Master of Arts Degree

The School of Media and Journalism master’s degree program is designed to give students a solid background in preparation for a professional or academic career. Courses are dynamic, challenging, and professionally relevant.

We are currently accepting applicants into our Master of Arts degree in Media and Journalism with a concentration in Journalism Education. Please contact Graduate Coordinator Dr. Cheryl Ann Lambert at for more information.

Master of Arts Degree

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. In 2007, we became the first journalism school in the country to offer a Master of Arts degree for journalism educators that is entirely online. The program emphasizes skills and theory teachers can study today and use in their classrooms tomorrow.

Why Choose this Degree?

The typical student for this degree includes licensed/certified secondary school teachers, typically with English/Language Arts credentials, with responsibility for advising student media and a desire to gain more journalism skills; long-time advisers who want to upgrade their skills; and newsroom professionals seeking graduate credentials to bolster prospects for teaching in the post-secondary space.

Kent State is home to the Center for Scholastic Journalism and the Knight Chair in Scholastic Journalism, currently held by Peter Bobkowski