Accelerated Communication Degree


Stay Hometown and earn a communication degree in just three years!

A degree in applied communication provides near limitless professional opportunities. Kent State Stark graduates are working in social media, corporate communication, event planning, marketing and promotions, fundraising, and training and development across a variety of industries.


  • Earn your Communication Studies (Applied Communication concentration) degree in just three years.
  • Get a jump start on your next career move through internships, networking and expert advisors.


Designed with the working adult in mind. Get the best of both worlds:

75% online

  • Study and work at your convenience.

25% on-campus (or remote instruction)

  • Classes in Applied Communication are offered on Tuesday evenings.
  • Courses are taught by our highly-qualified faculty members.
  • Enjoy small class sizes and personalized attention.


Make your tuition dollars go further. We are committed to helping our students earn a high-quality degree while being financially responsible.

  • At just $7,062 per semester*, our Hometown Tuition Rate is 45% lower than the average Ohio public university and 80% lower than average Ohio private colleges and universities.
  • More than $700,000 available in scholarships. Explore your options!
  • You may qualify for a grant. A full Pell Grant is $6,895, which covers more than 98% of our tuition. Find out if you’re eligible.

* fees do apply to online courses


At Your Hometown University, we put the needs of our students first. Here are a few priceless perks of choosing Kent State University at Stark. 

  • Do you need guidance? Encouragement? Financial advice? You will have a dedicated advisor that will help you from application to graduation. 
  • Do you already have credits to transfer? Our admissions experts will help you through every step of the transfer process and maximize your prior higher education experience.
  • We’re here to help! Tutoring Services provides free walk-in tutoring for all levels of math courses. Students may also request tutoring in any subject area and we will find a qualified tutor.
  • Free parking within walking distance of your building!
  • Free access to the Recreation & Wellness Center. They also offer free fitness classes.
  • Free space. There’s more than 200 acres of study space on the Stark Campus.