Dual and Parallel Degree Programs
The four tracks also offer Ph.D. and M.S. in Biomedical Science degrees in combination with the Doctor of Medicine degree (M.D.) through the College of Medicine. Typically the M.D./M.S. and M.D./Ph.D. dual degree students complete the first two years of medical school, then complete the graduate degree, and follow that with their last two years of medical school. The same financial aid described above for graduate students is available to dual degree candidates during their graduate school training. Medical school tuition scholarships also are available on a competitive basis.
Parallel degree programs in which a student pursues two degrees in tandem (e.g., Ph.D. and J.D., Ph.D. and M.P.H., or Ph.D. and M.B.A.) are also possible. Interested students should consult with the Directors of each graduate degree program for further information.