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Doctor of Medicine / Master of Science (M.D./M.S.) Program

The Doctor of Medicine / Master of Science (MD/MS) Program is a dual degree program offered with the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Students applying to the MD/MS Program must first apply to and be admitted to the MD program at the School of Medicine, and should indicate their interest in the dual-degree program when applying to the Medical School.  The program is organized in the following fashion: 2 years MD studies + 1 year MS studies + 2 years MD studies.

The requirements for the MS degree include:

  • 18 credits of coursework (six, three-credit courses)
  • 6 credits of Master’s thesis research (BIOE 799)
  • MS thesis and defense

The requirements for the MD/MS program are essentially the same as those for the terminal MS (see Master of Science Program section above). The only variance is in the course requirement, where two Unrestricted Elective courses would be satisfied by courses taken in the MD portion of the curriculum.

Sample Time Line

Years 1 and 2 of M.D. curriculum

  • MD coursework completed towards Unrestricted Elective requirement (3 credits) (x2)

M.S. Curriculum Summer 1

  • BIOE 799 (3 credits)

M.S. Curriculum Fall (Semester 1)

  • BIOE 601 (3 credits)
  • BIOE 604 (3 credits)
  • Restricted Elective (3 credits)
  • BIOE 799 (1 credit)

M.S. Curriculum Spring (Semester 2)

  • BIOE 612 (3 credits)
  • BIOE 799 (1 credit)
  • Unrestricted Elective (3 credits)
  • Unrestricted Elective (3 credits)

M.S. Curriculum Summer 2

  • BIOE 799 (1 credit)
  • MS thesis defense

Years 3 and 4 of M.D. Curriculum