Biomedical Sciences

Welcome to the Kent State University School of Biomedical Sciences Website, where you can learn about our world-class faculty and the outstanding research facilities that are available to students provide a unique and exciting environment that supports interdisciplinary graduate training and research in areas of science related to medicine.

The School of Biomedical Sciences was founded in 1987 to provide graduate training in five biomedical science disciplines: Biological AnthropologyCellular and Molecular BiologyNeurosciencesPharmacology and Physiology.  

The scientists making up the School's graduate faculty are primarily drawn from various departments at Kent State University, the Northeast Ohio Medical University and the Lerner Research Institute of the Cleveland Clinic

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

Applications for Fall 2016 are now closed.  No new applications will be accepted.

Applications for Fall 2017 are due by:

  • Jan. 1 - Domestic applicants
  • Dec. 15 - International applicants
  • No applications are accepted to begin in the spring or summer semesters


Biomedical Sciences



Niche Graduate Programs Coupled With a Rising College Town

The school's uniqueness in the State of Ohio is a compelling reason to apply, as are its outcomes. The majority of students (about 95 percent) graduate with the Ph.D. degree. All program graduates since the inception of the program are employed in research and/or academic positions related to their field of training.

A biomedical student examines a brain

Graduate Programs & Faculty

The School of Biomedical Sciences has a highly talented graduate faculty committed to excellence in research and teaching. The 135 faculty have primary appointments at 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. Faculty research focuses on most aspects of biomedicine ranging from molecular, to cellular and organismal levels of biological organization.

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 State campus.