Dual Degree Programs

Guidelines | UMMS Dual Degree Programs for Students Applying
                                                2018-2019

Medical students must seek Medical School endorsement for admission to a Dual Degree program by submitting the UMMS Intent Form and application materials (curriculum vitae and a written personal statement outlining their goals and reasons for pursuing the degree) to the Dual Degree Program Coordinator. (samhaque@umich.edu). 

The endorsement process includes rigorous review of the applicant’s overall medical school performance, application materials, and any other relevant materials. 

The endorsement process includes rigorous review of the applicant’s overall medical school performance, application materials, and any other relevant materials.  The Intent Form may be obtained from the Dual Degree Program Coordinator (samhaque@umich.edu). 

Admission to these programs is not automatic. Applicants are expected to have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and professionalism in Medical School. For the degree application process, students must complete a Rackham Graduate School Application/application process through the individual program.

Students accepted into a Dual Degree program will have access to all financial assistance available from both the Medical School and the respective Dual Degree program.

Below are further guidelines/considerations:

1.      Dual Degree students take ALL clinical requirements (SubI, ICU, EM) and clinical electives in the Branches.

2.    Other than the MBA, currently all other Master’s degree programs are completed within a calendar year.

3.      MBA students are required to do an additional 2-month semester in the business school.  For MBA students Branch requirements will be reduced by 2 months (in their non-clinical rotations).  All other Master’s students will complete the full Branches schedule.

4.      For exceptional situations (e.g., student has a project from their Master’s program that could benefit from additional time) students can petition the Branches Competency Committee for a change to their Branches schedule

5.       Our Dual Degree Programs have long standing Rackham Graduate School approval and Central Campus approval which stipulates “In recognition of the interdependency of the degrees, the University confers the Master’s degrees only after the completion of both school degree requirements”.

6.      Students with No Incomplete/Due to Exam or Fail grades in a course, sequence, clerkship or Step exam and no professionalism concerns are Fast-Tracked; others are reviewed in depth by the Branches competency committee.

Endorsement Process

The Dual Degree Program Coordinator puts out a call for endorsement applications. Requests are screened for completeness and forwarded to the Assistant Dean for Admissions for review and determination of status.  This process will include rigorous review of the student’s overall Medical School performance, personal statement, and any other relevant materials. 

 Fast Track to Endorsement (Meets all criteria as outlined below):

  • Good academic standing.
  • No Incomplete/Due to Exam or Fail grades in a course, sequence, or clerkship.
  • No failure of the USMLE Step exam, or other required coursework.
  • No professionalism concerns (review of file and consultation with OMSE Dean & counselors).

The Assistant Dean for Admissions submits list of eligible students to Branches Competency Committee for endorsement, which includes approval of a truncated Branches phase for the MD/MBA.  BCC decisions will be relayed to applicants by the Board’s Chair. 

Failure to meet any criteria listed above will result in a thorough review of the applicant’s complete file by the BCC for consideration of endorsement and eligibility for the Dual Degree program.  Notification of endorsement to students as noted above. 

Degree: Masters of Business Administration

Application Deadline:
Round 1: October 1, 2018
Round 2: January 7, 2019
Round 3: March 18, 2019

Tuition (Per Term):
$63,646
Michigan Resident (in-state)
$68,646 Non-Resident (out-of-state)

GRE/GMAT/MCAT Requirements:
GRE or GMAT
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Degree: Masters of Public Health / Health Science Administration

Application Deadline:
Priority Deadline: December 15, 2018 (Rolling admissions thereafter)

Tuition (Per Term):
$14,389 Michigan Resident (in-state)
$23,771 Non-Resident (out-of-state)

GRE/GMAT/MCAT Requirements:
GRE or GMAT

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Degree: Masters of Public Policy

Application Deadline: January 15, 2019

Tuition (Per Term):
$22,764
Michigan Resident (in-state)
$41,384 Non-Resident (out-of-state)

GRE/GMAT/MCAT Requirements:
GRE or GMAT

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Degree: Masters in Clinical Research

Application Deadline: December 16, 2018

*MSCR does accept applications after this date, however, those students are not eligible for one of the nine fully funded spots.

