The Graduate Program in Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s (ISMMS) mission is to educate our students to prevent disease, protect the environment, and promote good health in partnership with the populations they serve. Through interdisciplinary research and innovation, policy analysis, and advocacy, our students and graduates translate knowledge into practice to serve local, national, and global communities.
There are four types of options for students wanting to take courses in public health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
- Master of Public Health Degree: The MPH is a 45-credit, two-year competency-based degree program that offers a general public health course of study as well as seven areas of specialization. It is intended for someone looking to enter or advance in the field.
- Advanced Certificate Program: This one-year program is designed specifically for professionals already working in public health who feel the need to acquire an additional academic credential – without devoting two full years to the endeavor. It offers three areas of specialization.
- Non-Matriculating Students: You can take individual courses within the Graduate Program in Public Health without matriculating toward a degree. Tuition is per credit and any coursework that you take as a non-matriculated student can be applied toward a degree later. Non-matriculating students are limited to 12 credit hours, after which they must apply for the MPH degree.
- Dual Degree Programs: Public health students at ISMMS have three dual-degree options that allow you to combine public health education with additional credentials.
To fulfill our mission, we have developed a series of specific goals and objectives. For each, we assess our students’ mastery of the skills by examinations, through their participation in small group discussions, by their involvement in a public health practicum, and through their efforts to produce a thesis or capstone project.
- Educate our students to enhance the health of diverse populations, consider the health of individuals within the context of the community and the environment, work within an interdisciplinary milieu, and to be competent public health practitioners.
- Equip our faculty and students with the skills and resources necessary to conduct and engage in interdisciplinary research that critically evaluates health issues of vulnerable populations and communities and leads to the development of solutions to complex public health problems.
- Provide public health-related service in collaboration with appropriate stakeholders to local and global communities, public health organizations, and institutions.