MS Clinical Research

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
  • Official transcripts from all institutions of higher learning attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Resume or CV
  • GRE and/or MCAT scores are not required; however, you are welcome to submit your scores if you have already taken the exam(s)
  • TOEFL and USMLE scores if applicable (see instructions for foreign applicants)

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.  Application deadlines are:

Fall 2024
July 1, 2024 – Domestic Students
June 1, 2024 – 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.

Foreign transcripts should be translated into English and accompanied by a course-by-course evaluation from a certified foreign credential translation service. A course-by-course evaluation is an English translation of your transcript, in which each course grade has been translated into the American equivalent grade. The most common company used by applicants is WES; however, you may submit an evaluation from any of the companies listed on the following page:

If the foreign credential translation service provides an electronic transmission option, it is recommended that you choose that option when you request for your document to be sent to ISMMS. If the foreign credential translation service does not offer an electronic transmission option, the documents should be mailed to:

Office of Admissions
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1002
New York, NY 10029

Please contact the program administration should you have any questions.

In addition, TOEFL scores are required if your native language is not English. We look for a TOEFL score of 100 or higher. If you received a university degree in an English-speaking country, you may request an exemption from the TOEFL. IELTS scores are accepted if an applicant has not taken the TOEFL.

If you are an accepted international student, you will need information on obtaining the appropriate visa. Our International Personnel Office is able to help and can be reached at (212) 241-8300.