Graduate School of Medical Sciences
A partnership with the Sloan Kettering Institute

Population Health Sciences


The Department of Population Health Sciences offers a range of educational programs to train the next generation of leading researchers and practitioners in the study of the most effective ways to organize, coordinate, manage, finance and deliver high quality care. 

Alumni from our programs perform the best possible research and contribute to scientific discovery, educate the next generation of healthcare professionals and researchers, provide service to healthcare institutions and policymakers, and innovate through data-driven insights. Ultimately, we want to ensure that patients see the right doctor, for the right treatment, at the right time in the right setting.

Our programs prepare students for careers in healthcare delivery, public health, health policy, health insurance, technology development, consulting, academics, and more. Throughout the course of our programs, our students experience a wide variety of hands-on training in key skills and knowledge sought by employers — including analytics, economics, policy, decision science, and implementation science.

Current Healthcare Policy & Research (HPR) master's tracks include:

All master’s tracks share a common foundation in health services research methods and include a mentored research project providing hands-on experience:

  • The Biostatistics and Date Science track provides top-class training in biostatistics, as well as the analytic techniques used in data science to prepare students for the data-driven challenges of today's world.
  • The Health Informatics track introduces methods for examining the use of information systems, assessing impact and developing computational models.
  • The Health Policy and Economics track provides methods for assessing economic and policy influences on health and healthcare delivery.

Additionally, the department also offers a Certificate in Health Analytics. Health analytics is an interdisciplinary research field focused on identifying and improving analysis techniques used on data collected from various areas of healthcare delivery, operations, and research. The program is designed to prepare students for careers in the state-of-the-art analysis of health data.

Program Requirements

Admission to graduate degree programs and certificate program in Population Health Sciences at Weill Cornell Medicine requires that applicants hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.

Admission Requirements for the MS and Certificate Programs

Admission is contingent upon receiving the following items:

  • Online Application
  • Personal Statement
  • Résumé/C.V.
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • College transcripts
    • College transcripts should be submitted for all previous colleges attended — both undergraduate and graduate.
    • Official transcripts will be required upon acceptance, however students may submit unofficial transcripts with their initial application.
  • $75 application fee
  • GRE/GMAT scores (optional)
    • GRE/GMAT test scores are not required to be considered for admission, but are recommended.
  • TOEFL scores (for international students)

Transcripts that meet any of the following must be translated by WES or ECE:

  • Transcript is not in English
  • International student's transcript is not on a 4.0 scale
  • Domestic student's transcript is not on a 4.0 scale

Submitting Materials

In addition to completing the online application, students will need to submit the materials listed above. The preferred method of submission is through the online application system. If students have questions or concerns they can email us at Students may also choose to submit materials through postal mail:

Attn: Education 
Population Health Sciences 
Weill Cornell Medicine 
575 Lexington Ave 9th Floor 
New York, NY 10022

Student Handbook

To view the student handbook, click here.

Certificate Program

    Health Analytics

Contact Information

Chair's Office
402 East 67th Street
New York, NY 10065
(646) 962-8009

425 East 61st Street
New York, NY 10065
(646) 962-9409