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There is a new track that incorporates VR into our ITS degree

Great news! Our new undergrad degree in VR and Game Development is now fully approved. More details coming very soon.


Graduates from IT and a strong job market

Our degrees and specializations are part of a strong 2021 IT job market. We are proud to have a strong network of alumni that continuously guides our graduates.

Golf - Join us on Sep 17, 2021!

Our annual fundraising golf tournament event will be at the OU Golf Course on Friday, September 17, 2021. We are looking forward to seeing you there. Find out more!. Students - volunteer, this is a great networking opportunity!


We are back on campus!

And...we are back on campus! Now, don't forget to check out Doug's latest TechNugget.

Information technology, game development, AR/VR and esports

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 information technology 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. 


Heidi Ha BA 2019

 Spotlight - Heidi Ha, alumna from 2019, shares her experiences working for Warner Brothers. Check it out.



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.


 Dr. Kruse's latest Twitch episodes. On Sep/02 don't miss a discussion on current topics in information networking and Building Games: a simple AppLab project from code.org.


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

200 billion USD

The gaming market by 2023! Learn game development, esports and IT at the McClure School.


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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