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Kent State University

Founded in 1910, Kent State University has become a leading institution of higher education in the state of Ohio and across the nation. KSU faculty is as diverse as the degree programs we offer, hailing from six continents. Most have obtained terminal degrees in their respective fields. This diversity enables faculty to engage in a collaborative way with students, encouraging independent, forward thinking individuals who become community leaders.

Kent State is ranked among the nation’s top research universities and, in 2010, celebrated its centennial.


  • Kent State University Master of Music in Music Education

  • Kent State University Master of Public Relations


Kent State University is recognized in the Best National Universities category and in the first-tier list of Best National Universities of the 2011 edition of Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.


Kent State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC).