MS Epidemiology Admissions

This is an innovative 12-month program that provides rigorous training in the foundational concepts, theory, and advanced methods of epidemiology with an emphasis on applying quantitative research skills to address complex public health problems. Our students will acquire skills in hypothesis formation and testing, data collection, statistical computing, research design, and interpretation of results and findings.

As part of the degree, you will complete a thesis or manuscript under the mentorship of a faculty member in an area of your interest. Possible areas include environmental health, cancer, global health, infectious diseases, nutrition, aging, and population health. Learn more about the MS in Epidemiology.

Domestic Student Application Deadline: June 1

International Student Application Deadline: May 15

As an applicant, you must possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. 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.

There is no minimum GPA requirement or GRE score requirement.

Application Requirements

  • Completed SOPHAS application including:
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Personal statement (no more than 2 pages single or double spaced)
    This statement should be a concise, well-written essay about your educational background and reasons for pursuing a graduate degree in epidemiology. You should give information about:
    • Your background as it pertains to your academic and professional goals.
    • The motivating influences that stimulated interest in your specific discipline.
      Your future career goals and objectives.
    • Indicate how an advanced degree from our program/institution will help to achieve your educational and career objectives.
  • Two (2) Letters of recommendation (on official letterhead or signed by your recommender)
  • Resume or CV
  • (Optional) Standardized test scores:
    • GRE: have ETS send scores to SOPHAS using the code 0571 Mt Sinai Sch Medicine SOPHAS
    • MCAT: have AAMC send scores to SOPHAS
    • GMAT, LSAT, and other standardized tests may be substituted for the GRE or MCAT with written permission from the program

Application Requirements for International Students

Admissions requirements for international applicants includes both government and school regulated processes. International students requiring a F-1 Visa must enroll on a full-time basis beginning Fall 2023. Students who are F1 visa-holders in the US are expected to register for a full time course of study until the term they expect to graduate. F1 visa-holders are expected to meet the 34 credits required for the MS in Epidemiology degree.

SOPHAS requires that transcripts from colleges and universities outside the United States and Canada be evaluated by World Education Services. Please visit this site for instructions.

The TOEFL or IELTS is required for international applicants for whom English is a second language or those who have not received a university degree at an English-speaking institution. Successful applicants typically have TOEFL scores of 100 or above and IELTS band scores of 7.5 or above. Applicants submitting TOEFL scores may send them directly to SOPHAS using code #5688. Applicants submitting IELTS scores must send them directly to our admissions office at the following address:

Graduate Program in Public Health
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1403
New York, New York 10029

Tuition and Financial Aid

The MS in Epidemiology program requires the completion of 34 credits for degree conferral. Tuition for the current Academic Year 2022-2023 is $1,350 per credit. Learn more about tuition and fees for our degree programs. Students with demonstrated financial need may be eligible for financial aid. 

For more information please visit our Tuition and Financial Aid page.