Degree Programs

Medical degree program

The School of Medicine offers four- and five-year medical degree programs, described in detail throughout this website.

Combined degree programs

Combined Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy (MD/PhD) — The Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP): Equip yourself for a career of scientific investigation combined with the practice of medicine. Apply to the MSTP when you submit your application to medical school or apply later to transfer into the program after you have spent time in medical school and feel comfortable with a commitment to a career that combines science and medicine.

Combined Doctor of Medicine and Master of Arts (MD/MA): Apply to these custom-designed programs after you enroll in medical school.

Combined Doctor of Medicine and Master of Science in Clinical Investigation(MD/MSCI)

Combined Doctor of Medicine and Master of Population Health Sciences (MD/MPHS): This five-year combined degree program focuses on clinical epidemiology, quantitative analysis, biostatistics, research methods and research ethics. Advisors for the program are Graham Colditz, DrPH, MD, MPH, professor and chief of the Department of Surgery’s Division of Public Health Sciences, and Allison King, MD, MPH, assistant professor of education, medical director of the Survivorship Program at Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center and associate director for medical students. Tuition is waived for medical students in good standing.

Combined Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Health (MD/MPH): This program covers all the foundational areas of public health including policy, behavior, environment, epidemiology, biostatistics, planning, evaluation and research. The five-year combined degree is performed in association with the nationally accredited degree program in the Brown School of Social Work and Public Health. Matthew Kreuter, PhD, MPH, associate dean for public health and professor, and Amy Eyler, PhD, assistant dean for public health and assistant professor, are advisors for the program. The degree culminates in completion of an independent scholarly project and exam. Scholarships are available for covering additional tuition costs.

Master’s degree programs

Master of Science in Applied Health Behavior Research: a 33-credit multidisciplinary program that focuses on the applied skills required for the development, management and evaluation of health behavior programs and research studies in academic, clinical, and community settings.

Master of Science in Biostatistics: an 18-month, 42-credit master’s program is designed to prepare students for careers in Biostatistics and Statistical Genetics.

Master of Business Administration Concentration: Consulting — Business of Health Care: prepares graduates for a variety of career paths in consulting and management.

Master of Public Health: a 52-credit degree that prepares graduates to use transdisciplinary problem-solving approaches to address population health challenges.