Earn Your Master’s in Epidemiology Online
Become a force in the quest to understand, prevent and treat diseases through life-saving research. The Kent State University College of Public Health’s online master’s degree in epidemiology prepares you for a rewarding career at the research epicenter of public health.
$705 out of state
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Take your career to a higher level with our affordable, flexible online Master of Public Health or Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology. Our 100% online programs allow you to keep up with your current responsibilities while you study. Find out how we can help you create the career and positive public health impact you want to have.
Download our guide to learn more about:
- Career Opportunities
- Customizing Your Degree
- The Student Experience
- Admission Requirements
- Tuition and Financial Aid
Increase Your Professional Impact
When you earn your master’s in epidemiology online with Kent State, our expert faculty will help you prepare for professional roles in a range of applied public health and clinical research settings. When you finish the program, you’ll have career-ready skills that can help you immediately impact public health.
Typical employment settings range from state and local governments addressing public health problems to federal agencies and universities conducting research and nonprofit organizations pursuing advocacy. Private sector employers include health insurance and pharmaceutical companies, among others.1
Consider these data points about careers in the fast-growing field of epidemiology.
MS in Clinical Epidemiology
Program coverage for the master’s in epidemiology online begins with core knowledge of theoretical and ethical frameworks, along with up-to-date information on statistical analysis, and study design and implementation.
Coursework will prepare you for key roles in clinical trials and research, including advanced observational and experimental study design methods.
Customize your degree with a selection of electives on topics including:
- Scientific writing
- Regulatory affairs
- Epidemiology of chronic diseases
- Epidemiology of infectious diseases
You may also pursue individual investigation on a subject of interest before solidifying your knowledge through a capstone practicum or thesis.
- 36 credits, consisting of 11 courses, including the capstone requirement
- No GRE requirement
- Fall semester start
- 15-week-long courses, with two courses taken each semester
- Elective opportunity for up to 6 credits of individual investigation
- A customizable, career-centered capstone requirement
- Hands-on research experience in an approved clinical setting
- Thesis course
- Graduate in as little as two years
Master’s in Epidemiology Online Program Outcomes
After earning the MS in Clinical Epidemiology, our students can:
- 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
- Design and carry out clinical trials
- Describe disease prognosis, therapies and outcomes
What can I expect from Kent State's Online MS in Epidemiology?
You can expect the highest standards of education and service from our master’s in epidemiology online program, preparing you to make a real difference in people's lives by helping to fight disease.
Ranked in the top 7% of public universities, Kent State University is also proud to be recognized for the outstanding service we provide to the military community with the Military Friendly Gold Designation.3, 4
Accreditations from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) and the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) ensure that our online master’s in epidemiology and biostatistics adheres to the highest educational standards.
Move Forward with Kent State
Kent State University’s commitment to helping you move ahead in your epidemiology career begins with admissions. In our online master’s in epidemiology, no GRE is required. Instead, we rely on a holistic approach to enrollment.
But that is just the beginning of the ways we’ve customized our program to serve working professionals. We help you craft a degree that matches your professional passion and offer one of the most affordable programs in the state of Ohio. Our Admissions Advisors will be happy to answer any questions.
We Share Your Passion for Public Health
Undertaking a graduate degree is a big commitment, especially if you already have work and family obligations. We understand the time pressures working professionals face and share your passion for research supporting better public health. That's why our master’s in epidemiology online program features:
- No GRE requirement
- 100% online coursework
- A powerful, user-friendly learning management system
- Opportunities to work on cutting-edge faculty research projects
- Customizable capstone experience requirements
We designed our online master’s degree in epidemiology to fit into your busy life, so you can get the education you need without putting your life on hold. You can earn your degree in as little as two years, picking up valuable career experiences along the way. So if you're ready to rise to the challenge of earning your online master’s degree in epidemiology, we're here to help you make it happen.
Epidemiology Careers Overview
At its core, the work of an epidemiologist is concerned with collecting and analyzing data to investigate health issues. The profession requires skills in a range of domains, from science and critical thinking to social perceptiveness and persuasion.
Epidemiologists may have one or more subject area specializations, ranging from chronic disease and environmental health to public health preparedness and emergency response or veterinary epidemiology. Epidemiology can be a rewarding and personally fulfilling career path for you if you are interested in working with people and solving problems through investigative inquiry.2, 5
The scope of work for epidemiologists is broad, with variations across employer types, including:
- Public health agencies
- Research institutions
- Advocacy organizations
- For-profit companies
Kent State’s online master’s in epidemiology and biostatistics prepares students with the knowledge, skills and methodological approach to succeed in an array of roles across the fields of epidemiological and biostatistical research.
