FAQs

How much does the online program cost?

The cost of the program is dependent on a variety of factors including Ohio residency, full-time or part-time enrollment, campus enrolled and courses taken. Non-Ohio residents taking ALL online classes are assessed the in-state tuition charge and an addition $15 per credit hour non-resident surcharge.  All online courses have a $15.00 per credit hour distance learning course fee.  For a full list of tuition and fees along with payment deadlines please visit the Office of the Bursar.

Is the online undergraduate program available for someone with a graduate degree?

Students seeking to change careers can pursue the online bachelor's degree program in public health. In, addition qualified students can be admitted to the Master of Public Health program, housed on the Kent Campus,  with a variety of undergraduate degrees.

Does Kent State University offer financial aid?

Financial aid is available for qualified students. Students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov each year, as soon after January 1 as possible. Students who enroll in summer courses should also complete the Kent State Summer Financial Aid Request Form. Please contact the Student Financial Aid Office at 330-672-2972 or via email at finaid@kent.edu for questions regarding financial aid.  You can also access helpful financial aid information by visiting the Student Financial Aid website.

I am a potential student from a country outside of the United States. Can I complete this online program?
  • Citizens from other countries can complete this program in their native country once all criteria for admission Kent State University are met. Students should contact the Office of Global Education for more information
  • Current students studying at Kent State University or at another university on a student visa, should contact their institutions' international department prior to registering for online classes.
What do I need to do to get started?

Students can follow these steps:

When can I start?

Students can begin the program at various times during the year. Students may enroll in traditional 15 week courses or 7 week courses (or a combination of both) during the fall and spring semesters and in a variety of summer sections.

What are the admissions requirements to enter the program?

New freshmen, transferpost-undergraduate and guest students must meet the admissions criteria set forth by the Office of Admissions.

I don't know much about Kent State University. Can you tell me more?

Kent State University is located in Kent, Ohio about 30 minutes Southeast of Cleveland, 20 minutes Northeast of Akron, and two hours from Pittsburgh, PA. According to US News and World Report, Kent State is one of the top universities in the United States. More information about Kent State University is located at www.kent.edu/about.  

Are you accredited?

Kent State University is an affiliate of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. The university is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. The College of Public Health anticipates its CEPH (Council on Education in Public Health) reaccreditation in December 2020.

Can the Bachelor of Science in Public Health Degree be completed 100% online?

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health Degree can be completed 100% for students pursuing the Allied Health Concentration, Clinical Trials Research Concentration, Community Health Outreach and Development Concentration and Health Services Administration Concentration. Transfer students are advised to complete a college-level math course prior to their transfer to Kent State. 

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