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Kent State University is one of the largest regional universities in the country and in 2010 will celebrate 100 years of enriching student lives and serving as a vital resource for the state of Ohio and beyond. From its roots as one of Ohio’s original four-corner universities, Kent State University focuses on teaching and research excellence to serve the public good. Kent State University distinguishes itself as a magnet for high-achieving students.

Kent State University is a traditional, selective, residential public research university with eight campuses which serve all of Northeast Ohio. Kent State provides extensive access to degree programs from the associate to doctoral level, including medical degrees. The university’s academic programs and facilities attract students, faculty and visitors from across the nation and around the world.

Today, Kent State University is the engine for economic, cultural and workforce development in the region and is one of the premiere universities in Ohio. Kent State is ranked among the nation’s top 80 public research universities demonstrating high-research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Kent State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. The nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The music program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

MA in Journalism and Mass Comm – PR

The Kent State University Master’s degree with a concentration in Public Relations is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in communication, ranging from management-level careers at public relations firms or in-house PR positions to opportunities in social media or specific PR specialty areas. The program offers advanced study in social media, management, crisis communications, branding, internal communications and strategic campaigns.

The curriculum is dynamic, challenging, and professionally relevant—all thanks to an innovative, world-class faculty with deep academic and professional expertise. Whether transitioning into a career as a communicator or building on current expertise, Kent State University’s online graduate degree offers the flexibility, convenience and learning community you need to reach your goals, such as: 1. Increased career satisfaction, income and opportunity for promotion, 2. making a significant and meaningful contribution to the success of your current organization and 3. developing the skills required for transition to new communication industries, including marketing, social media and advertising.

Our admissions department can assist you in exploring alternative financing options. These include the Federal Stafford Loan and the Alternative/Supplemental Educational Loan.

For more information, please contact an admissions advisor today.