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

Kent State University’s mission is to “transform lives and communities through the power of discovery, learning and creative expression in an inclusive environment”. In this context, the mission of the School of Biomedical Sciences aims to further this by “fostering excellence in research and education at the graduate level and to prepare the next generation of scientists and academicians dedicated to advancing our understanding of human biological functions and diseases”.  Students interested in our MS and PhD programs can engage with our internationally recognized faculty across multiple affiliated institutions, including Kent State, Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) and the Lerner Research Institute at the Cleveland Clinic.

We are a competitive graduate program that prides itself on:

6 Partner Institutions
77 Grad Students
110 Faculty

Program Overview

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.

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Research at Kent State's biomedical program


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.

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BMS Graduate Faculty Outside of Kent State

Why apply to the Biomedical Sciences program?

Applications for Fall 2022 are due by:

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

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