MS Clinical Research Program Admissions

Our distinguished Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) program attracts forward-thinking students from around the world.  As a student in the Clinical Research Education Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, you have the opportunity to gain knowledge, skills, and experience to successfully launch a career in clinical and translational research. Our program will also better position you to pursue a degree in medicine, pharmacy, dentistry and other health care related professional degrees. Training in our MSCR program will provide you with the opportunity to work with top tier investigators within the largest hospital network in New York.

How to Apply

Applicants to the Master of Science in Clinical Research program will need to have earned a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. 

To apply to the MS in Clinical Research program, please submit the following:

  • Completed online application (you will need to have or create a free user account)
  • 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 & Decisions

We consider all the data we receive from each applicant before making our decisions.  We review Master of Science in Clinical Research applications and supporting documentation throughout the year for admission to the upcoming Fall term. In addition, the program accepts applications for matriculation during the Spring I and Spring II term. Specific term deadlines are:

Fall:           July 1 for all Domestic Students
                 June 1 for all Foreign Nationals

Spring I:    December 1 for all Domestic Students
                 November 1 for all Foreign Nationals

Spring II:   March 1 for all Domestic Students
                 February 1 for all Foreign Nationals

Admissions Requirements for Foreign Students

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 to the Master in Clinical Research program.

Applicants 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
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. Our International Personnel Office is able to help and can be reached at (212) 241-8300.