About the Mount Sinai Master of Science Program in Biomedical Sciences
Mount Sinai’s Master of Science program in biomedical sciences takes advantage of the multidisciplinary research education programs on our campus, our commitment to the translation of fundamental findings in basic biomedical sciences to applications in the prevention of disease and novel therapies for disease, and the commitment to prepare students to contribute to various aspects of the biomedical enterprise.
This generalist study program provides students with the background necessary to pursue a variety of careers in the health professions, whether in doctoral programs in research or clinical medicine or for employment in the for-profit sector.
The program is intended for students who are not ready to make a five-year commitment to obtain a PhD or who need to bolster their competitiveness for MD or MD/PhD programs and value structured advanced education and research training in the biomedical sciences. Students will be taught together with incoming first-year PhD students in their core courses.
Mount Sinai’s Master of Science program in biomedical sciences requires a full-time course of study with a minimum of 45 credits. Students complete their degree requirements in three terms, with an option to continue their research for a fourth term without additional tuition payments.
The first year ensures mastery of:
- Fundamental core concepts in contemporary cellular and molecular biomedical sciences
- Application of statistical principles to experimental design and data analysis
- Responsible conduct of research
- Critical analysis and presentation of primary research literature in the biomedical sciences
In addition, a significant amount of time will be spent doing laboratory research.
Course work in the third term will be devoted to advanced elective study in the student's area of interest as well as continued work on a research project, which will form the basis for a master's thesis.
Our PM track is designed for MS students interested in pursuing an MD degree. Through a linkage program with Icahn School of Medicine, students who meet certain criteria (3.5 undergraduate GPA, 34 MCAT, 3.6 MS program GPA) will be guaranteed an interview with the School of Medicine.