Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health (PhD) in Epidemiology

Currently accepting applicants

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.

Students pursuing their PhD in Public Health specializing in Epidemiology can take advantage of the fact that many College of Public Health faculty focus their research in: global health epidemiology, infectious and chronic disease epidemiology, and cancer epidemiology.

PhD trained epidemiologists are scholars and leaders in a variety of settings, including:

  • Universities
  • Academic health centers and hospitals
  • Global health organizations
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Research institutes

Many work for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA, or for other governmental agencies.

If you want to pursue a career that will help you make a difference, the Kent State College of Public Health is a great place to get started.

Don’t forget to explore our other PhD in Public Health programs and find out how they can help you prepare for career opportunities in the field.