The translation of fundamental findings in the biomedical sciences into practical applications for disease prevention and treatment has always been a foundation of medical research and development. The Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MSBS) program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) takes advantage of the full range of the multidisciplinary research education programs available on our campus as we further our commitment to preparing students to make significant contributions to the health care industry.
The Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences program is a full-time, 45 credit (minimum) degree program designed to be completed in three semesters, with an option continue for a fourth semester at no additional cost. It consists of both PhD or MD level coursework and research.
The program is aimed at students who are not ready to make a five year commitment to obtain a PhD, or those 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.
Our highly successful MSBS program has been around for 10 years. Approximately 70 percent of our graduates go on to medical school, 20 percent enter into PhD programs in the sciences, and around 10 percent move on to careers in the industry.
Our small student to faculty ratio gives you the chance to get to know your colleagues and teachers, as well as form the kind of lifelong professional relationships that are important to success.
Once you’ve completed the program you will be well prepared for the next step in your professional development. Graduates of the MSBS program are fully equipped to go onto more advanced graduate studies such as doctoral research, and are equally well suited for medical school, or jobs in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and health care industries. You will leave ISMMS with the confidence to succeed, and you will have a degree and the skills that will make you a better scientist and a highly desirable job applicant.