College of Communication & Information
Four academic programs united in July 2002 to establish the College of Communication and Information at Kent State University. The Schools of Communication Studies, Journalism and Mass Communication, Library and Information Science and Visual Communication Design joined in one college to create a unique learning community and to begin a pioneering effort in integrative research and professional practice. The College of Communication and Information continues to build its reputation for collaborative, applied and theoretical research while providing a first-class education for the next generations of communicators and leaders.
A professor in the School of Communication Studies gives a lecture to students majoring in disciplines across the College of Communication and Information.

Schools and Programs

Our job is to educate students to meet their specific goals as well as the needs of society. Education at the undergraduate and graduate levels promotes the development and application of theoretical foundations and creative experiences through interaction with a dedicated faculty of scholars and professionals.

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The College of Communication and Information incorporates global curricula into all of its programs.

Global Initiatives

Whether your future plans include graduate school, working in the international arena, or working in the U.S., a carefully planned study abroad experience will help you become more independent and self-confident. While it might seem like studying abroad only alters your life for a short time, this opportunity provides lifelong benefits. Not only will the learning experience prove to be invaluable, but an international experience on your resume can help with that post-graduation career search.

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A doctoral degree recipient, right, reacts while being hooded during the advanced degree ceremony in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center.

Ph.D. In Communication & Information

The doctoral program in the College of Communication and Information prepares students for careers as scholars in the disciplines of communication and information.

While students have a primary academic “home” in one of these six areas described below, we encourage CCI doctoral students to engage across disciplines, exploring the depth of knowledge that is derived from interdisciplinary reflection and scholarship. Areas include:

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Schools in CCI

The Kent State University College of Communication and Information is one of the only colleges within the United States that has such a unique combination of communication, information and visual disciplines in one academic college.