Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology

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The Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology is an advanced degree that prepares students in the epidemiological and biostatistical methods related to clinical trials and clinical research.

In Kent State University's Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology program, students learn advanced observational and experimental study designs, methods and disease prevention, development, prognosis, and treatment. In addition, students will master good clinical practices, clinical trials design and management, statistical analysis, study monitoring, pharmaceutical research, and clinical research regulations.

Choose Kent State for your Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology to gain the knowledge and skills you will need to succeed in your career!

About Our Clinical Epidemiology Program (MS)

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Conduct patient-oriented research to determine and modify health outcomes

  • Design and implement epidemiological studies

  • Analyze clinical data and explain the sources, strengths, and limitations of patient data

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Graduates of this program will be qualified to work as:

  • Research Scientists

  • Data Scientists

  • Clinical Research Coordinators/Managers

  • Clinical Trial Managers

  • Research Associates

  • Epidemiologists 

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Students pursuing the MS in Clinical Epidemiology will be taught by faculty 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 cardiovascular and pulmonary disease, neurological disorders, infectious disease, pharmacology, and regulatory affairs.

To obtain their clinical epidemiology degree, students must complete a minimum of 36 credit hours in the program to graduate. Additionally, Kent State offers the only 100% online Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology in the area.

Depending on background, career opportunities for graduates of our clinical epidemiology master's degree program include clinician-researchers leading clinical research teams or as members of research teams primarily 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. Visit our links below to learn more about our master's in clinical epidemiology program!

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MS in Clinical Epidemiology Program Admission Requirements

The minimum requirements for this MS program are:

  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or better

  • 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)

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Conditional Admission

Applicants to our Clinical Epidemiology MS degree who do not meet the minimum University 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 succeed in graduate-level work. These might include strong performance on standardized tests, GPA in the major, or different experiences that indicate solid academic ability.

Choose Kent State for Your Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology

If you are looking to get your Master of Science (MS), clinical epidemiology is a vital field that can provide many career options. Be sure to reach out to us if you have any questions about the program, and apply below once you have all of your materials prepared!

Apply for Admission to Kent State's Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology Program

Send your transcripts, letters of recommendation, and standardized test scores to:

Graduate Studies Admissions
Kent State University
650 Hilltop Dr.
Kent, OH 44242

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Admission Questions

E-mail admission questions to Dr. Melissa Zullo at