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J. Warren McClure School of Emerging Communication Technologies

The McClure School of Emerging Communication Technologies* offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in information and telecommunication systems, preparing students for careers in this fast-growing industry. Jobs in the information and telecommunication systems field are projected to grow by up to 30 percent by 2020. If you want a career working with technology, in a business setting, this is the place for you.


If you want a career in the intersection between creativity, storytelling and technology, in collaboration with the Media School we also offer a joint degree in games and animation. We are also the home of a new esports certificate. 


Since 2019, the school is now proud to be the home of the GRID Lab which was established in 2005 as a special initiative of the college. The lab conducts advanced research and produces content largely centering on augmented, virtual, mixed reality and digital games. In the very near future, new academic programs focusing on virtual reality and game design are being planned.


*At their June 21, 2019 meeting the Ohio University Board of Trustees approved the creation of the J. Warren McClure School of Emerging Communication Technologies by combining the J. Warren McClure School of Information Telecommunication Systems and the Game Research and Immersive Design (GRID) Lab.


Learn more about our research, classes, faculty and facilities through our very active McClure Blog.


Alumni of the ITS undergraduate degree who are either employed or in graduate school

$5 Million

External R&D contracts awarded to the GRID Lab


State-of-the-art lab facilities for experimentation in IT, VR, and game design


Students enrolled in the Bachelor and Masters degree programs of the McClure School


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  • Learning IT with Dr. Hans Kruse: Twitch Streams Exploring Emerging Technologies

    While Twitch is known more commonly as a streaming platform for gaming , previous director of the J. Warren McClure School of Emerging Communication Technologies and professor Dr. Hans Kruse plans to begin a series of streams that share a behind the scenes look at how he learns new things in both the IT and gaming world.

  • AI for Good: Breakthrough Tracks

    On September 29, 2020, the AI for Good Global Summit held a webinar about their breakthrough tracks and the projects associated with different topics. The three breakthrough track topics are Gender Equity, Future of Food, and Pandemic Intelligence. The overarching goal is to advance the United Nations sustainable development objectives by using artificial intelligence (AI) data ecosystem, community building and collaboration.

  • Alyssa Stahl talks about her new job as an XR Designer and Developer for Healium

    Alumnus Alyssa Stahl talks about Healium, a progressive VR company that showcases the mental healing power of VR!



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J. Warren McClure School of Emerging Communication Technologies
Scripps College of Communication
Schoonover Center, Rm. 360
20 E. Union St.

Athens, OH 45701

Tel: 740.593.4917 | Fax: 740.593.4889