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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  • Undergraduate Programs

    Undergraduate Programs

    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 Program

    Graduate Program

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

  • 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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  • Communication Studies students are involved in all areas of campus life and gain experience in leadership, writing, multimedia, social media and more.

    Here are a few of our students and recent grads.

  • Kent State alumna Courtney Flickinger, ’20, has been using communication skills to advocate for aging populations since her senior year of college. In 2019, she was a communications intern with Direction Home Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities, and has since began her career there as a Communication Specialist. This semester, she’s sharing her knowledge and experiences with students in two Communication Studies courses.

    “There is nothing like working for a nonprofit,” Flickinger said. “Now that I’ve been working for a nonprofit and witnessing the importance

  • In Spring 2019 Jenna Gilbreath, ’23, was an incoming communication studies student, unsure and nervous about what her new life at Kent State University would look like. During an incoming student visit day, one person and one conversation reassured her that she was on the right path. That person was Michael John Gallagher II, '19.

    “I had no idea if I had made the right decision and what my new life was going to look like. … I was eating lunch with my mom, and a student sat down with us. It was Michael,” Jenna recalled. “He put my mind to rest when I found o

  • Students, donors, faculty, staff and friends gathered in Taylor Hall on Friday March 10, 2023, to celebrate student achievements and donor generosity. Communication Studies offers 12 scholarships for returning students. Student leaders from the school’s three student organizations were also recognized.