Academics

Dual Degrees

Our location on the main University of Chicago campus provides ample opportunity for interdisciplinary study, including the following dual degree programs:

  • MD/MBA
  • MD/MA in Public Policy
  • MD/MPH (beginning Autumn 2021)
  • MD/MS in Bioinformatics

These degrees are administered separately and require two separate admissions and financial aid applications. Medical students typically enroll in the second program after completing three years of medical school. Current Pritzker School of Medicine students interested in applying for a dual degree should make an appointment with James Woodruff, MD, Dean of Students.

MD/MBA

Armed with studies in economics, statistics, and the behavioral sciences, students with the MD/MBA dual degree are trained to become leaders in health care organizations. For just one example of the interdisciplinary opportunities available in business and medicine at the University of Chicago, read more about the Booth Healthcare Analytics Laboratory.

MD/MBA students at the University of Chicago typically complete the first three years of medical school before taking a year-long leave of absence to pursue full-time graduate work at Chicago Booth. MD/MBA students then return to the Pritzker School of Medicine to complete their final clinical year of the medical degree. During that final year of the MD degree, MD/MBA students take electives in both the Pritzker School of Medicine and Chicago Booth. Typical MD/MBA students complete both degrees in five years.

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MD/MBA Information

The Pritzker School of Medicine has some limited funds to support business school tuition for MD/MBA students. For additional information, please email the Financial Aid Office regarding the Steven Weiner Fellowship.

Students who pursue the MD/MBA may participate in the Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy (GPHAP). This program allows students to earn a Certificate in Health Administration and Policy while earning a master's degree at Chicago Booth, the Harris School of Public Policy Studies, or the School of Social Service Administration.

MD/MA in Public Policy

MD/MA in Public Policy students at the University of Chicago typically complete the first three years of medical school before taking a year-long leave of absence to pursue full-time graduate work at the Harris School of Public Policy. MD/MA students then return to the Pritzker School of Medicine to complete their final clinical year of the medical degree. During their final year in medical school, students may take additional electives at the policy school. Typical MD/MA degree students complete both degrees in five years.

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MD/MA in Public Policy Information

Applications are submitted through the Harris School. Information about admissions requirements and funding is available on the Harris website.

Students who pursue the MD/MA may participate in the Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy (GPHAP). This program allows students to earn a Certificate in Health Administration and Policy while earning a master's degree at Chicago Booth, the Harris School of Public Policy Studies, or the School of Social Service Administration.

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MD/MPH

Beginning in Autumn 2021, the University of Chicago will offer the Master of Public Health degree. Pritzker School of Medicine students will complete the combined degree in five years.

MD/MPH students will complete the first two years of medical school before applying to the MPH program. If accepted, the student takes a year long leave of absence from Pritzker after third year to pursue full-time MPH coursework. Following the year of full-time MPH work, students will return to the medical school for their fourth year of medical school. During that final year of the MD degree, MD/MPH students will also complete their MPH capstone project.

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MD/MPH Information

Admissions requirements are available on the Master of Public Health website.

Specific application instructions and deadlines for Pritzker students will be presented at class meetings and posted here once available.

Pritzker School of Medicine students will receive a 50% tuition scholarship for MPH tuition. Visit the MPH tuition and fees page for more information on program costs.

MD/MS in Biomedical Informatics

The Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics (MScBMI) program prepares students to lead healthcare’s evolution into an era where organizations will apply their data to meet these goals. MScBMI students will study the whole spectrum of this burgeoning field, with specific emphasis on clinical informatics, genomics, and population health They also have the option to pursue advanced programming in Python and explore machine learning techniques. They graduate with the skills and practice to succeed in industry, lab, and research settings.

MD/MScBMI students at the University of Chicago typically complete the first three years of medical school before taking a year-long leave of absence to pursue full-time graduate work through the Graham School, then return to the Pritzker School of Medicine to complete their final year of the MD degree.

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MD/MS in Biomedical Informatics Information

Pritzker students will submit an application through the Graham School during their third year of MD study. Application deadlines and required materials are available on the Graham School website, along with a link to the application system.

Tuition and fees information is available on the Graham School website.