Widespread Rewards in a High-Stakes Field

Epidemiology careers are centered on health outcomes and health extremes.

Our scientists conduct and present primary research, synthesize and disseminate research results, and translate those results into optimal clinical practice—with the goal of improving quality of life.

There Is An Immense, Ongoing Need for Expertise

Make yourself stand out. A Kent State Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology degree demonstrates your commitment to the finest clinical and patient-oriented healthcare research. Through your studies, you’ll have access to Kent State’s impressive public health network, and you’ll build the cutting-edge, applied clinical skills to contain future health crises.

MS in Clinical Epidemiology Outcomes by the Numbers

Because master’s degree holders earn, on average, nearly 20 percent more in salary than those with bachelor’s degrees alone2, a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology degree could help you reach salary outcomes at or near the upper end of these ranges.

$45K-$101K

Post-graduation salary range for Epidemiologists3

$80K

Post-graduation median salary for Research Scientists4

$98K

Post-graduation median salary for Clinical Trial Managers5

$109K

Post-graduation median salary for Senior Biostatisticians6

$93K-$161K

Post-graduation salary range for Senior Data Scientists7

Epidemiology Career Spotlight: Two Possibilities Among Many

Epidemiologists investigate patterns and causes of human disease and injury. In this vital discipline, you could build a thriving career with medical institutions, universities, pharmaceutical companies, government agencies or non-profit advocacy organizations. Consider potential dynamic epidemiology careers, and envision where your degree can take you.

Early Detection and Prevention of Cancer

The Clinical Epidemiology Unit (CEU) of a national institute8 conducts etiologic research with potential clinical and public health applications, and leads studies evaluating population-based early detection and cancer prevention strategies.

The CEU focuses strongly on studies of absolute cancer risk, ranging from discovery of risk markers to assay development and evaluation, with the goal of guiding promising markers into clinical and public health use. Risk markers may include genetics, epidemiologic factors, molecular biomarkers, imaging, or any routine clinical test. The risk estimates ultimately inform the development of risk-based guidelines. CEU investigators are actively involved in developing screening and management guidelines for gynecological cancers.

Allergic and Rheumatologic Diseases

The Clinical Epidemiology Program at a leading hospital9 conducts research related to allergic and rheumatologic diseases, using clinical research methods that include advanced informatics, clinical epidemiology, primary data collection, and simulation science.

The Program is part of a larger institute dedicated to achieving health equity and improving the lives of people with complex health needs through research and training in population and healthcare-delivery team science.

The team comprises faculty members, trainees, research assistants and data analysts. Their multidisciplinary collaborations have led to scientific advancements and created high-impact, highly cited publications in the Journal of the American Medical Association, The BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal) and others.

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March 07, 2022
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December 30, 2021
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November 30, 2021
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October 26, 2021
Kent State College of Public Health professor recognized for outstanding research of zoonotic infections and scientific communication.
September 23, 2021
Given recent global health events, it stands to reason that jobs in public health would be growing along with the rest of the healthcare sector. What do public health professionals do? It’s not all virus tracking and promoting vaccination centers. There's a diverse range of job types to be had in public health encompassing research, policymaking, and health interventions.
August 27, 2021
You may already be familiar with the acronym, but what does it really mean to pursue a Master’s of Public Health degree? Read on to learn more about the field and all you could discover with a degree in public health.
July 26, 2021
Throughout the ages, great public health leaders have helped inspire extraordinary solutions to pressing public health issues.1 Inspiration can come from anywhere, however. Sometimes the most inspirational ...
June 30, 2021
As we progress through the COVID-19 pandemic, its effects on the study, containment and prevention of disease continue to unfold. Historically, public health emergencies have necessitated and inspired defining changes to epidemiology.
June 09, 2021
When thinking of a hospital, it's unlikely the first thing that comes to mind is the beautiful design of the building. Rarely do tourists flock to a city to capture an iconic photograph of an architecturally impressive hospital.
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