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.

Uniquely positioned within the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS), and the expansive Mount Sinai Health System, we are a preeminent research institution and graduate school known for transformative research and innovative education. (Read More About Us or View Our Quick Facts.)  

We offer rigorous, multidisciplinary and collaborative research training, spanning the full spectrum of basic, clinical and translational research. This training positions students for careers in biomedical research, health-science, public health and health care delivery, as well as many other industries that seek to recruit highly motivated individuals with the skills we provide.

Students at our Graduate School work hand in hand with some of the nation’s best researchers and educators to solve important biomedical and health-science problems, and to translate scientific discoveries into the practical world through clinical treatments and cures, and new health policies and directions for the betterment of mankind.   

As a student at our Graduate School, you will join an ever-inquisitive community of scholars, who make 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.

We offer leading-edge PhD, MD/PhD and other Dual-Degree, Master’s and Non-Degree Programs in basic science, biomedical informatics, biostatistics, clinical research, genetic counseling, health care delivery, and public health.

PhD Programs

We offer four PhD programs, including top-ranked PhD Programs in Biomedical Sciences and Neuroscience, a highly-regarded PhD in Clinical Research, and a new Physician Scholars Program for students who already have MD degrees but who now want to pursue a PhD degree. Students in these programs receive a solid foundation in core sciences, biostatistics and research methods, and will develop and conduct a research under the guidance of a mentor, culminating in a thesis. For their advanced coursework, students in our Biomedical Sciences and Neuroscience PhD Programs may choose from seven Multidisciplinary Training Areas (MTAs).  

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 8 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.