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.       Last week in August: 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:  Intent Form 

3.       November and December: Dual Degree applicant information is added to the Branches Competency Committee (BCC) and Competency Committee (CC) agendas for endorsement decision.

4.      By end of December: Students will be notified of the Committee’s decision to whether they will or will not receive Medical School endorsement to pursue a Dual Degree.

RESOURCE AVAILABLE:

The best resource for the steps taken to get from the medical school endorsement process and graduate program’s application process to beginning and completing your master’s degree are the students who have already gone through the dual degree process:

  • List of Dual Degree Students (GY21 and GY22)  who have agreed to be that resource for you was created, please feel free to contact them with questions regarding the process.
  • Compiled advice from previous dual degree students, who completed the following degree programs: Master of Public Health (MPH) – Epidemiology, MPH – Health Behavior & Health Education, MPH – Health Management & Policy, Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) – Health Management & Policy, MPH – Outside Institution, and Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR).

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 Nani Hunter by emailing sypher@med.umich.edu

Registrar’s Office: 734-647-3507
Cindy Murphy – Registrar
camurphy@umich.edu

OMSE Scheduling Office: clinicalscheduling@umich.edu  
Amy Yoki – Senior Scheduling Specialist
Nani Hunter – 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

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,

For tuition rate/fees for all schools, please visit the school’s website or click on Tuition Rate/Fees

Dual Degrees are integrated programs, but there are differences between the Dual Degrees:

  • The MD/MBA, MD/MPP, and some MD/MPH are combined degrees that share the same degree citation and conferred only after the completion of both school degree requirements are complete.
  • All other Dual Degrees, initiated through Rackham Graduate School, are two different degree citations on the transcript and two separate diplomas.

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, and the other semester completing both Medical School and 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: https://www2.bus.umich.edu/MyiMpact/academics/dual-degree-opportunities-medicine

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

Contact                                          
Ross Business School              
Admissions                            
700 E. University Kresge Hall
Suite K1521
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234
rossadmissions@umich.edu 
734-763-5796
https://michiganross.umich.edu/graduate/full-time-mba/admissions/application-requirements

Application Deadline
Round 1:
Deadline –September 14th  

Round 2:
Deadline - January 4th 

Round 3:
Deadline - March 29th

Deadline & Decision Dates

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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO SHARE: Within the School of Public Health, there are two different Dual Degree citations and conferrals:

  1. Dual Degrees initiated directly with the School of Public Health are typically combined degrees that share the same degree citation and conferred only after the completion of both school degree requirements are complete.
  2. Dual Degrees initiated through Rackham Graduate School are two different degree citations on the transcript and two separate diplomas.

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

Contact
School of Public Health
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029
https://sph.umich.edu/admissions-aid/requirements.html 
734-763-0931
734-763-3860

Application Deadline
Application for Fall 2021 cohort will open September 1, 2020.

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
http://fordschool.umich.edu/mpp-mpa/admissions       
734-615-9877

Application Deadline
January 15th

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-Wilhelm
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

https://www.michr.umich.edu/mscr-application-instructions    
https://rackham.umich.edu/admissions/applying   
Phone: 734-763-1711

Application Deadline
December 16th 

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

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
http://www.soe.umich.edu/academics/masters_programs/he/he_applying/  https://rackham.umich.edu/admissions/applying/   
734-647-1412

Application Deadline
December 1st

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
https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/lhs/education/health-infrastructures-learning-systems-hils-msphd/how-apply     
https://rackham.umich.edu/admissions/applying/     
734-615-6129

Application Deadline
February 1st

SCHOOL OF INFORMATION: The MSI program consists of 39-42 credits. Medical Students typically take a leave of absence from medical school between the third and fourth years of study to complete to complete their MSI coursework. Students are able to complete the MSI summer internship between the fourth and fifth program years. ~There is no testing requirement listed for admissions. MCAT is equivalent to GMAT and GRE.

Contact:
Sarah Regan
sargiero@umich.edu   
School of Information
333 Maynard St.
Suite 500
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2293
https://www.si.umich.edu/academics/admissions/msi-application-requirements  https://rackham.umich.edu/admissions/applying   

Phone:
734-647-3581
Priority Deadline:
January 15th

Final Deadline:
May 1st

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