Dual Degree Programs

Guidelines | UMMS Dual Degree Programs for Students Applying                                               

UMMS provides flexibility for students who wish to combine their medical education with a second advanced degree in many fields including biomedical sciences, business, public health, public policy, and science information.

For medical students seeking a master’s degree through the Dual Degree Program, they must first receive the endorsement from the Office of Medical Student Education’s (OMSE) Competency Committee (CC). This endorsement is not automatic. Applicants are expected to have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and professionalism in Medical School. The endorsement process includes a rigorous review of the applicant’s overall medical school performance and application materials. 

ALL Medical Students must successfully complete ALL clinical requirements (Sub-I, ICU, EM) and clinical electives in the Branches.

OMSE TIMELINE:

  1. September: Nani Hunter will email M3 students the required steps, materials and deadlines for those interested in obtaining a Dual Degree.
  2. October 1st: The deadline for student documents to be submitted to Nani Hunter.

Materials requested: Dual Degree Intent Form, curriculum vitae and a written personal statement outlining their goals in pursuing the master degree.

To complete the Intent form and upload your cv and statement, please go to: 
UMMS Dual Degree Intent

   3. November: Students in good academic standing will be fast-tracked for endorsement. ~Students fast-tracked will receive notification of their endorsement by the end of November.
   4. By mid-December: The CC will review the application materials of those students with an Exam Failure (I/E), failing grades in a course/sequence/clerkship, a fail on the USMLE Step Exam or a professionalism concern note in their academic history. ~All students will be notified of the Committee’s decision no later than mid-December.

Admission to the Graduate School is a separate application process. For most master degrees, students must complete the application process through the Rackham Graduate School Admissions office. The exception,

A Dual Degree is an integrated program. In recognition of the interdependency of the degrees, the University confers the Master’s degree only after the completion of both school degree requirements.

With any Leave of Absence from UM Medical School, a student must meet with selected staff in the Office of Student Services prior to stepping out of registration, please 1) meet with your House Counselor and then 2) in a joint meeting, meet with the Registrar, the Scheduling Specialist, and your assigned Financial Aid Officer.

1)    Your House Counselor:

Student Services Counselors Office: 734-936-1513

2)    Joint Meeting:

       Scheduled by Denise Miller 734-763-4147 (preferred) denisecm@umich.edu

Registrar’s Office: 734-647-3507

Cindy Murphy – Registrar
camurphy@umich.edu

OMSE Scheduling Office: 734-763-7184 or clinicalscheduling@umich.edu

Amy Yoki - Scheduling Specialist
Jill Miller – Scheduling Specialist

Financial Aid Office: 734-763-4147
Mary Jo Blinn — M1 and M2
mjblinn@umich.edu

Tammy Stacy — M3 and M4
tlstacy@umich.edu

ROSS BUSINESS SCHOOL: The M.B.A. portion of the dual degree is 45 credit hours. Students typically take a leave of absence from medical school between the third and fourth years of study to complete their business administration coursework. Students are able to complete the MBA summer internship between the fourth and fifth program years. During the student’s 5th year, they will spend one semester completing the MD requirements, andthe other semester completing the MBA requirements. ~The GMAT/GRE requirement is waived for University of Michigan Medical School students. On the Business School application, please answer "Yes" to the question, "Are you a current Law or Medical student at the University of Michigan?"

Detailed information regarding the MBA requirements for MD dual degree student:

Link to: Master in Business Administration (MD/MBA)

Contact                                          
Ross Business School                     
Ross Admissions                            
700 E. University Kresge Hall
Suite K1521
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234
rossadmissions@umich.edu 
734-763-5796

Application Deadline
Round 1:
Deadline –September 30th  
Decision – December 18th

Round 2:
Deadline - January 6th Decision – March 18th

Round 3:
Deadline - March 30th Decision – May 8th

Deadline & Decision Dates

Tuition (Per Term)*
Michigan Resident
(in-state)
$33,024

Non-Resident
(out-of-state)
$35,524

For tuition rate/fees, please visit: Tuition Rate/Fees

SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH: The M.P.H. portion of the program is 42 credit hours. Students typically take a leave of absence from medical school between the third and fourth years of study to complete their public health coursework. ~MCAT is accepted in lieu of GRE.