Tuition (Per Term):
$14,389
Michigan Resident (in-state)
$23,771 Non-Resident (out-of-state)

GRE/GMAT/MCAT Requirements:
MCAT

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Degree: Masters in Information

Application Deadline:
Priority Deadline: January 15, 2019
Final Deadline: May 1, 2019

Tuition (Per Term):
$11,184
Michigan Resident (in-state)
$22,578 Non-Resident (out-of-state)

GRE/GMAT/MCAT Requirements:
N/A

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Degree: Masters in Education

Application Deadline: January 1, 2019

Tuition (Per Term):
$11,402
Michigan Resident (in-state)
$23,035 Non-Resident (out-of-state)

GRE/GMAT/MCAT Requirements:
GRE
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Program Contact: rossadmissions@umich.edu

 The mission of the University of Michigan M.D./M.B.A. Combined Degree Program is to provide opportunities for students to explore and integrate complementary interests and career goals that combine medicine and business.

The M.D./M.B.A. is a five-year integrated combined degree program. Prospective applicants to the program may express their interest upon completion of the Clinical Trunk. Applicants formally apply for Medical School endorsement into the program November (start of Branches) and for admission to the Business School Oct-May of the Branches.

Students admitted into the M.D./M.B.A. Program complete the Scientific and Clinical Trunk, CCA, Step 1, and a portion of Branches coursework (November 2018 through August 2019) before matriculating in the Business School to complete the full first-year MBA course load (September 2019 through April 2020). In addition, students complete the MBA summer internship (2020) between the fourth and fifth program years.

When returning to the Branches (generally September, 2020) students must complete final months of Branch requirements. The final UMMS year includes a two-month course at the Business School (Jan-Feb 2021 or Feb-March 2021). In recognition of this, Branch requirements will be reduced by 2 months (in their non-clinical rotations). Due to the interdependency of the degrees, the University confers the MD and MBA degrees only after the completion of both degree requirements.

Year 1-Standard Scientific Trunk Curriculum

Suggested: Summer between Scientific and Clinical Trunk. Interested students are encouraged to talk with their advisor and consider taking the GMAT/GRE during this time. time.

 Year 2-Standard Clinical Trunk Curriculum

 Year 3-Complete Comprehensive Clinical Assessment (CCA) and Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination.

  1. Submit endorsement form to the Medical School.
  2. In the Fall, apply for Business School. 

 Year 4-Standard Business School First Year Curriculum

Suggested: Traditional MBA Students complete a three-month internship during the summer after their B1 year.  Although not required, this internship is an integral part of the MBA experience, and will be especially critical for MD/MBA students because it provides additional real world business experience.  MD/MBA Program students will complete a summer Internship at a health care-related company. The B1 year concludes in late April, MD/MBA so students will complete their summer internship during May, June, and July. Beginning in August/September, students will complete their remaining clinical requirements.

 Year 5-Complete remaining Medical and Business School requirements.  This will include either the Jan/Feb or Feb/March semester at the Business School. Students will have a two-month reduction in their Branch phase requirement in order to complete this semester.

Contact: sph.inquiries@umich.edu

The School of Public Health at Michigan is rated one of the best in the country, and each year a number of students choose to pursue the Master in Public Health (M.P.H.) and Master's in Health Sciences Administration degree (M.H.S.A.).

Programs of study include Biostatistics, Environmental and Industrial Health, Epidemiology, Health Behavior and Health Education, and Health Management and Policy.

Students admitted into the MPH – MPH-MHSA Program complete the Scientific and Clinical Trunk, CCA, Step 1, and a portion of Branches coursework (November 2018 through August 2019) before matriculating in the School of Public Health to complete the full first-year course load (September 2019 through April 2020). During the summer before returning to the Branches, students complete a two-month Capstone project (2020) between the fourth and fifth program years.

The final year is spent completing remaining Medical School and School of Public Health requirements.

In recognition of the interdependency of the degrees, the University confers the M.D. and M.P.H.-M.H.S.A. degrees only after the completion of both schools' degree requirements.

Year 1-Standard Scientific Trunk Curriculum

Suggested: Summer between Scientific and Clinical Trunk. Interested students are encouraged to talk with their advisor and consider taking the GRE during this time. time.

Year 2-Standard Clinical Trunk Curriculum

Year 3-Complete Comprehensive Clinical Assessment (CCA) and Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination.

  1. Submit endorsement form to the Medical School.
  2. In the Fall, apply for Masters of Public Heath-Health Sciences Administration.

Year 4-Masters of Public Health/Health Sciences Administration (MPH/MHSA) first year curriculum (September – April).

Summer after MPH-MHSA-1 Year (between Program Years 4 and 5): Program students will complete a two-month Capstone Project.

