Online Learning

Bachelor's & Master's Degrees Available 100% Online

Kent State University College of Public Health was established in 2009 to educate and train students to meet the current and projected shortage of public health professionals in Ohio and the nation.  It is one of only two colleges of public health in Ohio and the first to offer a Bachelor of Science in Public Health.  Our academic programs integrate theory and practice equipping graduates with the knowledge and skills requested for the health challenges in the 21st century. 

Online BSPH

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree is offered online with a choice of concentrations in:

Undergraduate Public Health Certificate

The Undergraduate Public Health certificate integrates key aspects of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, communities and individual. The certificate program is aimed at students who are interested in gaining exposure to the field of public health, who do not intend to pursue a bachelor's degree or who already hold a bachelor's or associate degree and wish to broaden their knowledge of public health.   Certificate graduates have an understanding of emerging issues in public health, the social and behavioral aspects of preventing disease, environmental health concepts, the changing U.S. health care system, and the monitoring of diseases in the community through applied public health research.

100% Online Health policy & Management MPH

Students in the Online MPH specializing in Health Policy and Management will develop the skills necessary for addressing public health risks and developing effective health services, research, health policy analysis, and health care planning and management.


Students in the Online MPH specializing in Social and Behavioral Sciences will develop the skills necessary to develop and evaluate effective health improvement programs.  The program helps students understand the personal, social, and environmental risk factors that result in poor health across the lifespan.  A practicum experience provides real-world experience to prepare students for careers in health education and wellness, occupational health and safety, health coaching, in both clinical and non-clinical settings.


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.

SPRING 2021 Second Half Courses

The College is offering the following courses for the Second Half of SPRING 2021 - Please click here to see the full listing.