Welcome to the Graduate Program in Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Our program offers training in public health research and practice within the largest health care system in New York City.
Our MPH students come from diverse ethnic, economic, and educational backgrounds, including:
- Students just out of undergraduate programs
- Professionals seeking to enhance their careers
- Professionals seeking to change careers
- Professionals from law, medicine, nursing, social work, and business fields
- Medical students
- Residents and fellows
“Mount Sinai is known as one of the biggest healthcare networks and having that recognition was something I wanted my name attached to. I had a family friend that did a trial treatment for Hepatitis C and he was cured at Mount Sinai. That legacy was a full circle moment for me.” - Priscilla Agyeman, Global Health/MPH Student
How to Apply
Applicants to the MPH program must possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
To apply to the Master of Public Health program at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, please submit the following:
- Completed SOPHAS application, including fee
- Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
- Three letters of recommendation
- Personal statement of no more than two pages describing your interest in public health, specific interest in our program, and future career goals
- Resume or CV
- GRE or MCAT scores
- TOEFL or IELTS scores, if applicable
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, among other qualifications.
Application Deadlines & Decisions
The admissions committee 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 completed application by the deadline to be eligible for review. Application deadlines by academic term are:
- Fall: June 1
- Spring I: November 1
- Spring II: February 1
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.”
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 must submit the following:
- Completed SOPHAS application
- One letter of recommendation
- Personal statement
- Resume or CV
International Students Admissions Process
Admissions requirements for international applicants includes both government and School regulated processes. The MPH program is 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 program beginning Fall 2018. Full time students are expected to complete the MPH degree in two years. 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, 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 begin considering applications once we have received all supporting documents.