Graduate Studies

Franklin Hall serves as home of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State.

To meet technology needs of the world, Kent State is now accepting applications for its new graduate program in Emerging Media and Technology (EMAT), launching Fall 2022.

Greta Babakhanova

As if graduating with your Ph.D., starting a National Research Council (NRC) postdoctoral fellowship, getting married in Nepal and organizing an international research seminar wasn’t already a full plate for Kent State University doctoral student Greta Babakhanova, how about a little dessert?

Raissa Mendonca gets a sample of the water at West Branch State Park as part of a biogeochemistry project at Kent State University. (Photo taken by Jim Maxwell)

Though she had an interest in science at an early age, Raissa Mendonca had no idea she would end up over 4,000 miles away from her hometown of Recife, Brazil studying and doing award-winning ecological research in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. She probably did not expect to be wearing a bug net over her head in Manitoba either.  Now, while pursuing her Ph.D. at Kent State, Mendonca conducts research in Costello’s lab that focuses on ecotoxicology and biogeochemistry and how environmental disturbances affect aquatic communities and ecological processes. One of her recent projects resulted in her being first author on a peer-reviewed journal article and earned her a $5,000 award to continue pursuing her research.

College of 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.