The School of Communication Studies at Kent State University provides students with valuable skills needed to pursue a variety of careers. The school offers a Bachelor of Arts with five concentrations, a Master of Arts, a dual degree M.B.A./M.A. and a Ph.D.

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  • Undergraduate Programs

    Undergraduate Programs

    Communication Studies degrees examine the role of communication in a wide range of settings, focusing on how to adapt messages to diverse situations and circumstances.

  • Graduate Program

    Graduate Program

    The M.A. in Communication Studies program strives to provide a broad spectrum of knowledge about human communication.

Spotlights
  • At the end of a challenging year, we celebrate the Kent State School of Communication Studies Class of 2021! Our faculty recognize students who have overcome so much and persevered in the face of global worry and uncertainty.

  • Food is all around us — and it’s not just a means for survival, but a way of learning about culture, a mode of sharing celebrations and entertainment, a category of media consumption. In Fall 2021, the Kent State course “Media, Food & Foodways” will explore the way food connects us.

  • Kent State University is merging research with global connections in the Global Understanding Research Initiative (GURI). The recently displayed “We the People” and the upcoming “Import/Export” exhibition provide cultural kaleidoscopes with local and international reflectors.

  • Since 2015, Bournemouth University’s Center for Health and Media Research has conducted an election analysis, including rapid responses and contributions from several leading U.S. and international academics, which, this year, includes four from Kent State University.