College of Communication and Information
School of Emerging Media and Technologywww.kent.edu/emat
About This Program
Tech up your skills, unleash your creativity, and shape the future of digital media with the M.S. in Emerging Media and Technology. With a curriculum that combines theory and practice, our program prepares graduates for careers in cutting-edge fields such as virtual and augmented reality, web design & development, computational social science, training technology, technical project management and data visualization. Join a dynamic community of innovators and apply today. Read more...
Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries*
Software developers and software quality assurance analysts and testers
- 21.5% much faster than the average
- 1,469,200 number of jobs
- $110,140 potential earnings
Special effects artists and animators
- 4.1% about as fast as the average
- 67,500 number of jobs
- $77,700 potential earnings
Web developers and digital interface designers
- 8.0% much faster than the average
- 174,300 number of jobs
- $77,200 potential earnings
Computer and information systems managers
- 10.4% much faster than the average
- 461,000 number of jobs
- $151,150 potential earnings
Computer and information research scientists
- 15.4% much faster than the average
- 32,700 number of jobs
- $126,830 potential earnings
Computer systems analysts
- 7.4% faster than the average
- 632,400 number of jobs
- $93,730 potential earnings
- -9.4% decline
- 213,900 number of jobs
- $89,190 potential earnings
- 3.6% about as fast as the average
- 3,200 number of jobs
- $86,110 potential earnings
* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.
For more information about graduate admissions, visit the graduate admission website. For more information on international admissions, visit the international admission website.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
- Minimum 2.750 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000-point scale
- Official transcript(s)
- Goal statement
- Two letters of recommendation from professional or academic evaluators
- Interview (effective for spring 2024 admission term, an interview will no longer be required)
- English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following: 1
- Minimum 587 TOEFL PBT score
- Minimum 94 TOEFL IBT score
- Minimum 82 MELAB score
- Minimum 7.0 IELTS score
- Minimum 65 PTE score
- Minimum 110 Duolingo English score
Admission decisions will be made by the graduate program coordinator with consultation from the members of the graduate faculty.
- Fall Semester
- Application deadline: July 1
- Spring Semester
- Application deadline: December 1
- Summer Term
- Application deadline: April 1
Applications submitted after these deadlines will be considered on a space-available basis.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Demonstrate competency in skills related to emerging media and technology, including technical problem-solving through
- data-based analytics, communication and visualization; and
- interdisciplinary teamwork and project management.
- Apply interdisciplinary solutions to solving technical, social and human problems related to emerging media and technology.
- Demonstrate increased depth and breadth in applying emerging media and technology solutions in one of the areas of:
- data analytics/coding;
- social scientific research;
- applied communication, information and strategy;
- applied creative technology; and
- training and development technology.
The Master of Science degree in Emerging Media and Technology is designed to augment a student's skill set, affording new career opportunities for students from diverse undergraduate and professional backgrounds. Due to the program's STEM foundation and interdisciplinary nature, students learn quantitative and coding skills for emerging media platforms, including interactive websites and apps; data-based analysis, communication and visualization; theoretical understanding of the relationship between the technology industry and society; and the tools for working in and managing interdisciplinary teams on interactive technology projects.
Students in this program develop individual plans of study and engage in experiential learning through interdisciplinary elective graduate coursework in one of the following specialization areas: data analytics and coding; social scientific research; applied communication, information and strategy; applied creative technology; or training and development technology.