Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences & Epidemiology | Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences & Epidemiology | Kent State University

Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences & Epidemiology

The Department of Biostatistics, Environmental Health, and Epidemiology trains students in quantitative statistical methods, analysis of the distribution and determinants of disease, and the science of how biological physical, and chemical factors affect the health of populations.
Public health students participate in a disaster preparedness exercise on campus as part of their training.

Center for Public Health Preparedness

The Northeastern Ohio Consortium for Biopreparedness (NEOCB) at Kent State University, a Center for Public Health Preparedness (CPHP), is modeled after the NSF Science and Technology Centers, uniting academic, public health, business, and community groups to address health and safety issues through education, research and workforce development.

Student Handbook

A student works in a science lab in Williams Hall.


Undergraduates with an interest in Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences & Epidemiology have several concentrations to choose from, including Environmental & Occupational Health, Global Health, Pre-Medicine and Environmental Health Sciences.


A group of biological sciences students works on a stream restoration project behind the Student Wellness and Recreation Center.

Masters Degree

Concentrations for our Master's program include Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Environmental Health Sciences. Graduates of these programs will be equipped to analyze public health issues using a variety of methods and perspectives.

Jennifer Clark, a PhD. student in the Biology Department, makes her way up a creek in the Jennings Woods area of Ravenna, Ohio. Clark is studying crayfish in the creek.


Kent State offers a doctoral program in Epidemiology. The PhD in Public Health specializing in Epidemiology at Kent State University prepares students for a career in public health research, which demands interdisciplinary skills to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing field.  Doctoral students in the epidemiology specialization will learn to design and implement studies and use advanced quantitative methods to examine critical and emerging health issues.