Our graduates often pursue careers as:
- Research scientists
- Data scientists
- Clinical research coordinators/managers
- Clinical trial managers
- Clinical data analysts
- Research associates
Learn more about potential careers in clinical epidemiology.
Study with Recognized Experts
classroom. The faculty of the College of Public Health bring years of diverse professional experience with them to inform your education. These experts in applied public health use real-world experiences and examples to help you put theory into practice while you're still learning!
Tuition and Financial Aid
|Ohio Residents||Out of State|
|Per Credit Hour||$695||$705|
|Approximate Program Cost||$25,020||$25,380|
An additional distance learning fee for all students enrolled in a distance learning course is $15 per credit hour. Program tuition and costs are estimated and subject to change. For comprehensive tuition information, please refer to the tuition rates posted on the Bursar’s website.
We recognize that pursuing a graduate degree is a significant investment. Your Admissions Advisor can answer your questions on program costs, discuss how a Kent State degree compares to others and connect you with financial aid representatives when you are ready to discuss your financial options.
Please contact an Admissions Advisor for more information on tuition and fees either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or toll-free at +1 844‑234‑4073.
The 36-credit-hour MS in Clinical Epidemiology degree is comprised of three major components:
- Eight core courses (25 credits)
- Two elective courses (5-6 credits)
- One capstone requirement (6 credits)
Clinical Epidemiology Core Courses (8 Courses, 25 Credits)
BST 52019 BIOSTATISTICS IN PUBLIC HEALTH (4 CREDITS)
BST 63013 EXPERIMENTAL DESIGNS IN PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH (3 CREDITS)
BST 63014 APPLIED REGRESSION ANALYSIS OF PUBLIC HEALTH DATA (3 CREDITS)
EPI 52017 FUNDAMENTALS OF PUBLIC HEALTH EPIDEMIOLOGY (3 CREDITS)
EPI 63018 OBSERVATIONAL DESIGNS FOR CLINICAL RESEARCH (3 CREDITS)
EPI 63019 EXPERIMENTAL DESIGNS FOR CLINICAL RESEARCH (3 CREDITS)
EPI 63020 ADVANCED EPIDEMIOLOGY AND CLINICAL RESEARCH METHODS (3 CREDITS)
EPI 63021 ETHICAL ISSUES IN PUBLIC HEALTH AND CLINICAL RESEARCH (3 CREDITS)
Clinical Epidemiology Electives (2 Courses, 5-6 Credits)
EPI 50015 SCIENTIFIC WRITING FOR CLINICAL RESEARCH (3 CREDITS)
EPI 50017 PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY (3 CREDITS)
EPI 50018 REGULATORY AFFAIRS IN CLINICAL RESEARCH (3 CREDITS)
EPI 50196 INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN EPIDEMIOLOGY (1-3 CREDITS)
EPI 63014 EPIDEMIOLOGY OF CHRONIC DISEASES (3 CREDITS)
EPI 63015 EPIDEMIOLOGY OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES (3 CREDITS)
Clinical Epidemiology Capstone Requirement (Choose from the following)
EPI 63192 RESEARCH PRACTICUM IN CLINICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY (6 CREDITS)
EPI 63199 THESIS I (6 CREDITS)
To participate in this online program, you will need a computer and broadband Internet connection. Your program may have further requirements that include the ability to record video and audio. If you have questions regarding technology requirements for the program, please contact your Admissions Advisor at email@example.com or call us toll-free at +1 844-234-4073.
Once you are admitted to the program, your Student Success Coordinator will craft your personalized degree plan, giving you a clear course sequence and path to graduation.*
*Students are responsible for taking courses in the prescribed sequence. Any deviation from the prescribed sequence that leads to a delayed graduation is the responsibility of the student.
- Completed online application
- Complete bachelor’s degree, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale), from an accredited university
- Three letters of recommendation from professors and/or employers
- Application fee: $45
- Official transcripts
- Goal statement
- There is no GRE requirement
The application process is simple and we’re here to guide you through it.
Our Admissions Advisors are available to answer your questions regarding admissions requirements for the program. If you have questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us toll-free at +1 844-234-4073.
Begin your application by creating an account in the online application system to save your work and track the progress of materials submitted via the system.
I am a U.S. citizen. Where should I send my application materials?
P.O. Box 5190
Kent, Ohio 44242
Please be sure to include your full name and Kent State ID (9 digit number starting with 8) on all submitted documents. For questions, contact Graduate Admissions at +1 330-672-2661 or email@example.com.
I am not a U.S. citizen. Where should I send my application materials?
Office of Global Education
Kent State University
106 Van Campen Hall
625 Loop Rd.
Kent, OH 44242
For questions, contact International Admissions at +1 330-672-7970 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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