Director's Message

Welcome to the School of Communication Studies. Whether you are interested in applied communication, global communication, relational and workplace communication, or media and society – all concentrations in the communication studies major of our school – communication is essential to a sustainable and fulfilling future.

In an increasingly interconnected world, communication studies is the central field for 21st century employment. We are proud to be preparing dynamic leaders, people who make a difference, with the skills to contribute to the workforce of tomorrow. From our outstanding faculty and staff to our diverse and capable students to our distinguished alumni, we are proud of our contributions.

This website is designed to provide newcomers an introduction to our undergraduate and graduate programs. It will also introduce you to our faculty, staff, students, alumni and some of the exciting happenings that go on in the school. The site serves as a gateway to the larger Kent State University community, showcasing the accepting and supportive atmosphere and the range of research, professional and experiential-learning opportunities available within our school and university. I hope this information encourages you to become a part of the dynamic field of communication at Kent State University.  

The School of Communication Studies has programs that are among the most adaptable, flexible and relevant degrees offered at Kent State. Although we want you to know us and our work, it is equally important that we get to know you, your interests and your aspirations. Come, visit, talk with our faculty and students, even visit a class. Experience the excellence that is Kent State and the School of Communication Studies.

If you have questions, please email or call me (330-672-3087), or contact a member of our dedicated faculty and staff. We are interested in your future and look forward to hearing from you.

Elizabeth Graham, Ph.D., director