Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to frequently asked questions by prospective Public Health graduate students about admission and programs offered at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

How do I apply?
Applications to our MS in Epidemiology program are accepted via SOPHAS, the centralized application service for public health schools and programs. 

You may review application requirements on our MS in Epidemiology Admissions page. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Once a completed application is verified in SOPHAS, a decision is typically rendered within a few weeks. Applicants will be notified via email.

Are international students eligible to apply?
As of December 2022, international students are eligible to apply for the MS in Epidemiology program. 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.

Are standardized test scores required?
We no longer require GRE or other standardized test scores for admission to our program. However, those applicants who would like their scores considered as part of their application should send their official scores from the testing agency directly to SOPHAS for verification purposes.

For information on how to submit official scores, please visit SOPHAS here.

When are courses offered? How long does it take to complete the degree?
Our courses are offered Monday – Thursday beginning the earliest at 4pm and ending the latest at 8pm. This structured curriculum program can be completed in one year full time.

Tuition and Financial Aid

What is the current cost of tuition?
Tuition for the current 2022-2023 Academic Year is $1,350 per credit. The degree requires 34 credits.

Does your program offer financial aid and work study?
Yes, many students qualify for financial aid. To learn more, visit the Office of Student Financial Services.

Student and Alumni

Who are the current students?
Our students come from diverse ethnic, economic, and educational backgrounds that serve to enrich the educational experience. Our recent graduates have included:

  • Medical students
  • Resident and fellow physicians
  • Those looking to advance their research careers

Where do graduates go on to work after graduation?
Graduates of our program are prepared to take on roles in academic research settings, clinical practice, government, hospitals, or private industries. They are also likely to pursue doctoral education in the field of epidemiology and related areas of study.