Graduate (Masters) Programs

The College of Communication and Information at Kent State is uniquely positioned as one of the only colleges in the United States to offer a diverse combination of communication, information and visual disciplines under one umbrella.

With a cadre of experienced, award-winning faculty, nationally-acclaimed academic programs and the opportunity to design your own course of study, a graduate education and degree from the College of Communication and Information will certainly help you to take your career to the next level.  



Meet Some of Our Grad Students

Here, our graduate students share their stories — the relationships they've built with faculty, their personal growth and how their program of choice has prepared them for an ever-changing career.

  • Evyn Caiazza

    Evyn Caiazza

    M.F.A. Visual Communication Design

    "Graduate school has given me the opportunity to try new things. Through independent studies, I am now on track to publish my first children's book 'Well Actually... I am Not a Bee.'" 

  • Lynette Seelmeyer

    Lynette Seelmeyer

    M.LIS. Library and Information Science 

    “Kent State stood out to me as the perfect choice for several reasons. There is a real emphasis on two things that are very important to me: rigorous scholarship and a commitment to social justice."

  • Kit Higgason

    Kit Higgason

     M.LIS Library and Information Science

    “I chose this program at Kent State because it was fully online that is necessary for me as a military spouse, the program had faculty I wanted to be mentored by, and the Reinberger Children's Library Center is one of a kind.”

  • Asher Kain

    Asher Kain

    M.S. User Experience Design

    "When I started the program, I worked as a junior designer for my company. The program gave me a comprehensive understanding of the user experience design process and equipped me with the necessary skills to transition from a junior designer to a senior UX/UI role within the same company.”

  • Abigail Gore

    Abigail Gore

    M.A. Communication Studies

    “The most valuable thing I have learned from this program is that lived experiences define communication, and I have begun to understand that communication is such a vast and ever-changing field that is applicable in every career."

  • Connor Wilcox

    Connor Wilcox

    Ph.D. Communication and Information

    "Any doctoral program is only as good as its people and Kent State boasts some truly excellent, intelligent, and supportive people.”