The Office of Public Health Practice & Partnerships (OPHPP) is the administrative unit within the College of Public Health that conducts workforce development programs, coordinates experiential learning components of the academic curriculum, provides career services to students, and incubates college-level initiatives
Welcome to the College of Public Health
Careers in Public Health
The College of Public Health at Kent State University prepares students for careers in some of today's most exciting health fields: emergency management, disease investigation, health services administration, occupational health and safety, environmental risk assessment, global health, and many others. We offer academic programs that provide a "Pathway to a Public Health Career" for students at all stages of their careers from entry and mid-level to senior management or advanced researcher.
Bachelor of Science in Public Health
For students just beginning their careers, we offer the Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) in seven concentration areas. We also offer an 18-credit hour certificate, a minor in Public Health, and a minor in Environmental Health Sciences for non-public health majors. Courses are available both online and on-campus.
Master of Public Health (MPH)
For students who have completed their undergraduate degree and want to prepare for or advance their career, we offer the Master of Public Health (MPH) in five specializations with online courses available.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CLINICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY
Students interested in a career in clinical research should consider the Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology (MS). This 36-credit hour degree is offered either 100% online, in-class, or a hybrid format. Students will learn advanced methods of study designs and be able to apply good clinical practices, clinical trials design, management, statistical analysis, study monitoring, pharmaceutical research and regulations related to clinical research.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
For advanced students wanting to gain specialized research skills, we offer the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in three specializations.
Students can also experience public health globally in Geneva, Switzerland, Colombia, Argentina, and other international locations. You can learn from experts around from the world and experience firsthand how public health is making a difference in the world.
Our faculty have trained at some of the best universities in the U.S. and bring years of experience with them to the classroom and laboratory. They welcome students to work alongside them on cutting-edge research projects in areas such as substance abuse prevention, environmental disease agents, health literacy and health systems change, violence prevention, injury prevention and sports injuries, chronic disease prevention, and a variety of other exciting research topics.
We have undergraduate and graduate students pursuing careers in public health. The Public Health Student Alliance is our student group that provides networking and service opportunities on-campus and in the local community.
We invite you to explore our college and see how we can help you achieve your career goals and aspirations. Join us as we work to improve the health of our communities and our world.