Admissions

The Admissions Committee of the Clinical Research Education Program considers all the data we receive on each applicant before making our decisions. You should be sure to submit all materials in the checklist below, and complete the process through the online application. (You will need to have or create a free user account).

Program Eligibility

To succeed in our program, you will need to have a working knowledge of basic medical terminology and major concepts of health and illness. Many of our students have degrees in medicine, nursing, or the allied health professions. The Admissions Committee will carefully review applications from those without formal training, but we will also carefully consider your application with pertinent work experience or undergraduate studies in the health sciences.

You need to have earned a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.

Tuition and Financial Aid 

Learn more about tuition and fees for each of our degree programs. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Application Process for All Programs

Each program has specific application requirements of its own. Admissions details for our PhD in Clinical Research (PhDCR); Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR); Clinical Research Training Program (CRTP); Patient Oriented Research Training (PORTAL) MD/MSCR program; and those for non-matriculated students are all provided below.

We review PhD applications and supporting documentation throughout the year for admission to the upcoming fall term. You should be sure to submit all materials in the checklist below, and complete the process through the online application. (You will need to have or create a free user account). For PhD Program candidates, we require the following:

  • Completed online application

  • Official transcripts from all institutions of higher learning attended.  

  • Two  letters of recommendation.  

  • Personal statement

  • Resume or CV

  • Preliminary research plan

  • GRE, MCAT, or USMLE scores. (GRE code 2464)

  • TOEFL scores if applicable (see instructions for foreign applicants)

  • $80 application fee

Application Deadline

August 1 for all Domestic Students
July 1 for all Foreign Nationals    

What Happens Next?

If we are seriously considering your application for our PhD program, we may invite you for an interview. A telephone interview is possible if geographical considerations are overwhelming.

                                                                       

 

We review Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) applications and supporting documentation throughout the year for admission to the upcoming Fall term. Matriculation at other times during the Spring I and Spring II term is possible for the program, but only with the permission of the program director.

You should be sure to submit all materials in the checklist below, and complete the process through the online application (you will need to have or create a free user account).

For MSCR candidates, we require the following :

  • Completed online application

  • Official transcripts from all institutions of higher learning attended

  • Two letters of recommendation

  • Personal Statement

  • Resume or CV

  • Preliminary research plan

  • GRE, MCAT, or USMLE scores. (GRE  code 2464.)

  • TOEFL scores if applicable (see instructions for foreign applicants)

  • $80 application fee

What Happens Next?

If we are seriously considering your application for our MSCR program, we may invite you for an interview. A telephone interview is possible if geographical considerations are overwhelming.

Application Deadlines

Fall:         August 1 for all Domestic Students
               July 1 for all Foreign Nationals                                                                  
Spring I:   December 1 (only with permission of program director)
Spring II:  March 1 (only with permission of program director)

 

We review Clinical Research Training Program (CRTP) applications and supporting documentation throughout the year for admission to the upcoming Fall term.

You should be sure to submit all materials in the checklist below, and complete the process through the online application. (You will need to have or create a free user account).

For CRTP candidates, we require the following:

  • Completed online application

  • Official transcripts from all institutions of higher learning attended

  • Two letters of recommendation

  • Personal Statement

  • Resume or CV

  • GRE, MCAT, or USMLE scores ( GRE code 2464.)

  • TOEFL scores if applicable (see instructions for foreign applicants

  • $80 Application fee 

Application Deadlines

Fall:         August 1 for all Domestic Students
               July 1 for all Foreign Nationals                                                                  
Spring I:   December 1 (only with permission of program director)
Spring II:  March 1 (only with permission of program director)

PORTAL is a competitive MD/MSCR program. In addition to meeting the requirements for admission to the MD program, you will need to have substantive clinical or translational research experience. To learn more, review the admissions criteria for PORTAL.

If you graduated from a foreign college or university and have completed an academic program equivalent to an American bachelor's degree, you may apply for admission.

You are required to have foreign transcripts translated into English by a certified foreign credential translation service (ex. WES, ECE, FIS). Please have both the translated documents and the original transcripts from your school sent directly to the:

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Admissions Office
Tel: 212-241-6696
admissions@mssm.edu

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Clinical Research Education Program
One Gustave L. Levy Place,
Box 1002
New York, NY 10029

Please contact the program administration should you have any questions.

In addition, the TOEFL is required if your native language is not English and/or - if your education was not conducted in English. We look for a computer test score of 250 or higher. If you received your first university degree in an English-speaking country, you may request an exemption from TOEFL.

If you are an accepted international student, you will need to get information on getting the appropriate visa: Please contact:

International Personnel Office
320 East 94th Street
5th floor
New York, NY, 10029
Tel: 212-731-7744