The Graduate School

At the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, we are deeply invested in cultivating the next generation of scientists and health professionals who make a profound impact on human health, locally and globally.

Our School is agilely positioned within the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS), and the expansive Mount Sinai Health System, in one of the most diverse and vibrant cities in the world, New York City, an international hub of biomedical innovation and industry.

Providing an academically rigorous and stimulating environment, we are breaking down disciplinary barriers to foster collaboration and reach new frontiers. Ours is a community of scholars, ever inquisitive, making strategic and meaningful connections between science, medicine, education, and health care delivery. We encourage our faculty and students to take the kind of measured risks that drive innovation and spur advances.

Our graduate offerings include leading-edge Masters, PhD and non-degree programs in basic science, clinical research, public health, health care delivery, and genetic counseling. This integrative framework increases your opportunities as a graduate student to engage in translational research and to cross-register across programs.

PhD Programs

As a candidate in our PhD programs, you will receive a solid foundation in core sciences, biostatistics, and research methods leading to a PhD degree in biomedical sciences or neuroscience. For advanced coursework, you will choose from one or more of our seven Multidisciplinary Training Areas (MTAs). You will develop and conduct a research project under the guidance of a mentor, which culminates in your thesis.

Master’s Programs

We offer eight Master’s Degree programs that cover the full spectrum of basic, clinical and applied science education and training, and help to translate and transfer research from the lab into practice and policy:  

Dual Degrees and Specialty Programs

Our six dual degree and specialty programs provide education and training for students who wish to pursue a versatile choice of career paths through combining advanced degrees in medicine, basic and clinical science, or public health:

Public Health Education Programs

The mission of the Public Health Education Programs at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s (ISMMS) is to educate our students to prevent disease, protect the environment, and promote good health in partnership with the populations they serve. Through interdisciplinary research and innovation, policy analysis, and advocacy, our students and graduates translate knowledge into practice to serve local, national, and global communities.

Clinical Research Education Programs

Clinical Research Education Programs at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City offers exceptional training in clinical and translational research. Our goal is to provide training in patient-oriented clinical and translational research (didactic and experiential).

Non Degree Programs

We offer a number of non-degree programs geared to high school, undergraduate, and post-graduate students.