College of Public Health
131 Moulton Hall
Kent Campus

Mission of the College

The mission of the College of Public Health is to advance public health by preparing leaders, scientists and practitioners to collaborate with community partners in conducting impactful research and practice to solve public health challenges.

Kent State University's College of Public Health was established in 2009 to educate and prepare students to meet the current and projected shortage of public health professionals in Ohio and the nation. It is one of only two schools of public health in Ohio and the first to offer a Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree. In addition to the bachelor's degree, the college also offers Master of Public Health degrees in Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Public Health; a Master of Science degree in Clinical Epidemiology; a Doctor of Philosophy degree; graduate certificates in Clinical Research, Healthcare Compliance and LGBTQ+ Public Health; and combined bachelor's/master's degree programs. The academic programs integrate theory and practice to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills to address and solve the health challenges of the 21st century. Faculty engage in innovative research that seeks answers to some of society's most challenging public health issues. Partners include local health departments, community organizations, health care institutions and businesses; those partnerships provide students with applied practical experiences in public health.