Year 5-Complete remaining Medical School Requirements

Contact: http://fordschool.umich.edu/staff/beth-soboleski

 The mission of the University of Michigan Medical Degree/Master of Public Policy (M.D./M.P.P.) Dual Degree Program is to provide opportunities for students to explore and integrate complementary interests and career goals that combine medicine and public policy, and to offer a unique opportunity to understand the intersection of public policy and medicine.

Through academic coursework and practical experience, the Gerald Ford School of Public Policy provides students with skills to effectively analyze and manage programs and data. Graduates are prepared to apply these new techniques in the healthcare arena to improve patient care, to enhance the quality of medical decision making, and to contribute to medical education and training.

Medical students will 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.

Students admitted into the MPP Program complete the Scientific and Clinical Trunk, CCA, Step 1, and a portion of Branches coursework (November 2018 through August 2019) before matriculating in the School of Public Policy to complete the full first-year MPP course load (September 2019 through April 2020). In addition, students complete an MPP summer internship (2020) between the fourth and fifth program years.

When students return to UMMS, they will complete Branches coursework. The M.D. and M.P.P. degrees will be awarded only after the completion of the requirements of both schools' programs.

Year 1-Standard Scientific Trunk Curriculum

Suggested: Summer between Scientific and Clinical Trunk. Interested students are encouraged to talk with their advisor and consider taking the GRE during this time. time.

 Year 2-Standard Clinical Trunk Curriculum

 Year 3-Complete Comprehensive Clinical Assessment (CCA) and Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination.

  1. Submit endorsement form to the Medical School.
  2. In the Fall, apply for Master’s in Public Policy. 

Year 4-Standard Masters of Public Policy (MPP) First Year curriculum.

Summer after MPP-1 Year (between Program Years 4 and 5): MD/MPP students will complete a 10-week internship in a health care-related setting to gain policy-relevant experience (May, June, July). 

Year 5-Complete remaining Medical School Requirements.

Contact: lbrannan@umich.edu

The collaborative mission of the University of Michigan MD/MA.Edu Dual Degree Program is to provide opportunities for medical students who would like a strong foundation in educational theory, research, principles and applications – and who would like to acquire this foundation at the same time they are completing the requirements for the M.D. degree.

The University of Michigan MD/MA.Edu Program is a five year integrated program. Students admitted into the M.D./MA. Edu. program complete the Scientific and Clinical Trunk, CCA, Step 1, and a portion of Branches coursework (November 2018 through August 2019) before matriculating in the School of Education to complete the full first-year course load (September 2019 through April 2020).

Students must also formally apply to the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education (CSHPE) in the School of Education and follow their admissions process.

When students return to UMMS, they will complete their Branch requirements.

The MD/MA.Edu degrees will be awarded only after the completion of the requirements of both schools' programs.

Year 1-Standard Scientific Trunk Curriculum

Suggested: Summer between Scientific and Clinical Trunk. Interested students are encouraged to talk with their advisor during this time.

Year 2-Standard Clinical Trunk Curriculum

Year 3-Complete Comprehensive Clinical Assessment (CCA) and Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination.

  1. Submit endorsement form to the Medical School.
  2. In the Fall, apply for Masters in Education. 

Year 4-Standard Masters of Education (MA.Ed) First Year Curriculum.

Complete School of Education coursework (Fall Term: September-December; Winter term: January-April*).

*Includes interdisciplinary course that spans Fall and Winter terms (3 credits).

Year 5-Complete remaining Medical School Requirements.

The mission of the University of Michigan Medical Degree/Master of Science in Clinical Research (M.D./M.S.C.R.) is a research training program designed specifically for U-M students in professional degree programs.

Students will complete the Scientific and Clinical Trunk, CCA, Step 1 a portion of Branches coursework (November through August) before starting their MSCR.

Students admitted into the MSCR program complete the Scientific and Clinical Trunk, CCA, Step 1, and a portion of Branches coursework (November 2018 through August 2019) before beginning the year-long master's program in clinical research (September 2019 through April 2020). After completing the MSCR course requirements, students return to UMMS to complete their Branches requirements.

The degree is awarded by Rackham through the Department of Epidemiology in the U-M School of Public Health. The program is designed to fill a unique gap in the educational training for clinical and translational researchers by introducing students to clinical research early in their professional careers.

The Intensive Clinical Research Curriculum consists of three components: a Core Didactic and Practical Curriculum, a research practicum, and personalized course electives. Each component requires a significant commitment and includes clearly defined requirements. Trainees may use the components as building blocks to craft a curriculum plan appropriate to their background and career goals.

