Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the students?

MPH students are drawn from diverse ethnic, economic, and educational backgrounds that serve to enrich the educational experience. Our recent graduates have included:

  • College graduates
  • Professionals seeking to change careers
  • Professionals from law, medicine, nursing, social work, business
  • Medical students
  • Resident and fellow physicians

Where do MPH graduates work after completing their degree?

Our graduates pursue careers in a wide variety of settings: hospitals, clinics, departments of health, and industry. They work in basic public health practice, management, and research. If you would like to speak to a graduate, please contact program administration to arrange a meeting.

Can I complete the MPH degree while attending medical school?

Yes. Students matriculating at Icahn School of Medicine can complete both degrees in four years. MPH course work is completed during the first two years of medical school. Students who apply to Icahn School of Medicine do not need to submit a separate application to the MPH Program. Contact the MPH program administrator for more information.

How do I apply?

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and students are considered for matriculation for the upcoming fall term. Deadline for admission to the fall term is two weeks prior to the start of classes in the fall. Students can apply to take courses at the start of winter and spring terms as well. All applications are completed online and processed by the Mount Sinai Admissions Office.

May I take classes without enrolling for the MPH degree?

Yes. Nonmatriculating students are welcome. Nonmatriculating students must submit required information via the online site. Tuition is per credit, and coursework taken as a nonmatriculated student can be applied toward the degree if you later decide to apply for degree completion. Nonmatriculating students may take up to 12 credits, after which they must apply for the MPH degree program.