Master of Science in Epidemiology Program

We are pleased to announce the Fall 2020 launch of the Master of Science in Epidemiology Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

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.

Degree Requirements

The program has a structured curriculum that can be completed in 12 months full time. We expect that you will complete 34 credits with a minimum grade point average of  3.0 (B).


Graduates of the program are prepared to take on roles in academic research settings, government, hospitals, and private industry. You will also be qualified to pursue doctoral education in epidemiology and related areas of study.