Master Degree Programs

Master of Science in Clinical Research Methods (M.S.)

The Clinical Research Training Program (CRTP) provides a foundation for a career as a physician-scientist. Students dedicate a year after their clerkships and some elective time in the senior year to the program. They complete courses in epidemiology, biostatistics, research ethics, and data analysis. Students learn clinical research methods and conduct a mentor-guided research project that leads to two first-author manuscripts suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Completion of the program leads to eligibility to graduate with distinction in research. Students graduate with an M.D., M.S. at the end of the five years. Students will pay only four years of tuition over the five years of this program and fellowship stipends are available. Students must apply to the CRTP program. Applications are due March 1.

Please visit the CRTP website for application and additional information.

Master of Science in Bioethics (M.B.E.)

The Einstein-Cardozo Master of Science in Bioethics focuses on translational work in bioethics, adapting theory to build practical knowledge and skills that help professionals improve care and communication. We specialize in clinical bioethics consultation, research involving human subjects and healthcare ethics policy. Bioethics exists at the intersection of medicine and law. Our innovative program examines how moral, ethical and religious values affect medical decisions and healthcare policy. We assess how both emotions and reason shape the choices of patients, doctors, family members and even judicial decisions and laws. Crucial bioethics issues include medical choices at the end of life, the allocation of scarce healthcare resources, protections for human research subjects, the privacy of medical information and the role of race, class and ethnicity in health outcomes and access to care.

Please visit the Bioethics program website for application and additional information.

Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)

The Einstein-CUNY MD-MPH program is designed to be completed in five years, with the bulk of the MPH courses fitting into a gap year within the MD program. A combined M.D./M.P.H. degree program provides a base in medicine and public health that will equip graduates with the skills to address issues of health and wellness from the range of perspectives—individual patients, local communities, general populations—and assume leadership positions in these fields. Students will be start in the summer after their first year, taking two of the core required classes from CUNY SPH online, and also able to participate in the Einstein Global Health Fellowship program – which can be then used to waive the CUNY fieldwork requirement. Years 2 and 3 will be devoted to the Einstein MD curriculum, followed by the Year 4, or the “gap year”, during which Einstein students, matriculated at CUNY for this year, will first finish up the rest of the 3 online core courses, and then complete the remaining CUNY SPH course requirements. The next year will have students returning to their Einstein MD coursework.

Please visit the Einstein-CUNY program website for an application and additional information.