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Clinical Epidemiology - M.S.

Kent State University
Program overview
1.5-2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
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About this program

Clinical Epidemiology - M.S.

The Master of Science degree in Clinical Epidemiology is a STEM-designated advanced degree that prepares students in the epidemiological 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 trial design and management, statistical analysis, study monitoring, pharmaceutical research and regulations related to clinical research.

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university for unconditional admission
  • Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale for unconditional admission

English Language Proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following:

  • Minimum 550 TOEFL PBT score - paper-based version
  • Minimum 79 TOEFL IBT - Internet-based version
  • Minimum 77 MELAB score
  • Minimum 6.5 IELTS score
  • Minimum 58 PTE score

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Major requirements

  • Biostatistics in Public Health
  • Experimental Designs in Public Health Research
  • Applied Regression Analysis of Public Health Data
  • Fundamentals of Public Health Epidemiology
  • Principles of Epidemiologic Research or Observational Designs for Clinical Research
  • Experimental Designs for Clinical Research
  • Advanced Epidemiology and Clinical Research Methods
  • Ethical Issues in Public Health and Clinical Research or Health Care Ethics

Major Electives, choose from the following:

  • Data Management and Logic Using Sas Software
  • Scientific Writing for Clinical Research
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Regulatory Affairs in Clinical Research
  • Individual Investigation in Epidemiology
  • Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases
  • Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases

Culminating Requirement, choose from the following:

  • Research Practicum in Clinical Epidemiology
  • Thesis I

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university's website for more information.



  • Tuition fees for Ohio residents: $5,883 USD per year
  • Tuition fees for residents of other states and international students: $10,977 USD per year



The M.S. degree in Clinical Epidemiology is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Conduct patient-oriented research to understand and modify health outcomes
  2. Design and carryout epidemiologic studies
  3. Analyze clinical data and understand the sources, strengths and limitations of patient data
  4. Design and perform clinical trials
  5. Interact with human subjects and describe prognosis, therapies and outcomes

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Kent State University

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Kent State University

800 E Summit St
44242 Kent Ohio
United States of America

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