Director's Message

Welcome to the School of Communication Studies. Whether one is interested in applied communication, global communication, health communication, interpersonal communication, public communication or organizational communication – all majors in our school – communication is essential to a sustainable and fulfilling future.

In a growingly 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 majors and concentrations. 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 also serves as a gateway to the larger Kent State University community including: making application, financial aid, registration, course offerings and the accepting atmosphere of our School and university. I hope the information available will interest you in coming to Kent and the possibility of becoming a part of the dynamic field of Communication – and realizing your dreams.

Here we have designed exciting programs that are 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 e-mail or call me or a member of our dedicated faculty and staff. We are interested in your future and look forward to hearing from you.

Warmest regards,

Paul Haridakis