Academics

Kent State University’s School of Media and Journalism 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 professional training within our School.

Majors / Programs of Study

Advertising Major

Advertising

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. Careers in advertising include advertising and promotions managers, market research analysts and marketing specialists.

Digital Media Production Major

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.  Careers in digital media production include audio and video technicians, web developers and digital interface designers. 

Journalism Major

Journalism

One of three nationally accredited programs in Ohio, Kent State students rank high among their peers in national competitions. Careers in journalism include editors, news analysts, reporters, journalists, proofreaders, writers and authors.

PR Major

Public Relations

Discover the ways strategic communication can enhance organizational transparency and trust, mobilize social movements and drive behavior. Careers in public relations include public relations and fundraising managers, communications managers, public relations specialists, social media and digital content specialists, public affairs specialists, publicists and entertainment PR specialists.

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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.

Advanced Degrees

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Doctoral Program (Ph.D. in Communication & Information)

The doctoral program in the College of Communication and Information prepares students for careers as scholars in the disciplines of communication and information.

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Master's Program

We offer a Master of Arts degree in Media and Journalism that is customizable to fit your career goals.  The graduate curriculum provides students with a strong foundation to achieve their future goals in the rapidly changing media industry. 

Online Master's Degree for Journalism Educators

Students may also choose our optional master's concentration in journalism education, which is offered entirely online. From the latest technology for multimedia storytelling to gaining strategies to protect students' First Amendment rights, the range of course content covers what teachers and media advisers need to know to be effective 21st century journalism educators.