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Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences

Program Description:

The School of Biomedical Sciences at Kent State University houses an inter-institutional, interdisciplinary graduate program that includes over 100 graduate faculty, most of whom are located at Kent State University, Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy, or the Lerner Research Institute of the Cleveland Clinic. The School offers investigation-based graduate degrees and students can choose to engage in virtually any area of biomedical research through mentoring by faculty in one of the program areas: Biological Anthropology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Neurosciences, Pharmacology or Physiology. Students have access to a wide variety of modern equipment and facilities, due to the extensive and diverse nature of our nationally recognized faculty. Most students also earn a competitive stipend, tuition remission and subsidized health insurance. In sum, the School of Biomedical Sciences provides a rich environment for a positive graduate experience and a future in academia, research or industry.

The scientists making up the School's graduate faculty are drawn from various departments at Kent State University, the Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy, the Lerner Research Institute of the Cleveland Clinic, the University of Akron and Youngstown State University.  

Our world-class faculty and the outstanding research facilities available to students provide a unique and exciting environment that supports interdisciplinary graduate training and research in areas of science related to medicine.

Financial assistance is available and the School offers competitive stipends, tuition remission and subsidized health insurance.

Distinctions: 

The School of Biomedical Sciences at Kent State University was recently ranked in the top third of Ohio graduate program in science, technology, engineering or mathematics by the Ohio Board of Regents. This ranking reflects the value of our graduate students to the economic health of the State. Our students support the research efforts of our faculty, who have obtained more than $100,000,000 in federal funding over the past three years. These same students facilitate research collaborations among our faculty and teach at the undergraduate level, while completing their graduate degrees. Upon graduation, our students fill science-related positions in the State and throughout the country. Ultimately, however, the most positive benefit provided by our students and faculty is their research into the causes and treatments of diseases, in order to improve the human condition.

Spotlight on Alumni:

Gina Story: Associate Professor in the School of Medicine at Washington University

Dragos Plesca: Clinical Pharmacy Practice Resident at the Cleveland Clinic

Maria Serrat: Assistant Professor of Anatomy in the School of Medicine at Marshall University

Mary Ann Raghanti: Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Kent State University

Melanie McCollum: Associate Professor of Medical Education in the School of Medicine at the University of Virginia

Linda Spurlock: Director of Human Health at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History

William Kimbel: President for Human Origins at Arizona State University