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College of Public Health
Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology
Course Delivery

100% Online

Total Credits


Approximate Program Cost



Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)

Program Overview

The Master of Science degree in Clinical Epidemiology is an advanced program that prepares students in 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, students apply good clinical practices and master clinical trials management, statistical analysis, study monitoring, ethics in clinical research, pharmacoepidemiology and regulatory affairs. 

The MS in Clinical Epidemiology 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.

Depending on background, career opportunities for graduates of our clinical epidemiology master’s degree program include clinician researchers leading clinical research teams or as members of research teams who are largely responsible for the methodology to conduct clinical research studies and analyze clinical data. Graduates may also continue their education to pursue a doctoral or professional degree.

Accreditation: The MS degree in Clinical Epidemiology is in a Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)-accredited College of Public Health.

Program Structure

  • 36 minimum credit hours
  • Graduate in as few as 1.5 years or 4 semesters

Admissions Requirements

  • Submission of a completed application and application fee
  • 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
  • Acceptable GRE scores (or another approved standardized test such as MCAT, LSAT, DAT, PCAT OR MAT). Scores older than five years are not acceptable and require retaking the GRE. GRE scores may be waived, as determined by graduate coordinator using program criteria.  Contact the graduate coordinator for more information
  • Three letters of recommendation from college or university faculty
  • Official transcripts from all educational institutions you have attended
  • Personal goal statement (to be submitted online during the application process)
  • Applicants to the program who have limited clinical or science backgrounds may be advised to take additional coursework to prepare them for the field. Determinations will be made by the admissions committee when the student is admitted conditionally to the program

Conditional Admission

Applicants to our clinical epidemiology master’s degree program who do not meet the minimum university and/or program requirements may be considered for conditional admission. Admission in such cases will depend heavily on other indices of the student’s ability to handle graduate-level work. These might include strong performance on standardized tests, GPA in the major and/or other experiences that are clearly indicative of strong academic ability.

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Courses for the online MS in Clinical Epidemiology cover a range of theoretical and practical topics relevant for professionals involved in clinical epidemiological research. These include biostatistics, experimental and observational design, regression analysis, and ethical issues in epidemiology.  Students also choose 5-6 credit hours of electives in topics such as pharmacoepidemiology, epidemiology of infectious or chronic disease, and regulatory affairs in clinical research. To fulfill the program’s 6-credit culminating requirement, students can choose to complete either a research practicum or a thesis.

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Tuition and Fees

Ohio Residents Out of State
Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Program Cost Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Program Cost
$536 $1,608 Approximate Cost: $19,300 $546 $1,638 Approximate Cost: $19,600

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.

Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. For a complete listing of tuition rates for approved online programs please contact the One Stop for Student Services at 330-672-6000, or via our website Contact Us link.

The total program costs are estimates and are not final or binding. Program costs are based on standard fees, but fees may vary based on the actual classes taken.  Kent State University disclaims any liability arising from the use of or reliance upon these program cost estimates by any person.  Program costs are subject to change without notice.

Additional out-of-state surcharge for students enrolled in an online program: All Graduate—All Campuses: $10/hr.

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