at Kent State. This online graduate education degree program emphasizes skills and theory teachers can learn today and use in their classrooms tomorrow. From coaching a novice news writer to gaining strategies to protect students’ First Amendment rights, the range of course content covers what teachers and advisers need to know to be effective journalism educators.
Knowledge Management – Master of Science
Knowledge management is a discipline that takes a comprehensive, systematic approach to the information assets of an organization by identifying, capturing, collecting, organizing, indexing, storing, integrating, retrieving and sharing them. Such assets include intellectual capital, employee expertise, business and competitive intelligence, and organizational memory. It strives to make the collective knowledge, information and experiences of the organization available to individual employees or organizational groups for their use and to motivate them to contribute their knowledge to the collective assets. It seeks to create or identify communities of practice or interest, especially to identify lessons learned and best practices.
Library and Information Science – Master of Library and Information Science
The School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University offers a Master of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S.) and Master of Science in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management (IAKM). With more than 700 students enrolled, SLIS has the largest graduate program at Kent State. Its M.L.I.S. is the only American Library Association-accredited master’s program in Ohio, and is recognized by U.S. News and World Report among the nation’s top 20 LIS programs, with a youth services program that is ranked 10th.
User Experience Design – Master of Science
The online Master of Science in User Experience Design (UXD) at Kent State University prepares professional user experience designers to work in digitally-driven agencies and organizations. Graduates of the program will come away with a solid understanding of usability, content strategy, information architecture and user research.