About The Graduate School

At the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, we prepare you with the critical thinking and innovative technical skills you need to become leaders and change-makers in the rapidly-evolving world of biomedical sciences, public health policy and health care, as well as for a variety other fields in which these skills are applied. Our graduates are sought-after for positions in research in academia and industry, allied health care, consulting, finance, medical and scientific writing, government and non-profit organizations.

We attract multi-talented students from the world's best schools, who come from diverse backgrounds and have diverse academic interests. We provide you with the very best, most diverse resources and multidisciplinary training available.

With funding from our former $2.25 billion strategic plan, we invested heavily with an aim toward leading in many areas of current research advances. These include experimental therapeutics, emerging pathogens, high-performance computing, sophisticated in vivo and in vitro imaging modalities, genomic infrastructure and analysis of big data, stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. We are also committed to leading advances in cancer research through our NCI-designated cancer center.

Individualized Training and Supportive Learning Environment

We have experienced high growth in our graduate faculty in recent years, while consciously keeping our class sizes small. Small classes, coupled with our team-based learning approach, enable you to enjoy the personalized learning environment of a small, close-knit community, while having access to the vast scientific, clinical and translational resources of a top medical school and hospital system.

Our faculty put great emphasis on the quality of training and mentoring you receive, and do everything in their power to ensure your success.  Our accomplished researchers and committed educators ensure that you have a supportive, inspiring, and personalized learning environment to help you reach your maximum potential, as a student and a human being.

Because we are a “standalone” graduate school not attached to an undergraduate institution, our faculty has more time to invest in your training.

Accelerated and Expanded Programs

We have accelerated our PhD and MD/PhD programs, while raising our standards, enabling students to start applying their knowledge earlier in their careers. The average time for completion of our PhD program is 4.8 years; the average time of completion for our dual MD/PhD program is 7.8 years.  

We have also expanded our Master’s programs to reflect new directions and requisite new skills in basic research and allied health care. In addition to leading, longstanding programs in Clinical Research, Public Health and Genetic Counseling, we’ve added a new 1-year Master’s in Biostatistics Program, a 2-year Master’s in Biomedical Informatics Program, and a 21-month online Master's in Health Care Delivery Leadership Program.  

We offer summer undergraduate research training programs for exceptional students who have not yet graduated (SURP) and for students from minority or disadvantaged backgrounds who have graduated but would like to acquire more research experience (PREP). For experienced health-science professionals looking to build their skills and advance their careers in Biomedical Informatics, Biostatistics, Clinical Research and Public Health, we also provide specialized tracks and non-degree certificate training. 

Innovative Curriculum

While expanding our programs, we continuously monitor and improve the quality of our training. Our new curriculum integrates research methodologies and biostatistics into all our programs’ core courses, and enables students to cross-register in programs for advanced electives. This pioneering, individualized mix-and-match approach not only reinforces our commitment to multidisciplinary training, but also enables you to tailor your graduate education to your interests and needs, and to explore multiple career options.

Recent collaborations with academic and industry partners, including Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)Stony Brook UniversityThe Cooper Union and CUNY Graduate Center allow our students to take advantage of graduate courses in mathematics, engineering, computer science, chemistry, physics, and other technical disciplines not offered at Mount Sinai to broaden their learning experiences, and to advance their training and accelerate their job searches.

Our faculty, mentors, and Dean for Student Affairs and Career Services oversee skills-based career training, counseling and mentoring to help prepare you for new careers and leadership roles.

Prime Location in New York City

Our prime New York City location is another great reason to choose our Graduate School, providing a diversity of healthcare opportunities, along with the opportunity to live a well-balanced life through exploring this vibrant and multicultural community we call home. 

New York City is an international hub of biomedical innovation, education, industry, for-profit and non-profit public health organizations. It’s a great place for you to pursue a graduate education and also a great place to launch a career, with boundless opportunities for industry internships and real-world field work.

If you’re looking for a great graduate education that will change your life and equip you with the skills you need to help change the world, join us at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.