College of Public Health
Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology
Approximate Cost per Credit
$705 out of state
Time to Completion
Prepare to drive innovative, life-saving research. In Kent State’s online Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Epidemiology program, you’ll learn the clinical practices, analytical methods and regulatory guidelines necessary to conduct clinical research aimed at understanding disease prevention, development, prognosis and treatment.
- 36 credits, consisting of 11 courses, including the culminating requirement
- 15-week-long courses, with two courses taken each semester
- A customizable, career-centered practicum experience
- Graduate in as few as 18 months
MS in Clinical Epidemiology
This advanced program focuses on the epidemiological and biostatistical methods related to clinical trials and clinical research. Students employ advanced methods of observational and experimental study designs and investigate disease prevention, development, prognosis and treatment. Moreover, they apply sound clinical practices and master clinical trials management, statistical analysis, study monitoring, ethics in clinical research, pharmacoepidemiology and regulatory affairs.
Our faculty are experts 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 areas such as cardiovascular and pulmonary disease, neurological disorders, infectious disease, pharmacology and regulatory affairs.
MPH in Epidemiology 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
Career Outcomes with an MS in Clinical Epidemiology
The online MS in Clinical Epidemiology 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.
- 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
- The requirement for GRE scores has been temporarily waived
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.
Each applicant is required to create an account in the online application system, which allows people to save their applications and track the progress of materials submitted via the application system. Our master’s degree and certificate specializing in Health Informatics are offered through the College of Communication in the School of Information.
I am a U.S. citizen. Where should I send my application materials?
Division of Graduate Studies
Kent State University
650 Hilltop Drive
Kent, OH 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.
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 culminating 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 Culminating 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.
Tuition and Financial Aid
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An additional distance learning fee for all students enrolled in a distance learning course is $12 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.
$3,000 Tuition Offset* Opportunity
A $3,000 tuition offset is available to new enrollees in the online clinical epidemiology program. It is awarded when the student completes the final academic term of the program.
*A $3,000 tuition offset offer is available only to new (first-time) enrollees, not current or returning students. To utilize this tuition offset offer, the prospective student must identify the offer and request that it be applied. Tuition offset funds are not payable directly to recipients; funds will be credited exclusively toward tuition in the student's final academic term of the program. If a student receives financial assistance, the student's financial assistance may require modification to account for the tuition offset by preventing any "over-award," such that the financial assistance received does not exceed the cost of attendance, as defined and determined by the Office of Financial Aid of Kent State University. Recipients of the tuition offset must remain continuously enrolled in the program through completion (or obtain a university-approved leave of absence) and must maintain satisfactory academic progress at all times for tuition offset to remain in effect. This tuition offset offer may be revised, rescinded, or terminated at any time. This tuition offset offer cannot be combined with other offers or tuition offsets. All admissions and tuition offset decisions of Kent State University are final.