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.

Tour Our Spaces in 360

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

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 University’s combined bachelor’s/master’s degree program allows students to count nine credits of graduate level courses to their undergraduate degrees, providing a faster path to an advanced degree. Cassie Milicia chose this route for her degrees in Emerging Media and Technology.

  • Two Media and Journalism students and Associate Professor David Foster are bringing a fresh perspective to a late 1960s photo collection focused on Black student life at Kent State University.  

  • The Kent State University Board of Trustees approved the establishment of four new majors during its regular quarterly meeting held March 6 on the Kent Campus. Two of the majors are housed in CCI, including a pathway to a degree for media students who have amassed credits but have not completed their current program, as well as continuing education opportunities for high school teachers who are responsible for teaching and advising an array of student media content.

  • 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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