The School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) is one of five Schools housed within the Kent State College of Communication and Information (CCI). CCI is the only college in the nation that offers degree programs from five distinct but interrelated fields of study – media, design, communication, information and digital technologies.
JMC is housed in Franklin Hall, a modern, multimedia facility that sets the standard for other journalism schools. Franklin Hall is part of Kent State University’s iconic front campus and is located at 550 Hilltop Drive. The 1926 building underwent an extensive two-year renovation and expansion and reopened in 2007. We’re not done, however. Franklin Hall was built for future flexibility, and it’s still evolving.
JMC has a history of sustained excellence. In all of our disciplines – advertising, digital media production, journalism and public relations – our students consistently rank among the best in the nation in national competitions, year after year.
Kent State houses the only school of journalism and communication in Northeast Ohio accredited by Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC). Accreditation matters. It signifies that a program meets rigorous national standards for excellence, as evaluated by peers and practitioners in the field.
Our Vision & Mission
The School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State University will be the most relevant, student-centered and ethically driven accredited program in the country. We provide our students with a solid academic experience that balances both conceptual and practical courses, professional opportunities and multiple internships, all of which are grounded in a foundation of ethics in a diverse and global society.