Demand for jobs in medical research is growing at a rapid rate and requires a skilled and diverse workforce. The Master of Science in Biomedical Science (MSBS) program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai provides the necessary training through a rigorous curriculum and laboratory practice, fully utilizing the wide variety of multidisciplinary educational programs available on our medical campus. Located in the heart of New York City, an important hub at the crossroads between cutting-edge medicine and research, the program allows for a truly unique learning experience and is specifically geared toward students who want to have a career in health care, basic research, or the pharmaceutical and life sciences industry.
The MSBS is a four-semester full-time, 45-credit (minimum) degree program that consists of both PhD or MD level coursework and laboratory research working with world-renowned scientists. The program includes choosing one of three different core curriculum blocks (Biomedical Science, Systems Biology, or Neuroscience), as well as a broad range of elective courses covering basic and clinical research, data science, public health, and many more to tailor your education to what best fits your career goals. For their research projects, MSBS students benefit from more than 350 faculty with active research programs that offer a multidisciplinary range of world-class laboratories that they can join.
Our small student-to-faculty ratio allows us to provide you with personalized mentoring to navigate different career alternatives. You will have the opportunity to develop personal and professional relationships that are important to professional success.
The courses and research training are fully integrated to form a comprehensive program of advanced education that prepares you for the next step in your career—whether it be employment or more advanced graduate studies such as doctoral research or medical school. You will leave Icahn Mount Sinai with the confidence to succeed, together with a degree and the skills that will make you a better scientist and a highly desirable job applicant.