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 Program

The objective of our Master’s Degree programs is to promote excellence and foster scholarly inquiry as we focus on providing a robust understanding of theoretical frameworks and the most advanced research methods.

Dual Degrees and Specialty Programs

If you are looking to expand and apply your MD training to broader professional horizons, we offer several dual degree and specialty programs. We have designed each program to maximize the learning experience in multiple areas of study and to provide you with an entry point to a rich variety of postgraduate career options. 

Public Health Education Progams

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.