Dual Degree Programs
Many students choose to pursue a dual degree while attending medical school. Our program offers students the flexibility needed to combine the medical school curriculum with additional courses or a degree program in another field. Some of the dual degrees currently offered include:
Michigan's School of Public Health is one of the top-rated programs in the country. Students typically apply for a dual degree after they have begun their medical studies and take a leave of absence between their second and third year. After a year of public health courses, they return to the Medical School for their final two years of clinical work. Areas of study include:
- Environmental and Industrial Health
- Health Behavior and Health Education
- Health Management and Policy
The goal of this dual degree is to provide students with a chance to explore and integrate complementary interests and career goals that combine medicine and business. This five-year, integrated program begins with three years at the Medical School followed by a year of MBA courses and a summer MBA internship at the highly regarded Ross School of Business. The fifth year is split, with one semester spent completing medical degree requirements and the other finishing up the MBA coursework. The program requires outstanding academic achievement, demonstrated professionalism and an endorsement from the Medical School's Academic Review Board.
The MSTP is a joint effort of University of Michigan graduate and medical schools to provide a superb and balanced training in science and medicine. Ten to 12 new fellowships are awarded each year to outstanding dedicated students who are committed to a career in biomedical research. Fellows receive full tuition stipend support and health insurance coverage.
Completing the MSTP curriculum generally requires seven to eight full calendar years, including summer lab rotations. Application to this program can be made concurrently with application to the Medical School; MSTP also allows application from students in first- and second- year classes.
This dual degree is for students who have an interest in understanding the multiple ways in which people, information and technology interact in the medical environment.
MD/MSI is a five-year integrated program where students will spend their first three years in the Medical School and then matriculate to the School of Information to complete the first full year of MSI coursework. In the fifth year, students will spend one semester completing the MD requirements, and the other semester completing the MSI requirements.
The MD/MPP dual degree is a unique opportunity for students to understand the intersection of public policy and medicine. Through academic coursework and practical experience at the Gerald Ford School of Public Policy, graduates learn to address such policy issues as managing health care costs and access, regulatory requirements, and addressing public health concerns related to topics such as immunizations and disease control.
This is a five-year integrated program where students will spend their first three years in Medical School, and then spend the fourth year at the Ford School of Public Policy. In the fifth year, students will spend one semester completing the MD requirements, and the other semester completing the MPP requirements.
These students will then matriculate in the School of Education (SOE) to complete the full first-year SOE course load as their 4th program year, and complete a SOE summer internship between the 4th and 5th program years. In the 5th year, students will spend one semester completing the MD requirements, and the other semester completing the SOE requirements.
The Multidisciplinary Clinical Researchers in Training Program (MSCR), gives doctoral students in medicine, dentistry, nursing and pharmacy the basics of a clinical research and hopefully interest them in a clinical research career.