Combined Bachelor's-Master's Program

Maybe you already know your career path dreams, and graduate school is part of that trajectory. Maybe while you’re here, you find a passion for research and want to learn more about your field beyond your bachelor’s degree.

However you come to realize you want to pursue your education beyond your four-year degree, Kent State has a path to make it easier, faster and more affordable.

Learn More: Combined bachelor's/master's degree.

Our combined bachelor’s/master’s degree program allows exceptional, well-prepared undergraduates early admission into a graduate program. Juniors and seniors who meet admissions requirements with at least a 3.00 GPA can save up to a semester of coursework toward a master’s degree. You can take up to nine graduate-level credits that apply to both your bachelor’s and master’s degrees!

Undergraduate majors within the College of Communication and Information (CCI) pair exceptionally well with CCI graduate programs. So, whether your interests are media and communication or design and information or tech and journalism or any other combination, we’ve got you covered.

Benefits of a Master's Degree

More Income Over Lifetime
Increased Potential With Master's Degree
Employers Plan to Hire More Staff with Master’s Degrees

One student's story

As an advertising undergraduate, Madelynn learned the creative and strategic side of marketing and communications. Now, she’s learning the technical side (coding and web design) as she pursues her master’s degree in Emerging Media and Technology.