Year 1-Standard Scientific Trunk Curriculum

Suggested: Summer between Scientific and Clinical Trunk. Interested students are encouraged to talk with their advisor during this time.

 Year 2-Standard Clinical Trunk Curriculum

 Year 3-Complete Comprehensive Clinical Assessment (CCA) and Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination.

  1. Submit endorsement form to the Medical School.
  2. In the Fall, apply for Masters in Clinical Research. 

 Year 4-Standard Masters of Clinical Research (MSCR) First Year Curriculum.

Complete MSCR coursework.

 Year 5-Complete remaining Medical School Requirements.

Website: https://www.si.umich.edu/programs/master-science-information

Contact: umsi.admissions@umich.edu

The mission of the University of Michigan Medical Degree/Master in Science Information (M.D./M.S.I.) Dual Degree Program is to provide opportunities for students to explore and integrate complementary interests and career goals that combine medicine and information. The program offers a unique opportunity to understand the multiple ways in which people, information, and technology interact in the medical environment.

The M.D./M.S.I. Program is a five-year integrated program. Students admitted into the program complete the Scientific and Clinical Trunk, CCA, Step 1, and a portion of Branches coursework (November 2018 through August 2019) before matriculating in the School of Information to complete the full first-year MSI course load (September 2019 through April 2020). In addition, students complete an MSI summer internship (2020) between the fourth and fifth program years before their return to UMMS.

When students return to UMMS in the Branches phase of the curriculum, they will complete the M.D. requirements. The M.D. and M.S.I. degrees will be awarded only after the completion of the requirements of both programs.

Year 1-Standard Scientific Trunk Curriculum

Suggested: Summer between Scientific and Clinical Trunk. Interested students are encouraged to talk with their advisor and consider taking the GRE during this time. time.

Year 2-Standard Clinical Trunk Curriculum

Year 3-Complete Comprehensive Clinical Assessment (CCA) and Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination.

  1. Submit endorsement form to the Medical School.
  2. In the Fall, apply for the Master’s in School of Information. 

Year 4-Standard School of Information (SI) first year curriculum.

Summer after SI-1 Year (between Program Year 4 and 5): MD/MSI students will complete a three-month internship in a health care-related information setting during the summer after their SI-1 year to gain additional real world experience (May, June July). 

Year 5-Complete remaining Medical School Requirements.

Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)

The Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) is a joint effort of the University of Michigan graduate and medical schools to provide superb and balanced training in science and medicine. Approximately nine students are admitted to the program each year.

The MSTP curriculum generally requires seven full calendar years, but many fellows take eight.

Typically, MSTP fellows begin with the two-year preclinical phase in the curriculum for the M.D. degree, additional graduate course modules in biological chemistry or other areas, and laboratory rotations in the summers.

All fellows must take and pass the USMLE Step 1 examination before becoming full-time graduate students.

In the Graduate Phase, they complete the requirements for Ph.D. candidacy, including preliminary examinations, thesis research, and a written dissertation.

After defense of the dissertation, the fellows return to the M.D. curriculum to begin the Clinical Phase of their education, including required clerkships, a sub-internship, electives and the USMLE Step 2 examination.

In recognition of the interdependency of the degrees, the University confers the M.D. and Ph.D. degrees only after the completion of both. Many doctoral programs are available to students, and entering fellows are not required to choose a doctoral field until midway through the second year.

How to apply to the MSTP

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS)

The six-year integrated Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Medical Degree program has been developed to prepare the graduate dentist, in a comprehensive way, for a career in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

This is an integrated clinical and academic program designed to provide a wide scope of clinical practice and to meet the requirements leading to certification by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

The residency program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.

Following successful completion of this residency program, the graduating resident will receive:

  • A medical degree from the U-M Medical School.
  • A certificate of completion for a two-year General Surgery Internship allowing eligibility for medical licensure in all fifty states.
  • A specialty certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Three applicants are selected each year for the graduate program, which begins the third week in June and continues for six calendar years.

Applicants are selected for the program on the basis of scholastic record, research experience, personal qualifications, extracurricular activities, communication skills, commitment to patients, letters of recommendation, and aptitude for graduate studies.

The first year of residency is focused on learning medicine, patient care, and basic surgical skills, and completing selected first-year Medical School requirements. The second and third years are mostly devoted to Medical School requirements.

The fourth through sixth years emphasize clinical and surgical experiences in General Surgery and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

How to apply to the OMFS Program

Dual degrees with the Law School and the College of Engineering are in development.

In the meantime, students may arrange for an educational leave of absence to pursue their degree of choice.

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