Welcome to the School of Biomedical Sciences (BMS) at Kent State University!

We are a competitive graduate program that prides itself on:

BMS Graduate Faculty Outside of Kent State

Why apply to the Biomedical Sciences program?

Applications for Fall 2021 are due by:

  • Jan. 1 - Domestic applicants
  • Dec. 15 - International applicants
  • No applications are accepted to begin in Spring or Summer semesters

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  • The Biomedical Sciences Program at Kent State University is a unique multi-institutional program with over 80 graduate students, 100 graduate faculty and five focused degree offerings.

  • The School of Biomedical Sciences has degree programs in Human Evolutionary Biology, Cellular & Molecular Biology, Neurosciences, Pharmacology, and Physiology.  Faculty that participate in the program are from Kent State University, Northeast Ohio Medical University, The Lerner Research Institute of the Cleveland Clinic, The University of Akron, Youngstown State University, Akron General Medical Center, and Summa Health System.

  • Interdisciplinary collaborations among the science departments has produced a set of outstanding and modern core research facilities available to faculty and students on the Kent Campus. Departmental facilities provide additional resources and instrumentation for both research and graduate education. These independent facilities can be found at the following Kent State websites: Department of Anthropology, Department of Chemistry, Department of Biological Sciences, Department of Computer Science and Department of Physics.