In the summer of 2012, the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine embarked on a historic transition as the 96 year old college merged with Kent State University, Northeast Ohio's leading public research university. The new KSUCPM will offer podiatric students the development of dual-degree programs, such as Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Health, and Ph.D. programs in various sciences. Podiatric students will be able to work with all men's and women's sports teams that exist at Kent State, focusing on sports medicine that may lead to a new area of specialization in the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine program. In addition, students will have the opportunity to engage in research programs with public health, biomedical sciences and of course, sports medicine.
The College of Podiatric Medicine has grown throughout the years to become one of the most highly-reputable, internationally respected medical institutions in the world. From the college's cutting-edge and advanced technologies, to innovative laboratories and classrooms, the College of Podiatric Medicine offers students a superior, modern, educational environment. Through the vision of the college's founding members of 1916, the college today offers its students a teaching environment comprised of faculty and staff who are among the most distinguished, authored, and leading podiatrists and medical professionals in the entire country. Students who graduate from Kent State University's College of Podiatric Medicine find themselves at the forefront of the podiatry profession.