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Master of Science in Epidemiology Admissions

The Master of Science (MS) in Epidemiology at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is a dynamic 12-month program. We offer a comprehensive curriculum that equips students with the essential skills and knowledge to address complex public health challenges using quantitative research methods. From hypothesis formation and data collection to statistical analysis and result interpretation, our students gain expertise in all aspects of epidemiological research.

Join a diverse community of students from various ethnic, economic, and educational backgrounds, fostering a rich and vibrant learning environment. Our program attracts a wide range of individuals, including medical students, resident and fellow physicians, and those seeking to advance their research careers. The opportunities for growth and networking are abundant, as you collaborate with peers who share your passion for improving public health outcomes.

How to Apply

You must possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university to be considered for the MS in Epidemiology program. 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 requirements include: 

  • Completed SOPHAS application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended 
  • Personal statement (no more than two 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
  • How an advanced degree from our program/institution will help to achieve your educational and career objectives 
  • Two letters of recommendation (on official letterhead and signed by your recommender) 
  • Resume or CV 
  • (Optional) Standardized test scores: 
    • GRE: Have the Educational Testing Service send your score to SOPHAS using the code 0571 Mt Sinai Sch Medicine SOPHAS 
    • MCAT: Have the Association of American Medical Colleges send your score to SOPHAS 
    • GMAT, LSAT, and other standardized tests may be substituted for the GRE or MCAT with written permission from the program 

Application Dates and Deadlines

The deadline for domestic student applications is June 1. The deadline for international student applications is May 15.

International Students

Admissions requirements for international applicants includes both government- and school-regulated processes. International students requiring an F-1 Visa must enroll on a full-time basis beginning in fall 2023. Students who are F1 visa-holders in the United States are expected to register for a full-time course of study until the term they expect to graduate. F1 visa-holders must 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 the World Education Services.

Either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (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 or 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 2023-2024 academic year is $1,400 per credit. Students with demonstrated financial need may be eligible for financial aid