Clinical Research Education Programs

The Clinical Research Education Programs at Icahn School of Medicine offer exceptional training in bioethics, clinical, and translational research for health science professionals interested in developing a career in research. Typical applicants include clinical and postdoctoral fellows, junior faculty, nurses, veterinarians, research coordinators, and allied health professionals, as well as MD, MD/PhD, and basic science PhD students who have the foundation to successfully launch clinical and/or translational research careers.

Core competencies include:

  • understanding major clinical, translational, and public health research problems;
  • implementing observational and experimental clinical research methods and study designs;
  • understanding of measurement and methodological issues in incorporating basic science, translational, clinical, and population variables into clinical research;
  • data analysis and management;
  • written and oral scientific communication and dissemination skills; and
  • research ethics.

Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR)

The MSCR is a two-year program that provides an exceptional educational experience to outstanding health professionals. The MSCR incorporates graduate coursework including biostatistics, epidemiology, research design, data analysis, and grant writing as well as a mentored clinical research project leading to a master’s thesis. While the program is designed to be completed in two years, coursework can be taken over a longer period of time.

PhD in Clinical Research

The PhD in Clinical Research is designed for outstanding candidates who desire a more intense educational experience leading to a PhD and a career in clinical or translational research. The program provides a strong didactic foundation combined with a mentored clinical research experience leading to a doctoral degree in clinical research.

Clinical Research Training Program (CRTP)

The CRTP is a one-year certificate version of the MSCR program that includes all of the core coursework without the master’s thesis requirement.

Master of Science in Bioethics

Mount Sinai also has a strong curriculum for teaching bioethics to MS, MD, and PhD students and house staff.  The Bioethics program has institutional relationships with City University of New York (CUNY) and Union College and is part of an international academic consortium on bioethics that includes Oxford University, King’s College London, Maastricht University, and Bar Ilan University. The Master of Science in Bioethics degree is offered through a joint program with Union Graduate College.

How to apply

Applicants for the clinical research programs must hold a bachelor’s degree, a professional degree (MD, DMD, PharmD, RN, NP, MSW), or a basic science PhD from a U.S. accredited institution.

To apply, please complete the online application.

Deadline for submission

Applications will be considered from early spring to late summer for entry in the upcoming academic year.


Contact Us

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Tel: 212-824-7264

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