Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology
The Master of Science degree in Clinical Epidemiology is a STEM-designated advanced degree that trains students in the epidemiology and biostatistical methods related to clinical trials and clinical research.
Students will learn advanced methods of observational and experimental study designs and be able to understand disease prevention, development, prognosis and treatment. In addition, students will master and be able to apply good clinical practices, clinical trials design, management, statistical analysis, study monitoring, pharmaceutical research and regulations related to clinical research.
About the Program
Graduates of this program will be able to:
Conduct patient-oriented research to understand and modify health outcomes
Design and carry out epidemiological studies
- Analyze clinical data and understand the sources, strengths and limitations of patient data
Graduates of this program will be qualified to work as:
Clinical Research Coordinators/Managers
Clinical Trial Managers
Students pursuing the MS in Clinical Epidemiology will be taught by faculty who are trained in epidemiology methods and biostatistics. Clinical partners provide expertise through web-based lectures and can also serve as research mentors. All faculty hold advanced degrees and have years of research experience in areas such as cardiovascular and pulmonary disease, neurological disorders, infectious disease, pharmacology and regulatory affairs.
Students are required to complete a minimum of 36 credit hours in the program to graduate.
Depending on background, career opportunities for graduates include clinician researchers leading clinical research teams or as members of research teams who are largely responsible for the methodology to conduct clinical research studies and analyze clinical data. Graduates may also continue their education to pursue a doctoral or professional degree.
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.
M.S. Program Admission Requirements
The minimum requirements for this M.S. program are:
Undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or better
Acceptable GRE scores (or other approved standardized test as MCAT, LSAT, DAT, PCAT OR MAT). Scores older than five years are not acceptable and require retaking the GRE.
Three letters of recommendation from college or university faculty
Official transcripts from all educational institutions you have attended
Personal goal statement (to be submitted online during the application process)
Applicants who do not meet the minimum University and/or program requirements may be considered for conditional admission. Admission in such cases will depend heavily on other indices of the student’s ability to handle graduate-level work. These might include strong performance on standardized tests, GPA in the major and/or other experiences that are clearly indicative of strong academic ability.
Apply for Admission to Kent State's M.S. Programs
Send your transcripts, letters of recommendation and standardized test scores to:
Graduate Studies Admissions
Kent State University
650 Hilltop Dr.
Kent, OH 44242
E-mail admission questions to Dr. Melissa Zullo at firstname.lastname@example.org.