Our students are our greatest ambassadors, and they tell our story best. 

The College of Communication and Information (CCI) at Kent State University is made up of five distinct schools.

The School of Communication Studies • The School of Emerging Media and Technology • The School of Information • The School of Media and Journalism • The School of Visual Communication Design

We are the only college in the nation to combine a mix of technology, design, media, communication and information-related majors and programs.

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Explore our academic hubs — Taylor and Franklin Halls — and our living/learning community in Olson Hall in this immersive 3D Matterport experience

Explore Our Spaces

Thinking about choosing a communications-related major or program at Kent State University?  We're offering a mix of in-person visits and virtual sessions to help you choose your path.

Whether you're an undergraduate, graduate or Ph.D. student, the College of Communication and Information provides a wide variety of degree programs from which to choose, including emerging media and technology, communication studies, media and journalism, visual communication design and information science.

Get inspired. Get involved.  As a CCI student at Kent State, it’s easy to dream big. There are countless opportunities for you to surpass even your own expectations. Our global programs, learning communities, real-world learning and internships are only a few of the high-quality programs that will help you succeed.

You were born to explore – to navigate an ever-expanding world of new ideas, new information, new people and new stories. The College of Communication & Information (CCI) is committed to offering innovative coursework, experiential learning, study away programs and internship and service-learning opportunities that expand your perspectives and your possibilities. 

  • Kent State Associate Professor Mei-Chen Lin and her collaborators get funding from the National Communication Association to explore how virtual reality can influence interpersonal communication and intercultural relationships.

  • Emerging Media and Technology student Serena Gestring, ‘25, has developed a passion for the role technology plays in the lives of others.

    “Technology is fascinating to me, and I love that we can use technology to make people’s lives better and also to create things in new and exciting ways,” she said. “What I love about coding and web design specifically is that it allows me to be creative without needing to be traditionally artistic.”

  • Kent State University's undergraduate public relations program has once again demonstrated its commitment to excellence, receiving re-certification from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). The re-certification, granted Nov. 1, 2023, affirms that Kent State’s public relations program not only meets, but surpasses national standards, and distinguishes it as the only public relations program in Ohio holding both CEPR and AEJMC accreditation.

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    Opening Reception: Monday, November 13, 2023
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    DI Hub Gallery and Muse Lab

  • Michael Bice served as a senior executive of academic medical centers and large healthcare systems for over 25 years. In 2008, when he was tapped by Kent State University's Provost, Robert Frank, to create a healthcare master's degree for the university, there were only three health informatics programs in the United States. Kent State's made it four.

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