Graduate Studies

Sonia Sanchez, a recipient of the 2019 Anisfield-Wolf Lifetime Achievement Award, will speak at Kent State University on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the KIVA auditorium on the Kent campus.    Sanchez’s visit is part of the year long 50th Commemoration of the events of May 4, 1970 at Kent State. Sanchez will discuss...

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?   Ms. Babakhanova, a chemical physics graduate...

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...

The Society of Woman Geographers (SWG) Evelyn L. Pruitt National Fellowship for Dissertation Research is made possible by a generous bequest from Ms. Evelyn L. Pruitt. Ms. Pruitt was a research geographer with the United States Navy whose work from the 1940s into the 1970s greatly advanced the study of coastal environments, the use of remote...

If you compare the fields of medicine and education you would find that the former bases its practices on empirical scientific research whereas education is mainly driven by intuition. However, cognitive psychology researchers at Kent State University who investigate student achievement are trying to change this reality. “In fact, there are tons...

College of Communication & Information

The Ph.D. program in Communication and Information requires a minimum of 40 semester hours of graduate credit beyond the Master's degree and 30 semester hours of dissertation work for a total of 70 semester hours. The doctoral program has a flexible structure. It is designed to provide both a broad interdisciplinary core of knowledge about...

College of Communication & Information

Start your path toward a Ph.D. degree in Communication and Information at Kent State. We are looking for scholars with a desire to drive development of our fields, whether through transdisciplinary innovation or progressive work within a traditional discipline. The Ph.D. program in CCI aims to place graduates in an array of academic appointments...

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. While students have a primary academic “home” in one of these six areas described below, we encourage CCI doctoral students to engage across disciplines, exploring the depth of...