College of Communication and Information
School of Media and Journalism

About This Program

Kent State's graduate degree in Media and Journalism is an interdisciplinary program that provides a strong foundation to succeed in a rapidly changing media industry. Courses are dynamic and professionally relevant. An optional, fully online concentration in Journalism Education gives current and future educators the tools needed to effectively teach journalism and advise scholastic media at the high school/post-secondary level. Read more...

Contact Information

Program Delivery

  • Delivery:
    • Fully online (Journalism Education concentration only)
    • In person
  • Location:
    • Kent Campus

Starting spring 2024, applications to the in-person M.A. degree program will not be accepted.

Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries*

Communications teachers, postsecondary

  • 3.2% about as fast as the average
  • 35,600 number of jobs
  • $71,030 potential earnings


  • -7.3% decline
  • 118,700 number of jobs
  • $63,400 potential earnings

News analysts, reporters, and journalists

  • -11.2% decline
  • 52,000 number of jobs
  • $49,300 potential earnings

Proofreaders and copy markers

  • -2.7% decline
  • 10,300 number of jobs
  • $41,140 potential earnings

Public relations specialists

  • 7.2% faster than the average
  • 274,600 number of jobs
  • $62,810 potential earnings

Writers and authors

  • -2.3% decline
  • 131,200 number of jobs
  • $67,120 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.