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.

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

Our Master of Public Health (MPH) program trains you to apply the principles of public health to research, delivery of care, and population-based initiatives, with an emphasis on community health, health promotion, and disease prevention. We champion community engagement and cultural sensitivity, emphasizing service and collaboration on health initiatives.

Our Master of Biomedical Sciences program rises to meet the demand for graduates in generalist medical sciences. It provides the foundational essentials for a variety of health professions, or for continuation onto a PhD.

Our Master of Science in Genetic Counseling program offers an exciting synthesis of science, medicine, and patient care. Leveraging the incredible resources and expertise of the ISMMS and the Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences. This program provides students with the knowledge and skills for board certification by the American Board of Genetic Counseling.

A number of options exist for students to pursue multiple degrees simultaneously as well. The NIH-funded Medical Scientist Training Program allows you to earn both MD and PhD degrees, for a career as a physician scientist and innovation leader. Through our MD/MPH program, you can complete a Master's in Public Health during your four years of medical school and use that education to further work in community and/or preventive medicine. We also offer a dual degree program which allows you to pursue your Masters of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) during medical school; this is the MD/MSCR (PORTAL) program.

In all of our graduate programs, we provide an unprecedented breadth and depth of opportunity for you to personalize your studies and meet your own specific goals in research and academics. Our graduates enter the workforce in high demand, with a world of career choices before them.