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About the College of Communication and Information

The Kent State University College of Communication and Information is one of the only colleges within the United States that has such a diverse combination of communication, information and visual disciplines under one umbrella.

With its four schools - Communication Studies, Library and Information Science, Journalism and Mass Communication and Visual Communication Design – and the interdisciplinary program of Information Architecture and Knowledge Management – the College of Communication and Information has consistently delivered high-quality education that responds to the needs of a dynamic information market since its formation in 2002.

Mission Statement
The mission of the College of Communication and Information is to educate students to meet their specific goals as well as the needs of society.  Education at the undergraduate and graduate levels promotes the development and application of theoretical foundations and creative experiences through interaction with a dedicated faculty of scholars and professionals. Within the disciplines represented in the College, students are served by course offerings and other instructional and scholarly opportunities that provide broad educational perspectives and intensive training in professional areas.

Quick Links To Schools and Programs:

  • Communication Studies
  • Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Library and Information Science
  • Information Architecture and Knowledge Management
  • Visual Communication Design
  • Ph.D. in Communication and Information
CCI Kent State offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate academic programs within the four schools. For detailed information, students should contact individual schools.The college can assist you if you're interested in any of these career fields:

- Advertising- Broadcasting - Communication professions - Electronic Media Production - Graphic Design - Illustration - Information professions - Journalism - Library Science - Librarianship - Media Management - Photography - Photojournalism - Public Relations

Schools and Program within CCI Kent State

School of Communication Studies (COMM): The School of Communication Studies trains students to develop the knowledge and research skills in communication that will enable them to function effectively in interpersonal, group, organizational and societal settings. Learn more about Comm Studies.

School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC): The School of Journalism and Mass Communication provides professional programs in journalism, advertising, public relations, electronic media production and media management within the liberal arts tradition. Learn more about JMC.

School of Library and Information Science (SLIS): The School of Library and Information Science offers graduate education to those preparing for positions of leadership in librarianship and the information professions. Learn more about SLIS.

School of Visual Communication Design (VCD): The School of Visual Communication Design provides professional education that combines liberal education, knowledge of design and art history, and development of graphic design and illustration skills in print and electronic media. Learn more about VCD.

Information Architecture and Knowledge Management (IAKM): The Information Architecture and Knowledge Management program offers transdisciplinary and multidisciplinary graduate education to individuals preparing for new roles in converging or information-intensive organizations. Learn more about IAKM.

The evolution of communication technologies and digital information systems has narrowed historic differences among the academic disciplines within the field of communication. The Ph.D. program in the College of Communication and Information provides a unified structure that promotes research, teaching and application of the scientific, humanistic, psycho-social and visual communication principles of communication and information in the digital age.

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