The Graduate Program in Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s (ISMMS) mission is to educate our students to prevent disease, protect the environment, and promote good health in partnership with the populations they serve. Through interdisciplinary research and innovation, policy analysis, and advocacy, our students and graduates translate knowledge into practice to serve local, national, and global communities.
There are four types of options for students wanting to take courses in public health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
- Master of Public Health Degree: The MPH is a 45-credit, two-year competency-based degree program that offers a general public health course of study as well as seven areas of specialization. It is intended for someone looking to enter or advance in the field.
- Advanced Certificate Program: This one-year program is designed specifically for professionals already working in public health who feel the need to acquire an additional academic credential – without devoting two full years to the endeavor. It offers three areas of specialization.
- Non-Matriculating Students: You can take individual courses within the Graduate Program in Public Health without matriculating toward a degree. Tuition is per credit and any coursework that you take as a non-matriculated student can be applied toward a degree later. Non-matriculating students are limited to 12 credit hours, after which they must apply for the MPH degree.