Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs that prepare students for careers in the rapidly changing media and communication industries. The University's core curriculum gives students a strong background in the liberal arts to complement JMC's professional training.

Majors / Programs of Study

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Advertising involves developing a brand and connecting with people. Our graduates find themselves prepared to contribute productively to the ever-evolving global industry of persuasive communication.

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Digital Media Production

Gain experience in all aspects of single camera and live multi-camera production, including shooting, audio recording, editing, writing, directing and producing. 

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One of three nationally accredited programs in Ohio, Kent State students can choose from multiple concentrations: photojournalism, online journalism, magazine journalism, broadcast journalism.

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Public Relations

Public relations involves sharing stories in an ethical, transparent manner and creating conversations that can impact organizations and their stakeholders.

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JMC Minors

Being media literate, social savvy and a compelling storyteller can enhance any career, from fashion design to business management. We offer several minors that complement majors across the university.

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Graduate Degrees

We offer a Master of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communication that is customizable to fit your career goals. You may also choose our optional concentration in journalism education, which is offered entirely online. 

Academic Resources

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Scholarships for Returning Students

We offer a wide selection of scholarships for students who are currently enrolled in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State. Scholarship awards are based on financial need, academic performance and professional promise as evidenced by your submitted work samples.

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To ensure smooth, goal-oriented academic experiences, each CCI undergraduate student is required to complete a 30-minute advising appointment at least once per semester

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Technology Requirements

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication now requires that incoming JMC students purchase a laptop computer that can be used in their JMC classes.