Future Students


Communication is constantly changing the way we work, think and do business in our constantly changing information-driven economy. Graduates of the School of Communication Studies are prepared for careers across every industry – from international organizations, to the health industry and nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, marketing and business. The program allows students flexibility to declare a concentration, earn a minor, study abroad or gain internships and practical experience – all while finishing the degree.


In the School of Communication Studies at Kent State University, we want you to feel at home, and a part of our community. We might be a top ranked program, but we have a tight-knit school at a university with a small town feel. Earning a bachelor's or master's degree in communication affords you boundless opportunities, giving you the chance to pursue the career of your dreams. We've built our programs to allow for integrated perspectives of communication, combining theoretical knowledge and practical skills for our students, for more than 80 years.


The School of Communication Studies at Kent State has been ranked a top three program by Education-Portal.net and DegreeDirectory.org, among others. Our diverse faculty include renowned communication scholars and researchers as well as distinguished teachers, each with unique teaching and research interests. Many have served as division chairs of national communications associations or as editorial board members for communication journals. Find out more about our programs. Or, schedule a visit today!


"Focus 2" Major & Career Information

Match Majors to Careers

U.S. Department of Labor Websites

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook - Learn about occupations including responsibilities, salaries, education required, and employment outlook
  • Career One Stop - Explore careers, salary and benefits, training required, and employment seeker services by state
  • O*Net - Quick search tool for Ohio employment data and more

Ohio's In-Demand Careers

Talk with Faculty, Family and Professionals

  • Find out what a career is really like by speaking to someone in the field. Review the informational interviewing questions to ask and the list of possible people in your network to speak with.
  • Talk with your professors who have a wealth of knowledge about their career fields. 
  • Chat with family members about their work experiences and:
    • how they selected their careers
    • what they find rewarding/challenging
    • what skills they utilize
    • what their long-term goals are