PhD Programs

At the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS), we prepare students to become independent research scientists capable of carrying out basic and translational research, which will ultimately be translated into new treatments and cures for human disease.  

PhD in Biomedical Sciences 

The PhD in Biomedical Sciences prepares students with the critical thinking and innovative technical skills essential for conducting translational and transformative research to solve important complex biomedical problems, and to pursue a career as an independent scientist. As a student, you will work with our renowned faculty and a mentor on an independent research project, culminating in your thesis. You are free to choose among seven Multidisciplinary Training Areas (MTAs) for your thesis:

PhD in Neuroscience 

The PhD in Neuroscience Program provides rigorous, multidisciplinary and highly collaborative training that emphasizes translational and transformative discoveries about the molecules, cells, circuits and behaviors that constitute nervous system function in health and disease. The program leverages the close partnership between the Icahn School of Medicine and the Mount Sinai Health System hospitals to provide an extraordinary diversity of scientific and clinical strengths, fostered by close synergy across the organization including the Department of Neuroscience, The Friedman Brain Institute, Psychiatry, Neurology, Genetics and Genomic Sciences, among others.

PhD in Clinical Research

The PhD in Clinical Research Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is an outstanding training ground for health-science professionals interested in clinical and translational research. Applicants include clinical and postdoctoral fellows, junior faculty, nurse PhDs, veterinarians, and allied health professionals, as well as MD, MD/PhD, and basic science PhD students.