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Master of Science in Epidemiology

Whether your aspirations lie in academia, public health agencies, nongovernmental organizations, hospitals, or industry, the Master of Science in Epidemiology program at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai provides you with the perfect platform to launch a successful career in this dynamic field. Our program equips you with the essential skills and in-depth knowledge needed to improve the health of populations globally and tackle the pressing health challenges of our time.

As a student in the MS in Epidemiology program, you will have the opportunity to study and conduct research alongside some of the world's most accomplished epidemiology and clinical researchers, gaining valuable insights and mentorship. From infectious diseases to chronic conditions, environmental health to social determinants of health, our program covers a broad spectrum of topics, ensuring you develop a well-rounded expertise.

The Master of Science in Epidemiology 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:

  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of the role of epidemiology research for public health and clinical medicine.
  • Demonstrate fundamental skills in epidemiology research and biostatistics.
  • 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.
  • Formulate and develop sound research questions that address existing public health problems.
  • Choose and implement an appropriate epidemiology study design to address a well-defined research question related to a public health problem.
  • Develop a foundation for designing valid and cost-efficient protocols to address the defined research question and public health problem.
  • Develop and apply quantitative skills to analyze and/or synthesize epidemiological data.
  • Demonstrate practical experience and knowledge in designing, implementing, analyzing and summarizing as written and oral communications an epidemiology research project.
  • Understand and identify ethical issues related to research of human subjects and the collection, maintenance, use, transfer, and dissemination of epidemiologic data.