Link to: Master in Public Health (MD/MPH)

Contact
Kristen McCarthy
kmcca@umich.edu or
sph.inquiries@umich.edu

School of Public Health
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029
734-763-0931
734-763-3860

Application Deadline
Priority Deadline:
December 1st After priority deadline a rolling admissions begins.

Tuition (Per Term)*
Michigan Resident
(in-state)
$14,861

Non-Resident
(out-of-state)
$24,548

For tuition rate/fees, please visit:  Tuition Rate/Fees 

GERALD R. FORD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY: The M.P.P. portion of the program is 42 credit hours. In addition, there is a non-credit requirement where students must complete a 10 week summer internship in a policy-related position. Students typically take a leave of absence from medical school between the third and fourth years of study to complete their public policy coursework. ~MCAT is accepted in lieu of GRE.

Link to: Master of Public Policy (MD/MPP)

Contact
Beth Soboleski
bsobo@umich.edu

Ford School of Public Policy
Weill Hall
735 S. State St. #2234
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
734-615-9877

Application Deadline
January 15th

Tuition (Per Term)*
Michigan Resident
(in-state)
$13, 968

Non-Resident
(out-of-state)
$24,812

For tuition rate/fees, please visit:  Tuition Rate/Fees 

SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH-EPIDEMIOLOGY: The MSCR program consists of 38 credits, including a 6-credit research practicum. ~MCAT is required.

Link to: Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR)

Contact
Shannon Marshal
marshsm@umich.edu or
michr-edu@umich.edu

Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR)

2800 Plymouth Rd.
Building 400
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2800
Phone: 734-763-1711

Application Deadline
December 16th 

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

Tuition (Per Term)*
Michigan Resident
(in-state)
$14,861

Non-Resident
(out-of-state)
$24,548

For tuition rate/fees, please visit: https://ro.umich.edu/tuition-residency/tuition-fees

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION:  Students must formally apply to the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education (CSHPE) in the School of Education and follow their admissions process. The M.A.Ed. consists of a minimum of 30 credit hours. Medical Students will complete one year of M.A.Ed. courses. ~MCAT is accepted in lieu of GRE.

Link to: Master of Education (M.A.Ed)

Contact
Katie Madden
maddenk@umich.edu

School of Education
Center for Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education (CSHPE)
610 E. University Ave.
2108F SEB
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259
734-647-1412

Application Deadline
January 1st

Tuition (Per Term)*
Michigan Resident
(in-state)
$12,177

Non-Resident
(out-of-state)
$24,591

For tuition rate/fees, please visit: Tuition Rate/Fees 

MEDICAL SCHOOL-DEPARTMENT OF LEARNING HEALTH SCIENCES:  The HILS master’s program is offered through the Rackham Graduate School and follow their admissions process. The HILS consists of 27credit hours and designed to be completed in three semesters over 12 months. Students typically take a leave of absence from medical school between the third and fourth years of study. ~MCAT is accepted, if required.

Link to: MASTER OF Health Infrastructures and Learning Systems (HILS)

Contact
Beth Hill
Student Affairs Program Mgr
HILS-PHD-MS@umich.edu

Learning Health Systems
UM Medical School
209 Victor Vaughan Bldg, 2054
1111 E. Catherine St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2054
734-615-6129

Application Deadline
February 1st

Tuition (Per Term)*
Michigan Resident
(in-state)
$11,945

Non-Resident
(out-of-state)
$24,102

For tuition rate/fees, please visit:  Tuition Rate/Fees 

Other Master Degrees completed by medical students with no formal agreement between the medical school and the respective school are listed below. Students should contact the representative in these fields and may arrange for an educational leave of absence to pursue the degree of choice.

UM School of Information: Master of Applied Data Science (MADS)

UM Design Science: Integrative Systems + Design: Master of Design Science

UM Medical School, Learning Health Sciences: Master of Health Professions Education

UM Biomedical Engineering: Master of Medical Device Development

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