Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
At the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, we are deeply invested in cultivating the next generation
of scientists and health professionals who make a profound impact on human health, locally and
globally. Uniquely positioned in New York City within the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and
the expansive Mount Sinai Health System, we are a preeminent graduate school and research center
known for transformative research and innovative education.
As a student at our Graduate School, you will work hand-in-hand with some of the nation’s top
researchers and join an ever-inquisitive community of scholars, who make strategic and meaningful
connections between science, medicine, education, and health care delivery.
BS in Biomedical Data Science
The Master of Science in Biomedical Data Science (MSBDS) program integrates instruction in biomedical
sciences with machine learning, computer systems, and big data analysis. Our 30 credit program, can be
completed in 18-24 months and is designed to prepare the specialized professionals who will energize
the biomedical workforce of tomorrow. The program is a unique opportunity for students with a strong
quantitative background. It includes required coursework in the following areas: graduate-level training
in biological sciences, application of computational algorithms to biological problems, computer systems
and machine learning for biomedical data science.
MS in Biomedical Sciences
The Master’s of Science in Biomedical Science (MSBS) is a 45-credit thesis-driven master’s degree that
meets the needs of students who would like to advance their scientific education and training. Our
graduates typically go on to pursue careers in academic or industry laboratories, or they matriculate to
medical school, PhD or MD/PhD programs. The MSBS program is a full-time program designed to be
completed in three semesters. It consists of both PhD and MD level coursework and 20-25 hours each
week in a basic or translational-science lab. The integration of academic and clinical disciplines within
one of the country’s preeminent medical centers provides an ideal environment for our Master’s
Program, affording our students unparalleled opportunities for study, research, and practice in the
challenging and exciting field of biomedical sciences.
The Master of Science in Biostatistics is offered by the Center for Biostatistics and Department of
Population Health Science and Policy at the world-renowned Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in
New York City. The program has a Theory & Methods track, aimed at students seeking a career as a
biostatistician in a clinical, research, or industry setting; and a Clinical Applications track, which is ideal
for professionals with clinical degrees such as MD, DDS, DPM, or RN, looking to expand their knowledge
of biostatistics and increase their clinical research capacity. The distinctive design of this 1-year, full-
time, program allows for: Rigorous and comprehensive training in fundamental skills required for
conducting high-quality clinical and translational research; A curriculum emphasizing strong quantitative
training, critical thinking skills, and practical strategies for addressing complex challenges of novel,
clinical research; A stimulating environment in which students apply statistical tools to real data and
collaborate with clinical and translational scientists.
Clinical Research MS and PhD
The Clinical Research Education Program offers exceptional training in clinical and translational patient
oriented research. Our goal is to prepare our students to develop new, innovative solutions and
treatments that improve the health of individuals and populations. Our program fosters critical thinking
and analytical acumen to prepare future leaders in translational science, medicine, and other healthcare
Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) is designed as a two-year program that provides an
exceptional educational experience to outstanding health professionals with the knowledge, skills and
experience to successfully launch clinical and/or translational research-intensive careers.
PhD Clinical Research (PhDCR) is designed for outstanding candidates, pursuing health professions, who
desire a more intense educational experience to prepare them for a career in clinical or translational
Master’s in Public Health
The mission of the Graduate Program in Public Health is to educate our graduates 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. Fully
accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), the Master of Public Health (MPH)
degree is a 45 credit, competency-based program. Students may choose a general public health course
of study or one of seven specialty tracks. All students complete core courses in the five basic areas of
public health knowledge: epidemiology, biostatistics, socio-behavioral health, health policy and
management, and environmental health.