The Mission of Kent State University's College of Public Health is to develop public health leaders and promote sustainable public health innovations in collaboration with community partners in northeast Ohio through teaching, research, and service.
The Vision of the College is to be a leader in promoting individual well-being and improving public health.
The College integrates six core values in all our activities:
- Student and Faculty Success
- Collaboration and Partnerships
- Discovery, Creativity and Innovation
- Personal, Social and Global Change
- Diverse Backgrounds, Cultures, Lifestyles and Ideas
The College was established in 2009 to educate and train students to meet the current and projected shortage of public health professionals in Ohio and the nation. It is one of only two colleges of public health in Ohio and the first to offer a Bachelor of Science in Public Health. Our academic programs integrate theory and practice to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills to address the health challenges of the 21st century. Learn more about pursuing graduate or undergraduate degrees in public health in Ohio today!
Our faculty engage in cutting-edge research that seeks answers to some of society’s most difficult problems, including preventing violence, responding to natural and manmade disasters, curbing substance abuse, and improving the delivery of health care. Our partners include local health departments, community organizations, health care institutions, and businesses that enable us to provide our College of Public Health students with real-world experiences in this exciting field. If you are looking for a stimulating academic experience and a rewarding career, Kent State’s College of Public Health in Ohio is the place for you.
Students pursuing their undergraduate degree in Public Health gain knowledge and skills in the five disciplines of public health: biostatistics, epidemiology, health policy and management, social and behavioral sciences and environmental health.
Prepare for a career in public health that can lead to management and research positions with government agencies, health care organizations, biotechnology/pharmaceutical companies, academic/research institutions and non-profit corporations.
Bachelor's and Master's degrees are available 100% online. BSPH concentrations include Allied Health, Health Promotion and Education and Health Services Administration. A Public Health Certificate and Public Health Minor are also available. MPH specialization 100% online includes Health Policy and Management.
The College has three academic departments: Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Environmental Health Sciences, Health Policy and Management, Social and Behavioral Sciences.
The College offers continuing education and training for public health professionals through the Office of Public Health Practice and Partnerships.
Public Health graduate and undergraduate students are highly encouraged to study away/abroad to help connect their classroom learning and to gain exposure to other cultures and areas of the world.