Master of Science in Epidemiology Program

The Master of Science in Epidemiology program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is designed to offer the essential skills and depth of knowledge you need to achieve a successful career in academia, public health agencies, nongovernmental organizations, hospitals and industry, and improve the health of populations globally. 

The Master of Science in Epidemiology is a 12-month program that offers the opportunity to gain analytical skills and new epidemiological tools for research and policy making while studying and conducting research with some of the world’s most accomplished epidemiology and clinical faculties. Courses are offered Monday-Thursday 4pm- 9pm. The program has a structured curriculum that can be completed in 12 months full time. There are also part time options available.

Core competencies

Upon completion of the program, all graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of the role of epidemiology research for public health and clinical medicine. 
  2. Demonstrate fundamental skills in epidemiology research and biostatistics. 
  3. Critically evaluate the state of evidence and the biomedical literature through knowledge gained of epidemiology methods, including study designs, measures of association, measurement error, bias, confounding, mediation, effect measure modification and causal inference.
  4. Formulate and develop sound research questions that address existing public health problems. 
  5. Choose and implement an appropriate epidemiology study design to address a well-defined research question related to a public health problem. 
  6. Develop a foundation for designing valid and cost-efficient protocols to address the defined research question and public health problem.
  7. Develop and apply quantitative skills to analyze and/or synthesize epidemiological data.
  8. Demonstrate practical experience and knowledge in designing, implementing, analyzing and summarizing as written and oral communications an epidemiology research project.
  9. Understand and identify ethical issues related to research of human subjects and the collection, maintenance, use, transfer and dissemination of epidemiologic data.