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 in two concentrations, online options for all course requirements, a Master of Arts, and a dual degree M.B.A./M.A.

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  • Communication Studies Undergraduate Program

    Communication Studies Undergraduate Program

    The Bachelor of Arts program in Communication Studies provides a flexible program that permits you to choose a curriculum that is right for you and serves your goals.

  • Graduate Degrees and Certificates

    Graduate Degrees and Certificates

    We offer several options for students who want to pursue the study of communication after they have completed their undergraduate degree. 

  • Online Bachelor's Degree

    Online Bachelor's Degree

    The online Communication Studies program is perfect for working professionals, transfer students or others who wish to earn their college degree, but whose schedules or location make travel to and from campus for in-person classes problematic.

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  • Kent State student Katie Criswell, ’24, is actively engaged in telling the daily stories from Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools classrooms through her communication-focused internship. During the Fall 2023 semester, the Communication Studies major and Honors College student has been to each of the district’s 10 schools, capturing what’s going on and what’s exciting in classrooms. Putting skills she’s learned in her own classes to work, Criswell then takes the content she’s captured and transforms it into social media posts and stories for the district’s Community Connection magazine.

  • Each election season, we're all surrounded by more and more political content circulating online. David E. Silva, Ph.D., assistant professor, is studying online conversations and shedding light on how online civility plays a role in building a stronger democracy. 

  • Through actively pursuing opportunities to make connections and market herself, Kent State alumna Grace Petitijean, ’21, has found a fulfilling communication-based career she is passionate about. As a Copywriter for FCB Health New York, part of the IPG Health Network, Grace takes high-science medical content and crafts messages that tailor the information to be understood by the general public, ensuring everyone has equal access to health information.

  • After decades as a pastor, David Zachrich had a sudden and dramatic reevaluation of his life. A life-threatening heart attack 15 years ago forced him to step back and reconsider his path. Zachrich’s cardiologist challenged him to find something to do that he enjoyed. Zachrich immediately thought of teaching, something he very much wanted to do as a second career, and now he's won an award for it.