How to Apply

Applicants to the Master of Public Health Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) come from diverse ethnic, economic, and educational backgrounds that enrich the educational experience, including:

  • Students just out of undergraduate programs
  • Professionals seeking to change careers
  • Professionals from law, medicine, nursing, social work, and business
  • Medical students
  • Resident and fellow physicians

Applicants must possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. While most of the programs have no specific course requirements, we review official transcripts for demonstration of satisfactory performance in quantitative and qualitative methods and in social and biological sciences. We select students based on demonstrated past academic achievement.

Applicants to the Master of Public Health program must submit an application through SOPHAS, the centralized application service for public health schools and programs. The Program reviews applications on a rolling basis, and considers students for matriculation for three academic terms: fall, spring I, and spring II. An applicant must submit a complete application by the deadline to be eligible for review. The required application materials include:

  • Completed SOPHAS application, including fee
  • Official transcripts from all academic institutions attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Resume or CV
  • GRE or MCAT scores
  • Scores from the TOEFL exam if English is your second language

Application Deadlines are:

  • Fall – June 1
  • Spring I – November 1
  • Spring II – February 1

All applicants for Fall 2017 who wish to be considered for scholarships should apply by the priority deadline:  February 1st, 2017

IMPORTANT NOTE: The SOPHAS application prompts you to select which specialty track you are interested in pursuing. We use this information only to gauge student interest; it is not final. You can elect to switch tracks or finalize your track once you are admitted to the program. If you are unsure of your specialty track interest, please select General Public Health.

The Advanced Certificate in Public Health is a 15 credit hour program completed within one year. Students choose from three concentrations of study:

  • General Public Health
  • Global Health
  • Outcomes Research

The Advanced Certificate credential serves as a foundation for public health training for practitioners, researchers, and other trainees who are interested in enhancing their public health skillset.

While enrolled in the certificate program, you may only register for the courses outlined in the advanced certificate program curriculum, to a maximum of 15 credits.

If you apply and are accepted into the MPH program, you can apply the credits that you accrued in the Advanced Certificate program toward the MPH degree.

How to Apply

Applicants to the Advanced Certificate in Public Health Program will need to submit several items.

  • Completed SOPHAS Express Application
  • Application fee
  • Official transcripts from all academic institutions attended
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Resume or CV
  • Scores from the TOEFL exam if English is your second language

We do not review applications for admission until we have received all supporting documents. We review applications for the Advanced Certificate in Public Health on a rolling basis, with students entering in the upcoming fall term. Our deadline for admission to the fall term is two weeks prior to the start of classes. Students can apply to take courses at the start of winter and spring terms as well. At the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) Admissions Office, we process all applications online. Final deadlines are:

  • Fall – August 1
  • Spring I – December 1
  • Spring II – March 1

 If you are an international student, your admissions requirements include both government and school regulated processes.

The MPH and certificate programs are offered on a full time and part time basis. International students requiring a F-1 visa are eligible to apply only to the full time mph degree and certificate programs. Full time students are expected to complete the mph degree in two years and the certificate program in one year. Full time students are required to register for a minimum of 6 to 7 credits per term.

For international applicants or those attending foreign institutions, note that SOPHAS requires that transcripts from colleges and universities outside the United States be evaluated by World Education Services. Please visit this site for instructions.

For any questions regarding the certificate program, please contact the program advisor, Elisabeth Brodbeck.

Elisabeth Brodbeck, MPH, MA
Email: elisabeth.brodbeck@mssm.edu
Telephone: 212-824-7322
Fax: 212-824-2327

Non-matriculation is an option for those not prepared to enter a degree program but who are interested in learning about certain public health topics. Students can take individual courses in public health without matriculating toward a degree. To apply, students submit:

 

If you are an international student, your admissions requirements include both government and school regulated processes.

The MPH and certificate programs are offered on a full time and part time basis. International students requiring a F-1 visa are eligible to apply only to the full time mph degree and certificate programs.* Full time students are expected to complete the mph degree in two years and the certificate program in one year. Full time students are required to register for a minimum of 6 to 7 credits per term.

*beginning Fall 2018 

For international applicants or those attending foreign institutions, note that SOPHAS requires that transcripts from colleges and universities outside the United States be evaluated by World Education Services. Please visit this site for instructions.

We do not consider applications until we have received ALL supporting documents.