College of Communication and Information

Graduate Program

Our graduate program is designed to provide a theory-based foundation and help students seek application of their research and education in their chosen fields. All students in the program complete foundational coursework and a capstone experience – either a thesis, coursework-only, project or an internship – allowing you to customize the program to your needs and future plans.

Data breaches that compromise accounts and invade privacy occur almost daily.  Universities are in a unique position to educate their students, faculty and staff about the importance of securing their own data and online identities.  The School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State University will host Big Data & Privacy (BDP) Week Sept. 15-18, 2014, to raise campus awareness of and engagement with concepts of big data, privacy and what those concepts mean individually and globally. This is the first commemorative week of its kind at Kent State.

Data Minefields?
Big data. Big search. Big opportunities. Big complications. And big implications for the First Amendment, privacy, information security and the media. This year's Poynter KSU Media Ethics Workshop will go beyond the headlines to explore this issue from multiple perspectives.

What is it?

Associate Professor Michele Ewing has been selected to participate in the College of Communication & Information (CCI) Administrative Fellowship program. Ewing will work with Dean Stan Wearden and Associate Dean 
learn about the roles, responsibilities and protocols related to University Administration. CCI Administrative Fellows also work on a project during the fellowship. Ewing plans to examine the Advertising and Public Relations curriculums and lead efforts with identifying appropriate opportunities for collaboration to align with industry changes and trends.

The first annual College of Communication and Information (CCI) Film and Photography Gala invites Kent State University students to submit photography and short films for a juried competition to be held on Friday, March 30 at 5 p.m. in Franklin Hall. CCI, in conjunction with Kent State's Undergraduate Student Government, will sponsor the competition and event, with proceeds benefiting the Equipment Services Lab (ESL) in Franklin Hall.