Dual Degree Programs

M.D./M.B.A.

Students must apply to and be accepted by both the Georgetown McDonough School of Business and the School of Medicine through each school’s admissions and interview process. Students can apply to each program prior to enrolling in Georgetown.  It is highly recommended that medical students interested in applying to the MBA program apply prior to entering Georgetown or in the first year of study.

In your first three years at Georgetown University, you will be enrolled fully in School of Medicine classes. Year four will switch to the McDonough School of Business. 

In the final year of the program, you will complete the Global Business Experience as part of the MBA program. MBA elective courses are taken throughout years four and five. Scheduling of electives is coordinated with academic advisors in both the McDonough School of Business and the School of Medicine.

For contact and program information visit the M.B.A. program webpage.

M.D./M.P.H.

Georgetown University School of Medicine has a formal agreement with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the world’s largest school of public health, which has been training public health leaders from around the globe for nearly a century. The MPH is a degree program that provides integrated training in the core competencies of the field of public health, preparing graduates to address and solve current or emerging public health challenges through multidisciplinary approaches that apply the latest scientific knowledge, common sense and teamwork. Students in the program will obtain a population-based perspective on health, along with rigorous training in a schoolwide curriculum focused on the core disciplines of epidemiology, biostatistics, management sciences and the environmental, biological, behavioral and social factors that influence the health of populations and communities.

The M.D./M.P.H. Program is a five-year program, with individuals completing the M.P.H. between the third and fourth years of the M.D. program. Applicants must submit two separate applications – one to the M.D. program and one to the M.P.H. program. All candidates interested in applying may submit the M.P.H. portion of the application after completion of the second year of medical school.

Upon acceptance to both programs, individuals will be required to complete all required courses/modules/clerkships for the M.D. program in addition to required courses, a population-based health or practicum requirement, and a Capstone project for the M.P.H. program.

Please contact Mr. Paul Whong at pwhong@jhu.edu (phone 410-955-1291) with questions regarding the M.P.H. portion of the program, Dr. Tobie Smith, MD, MPH at ts881@georgetown.edu for GUSOM questions, and Dean Annaliese Heussler at ah642@georgetown.edu for School of Medicine approval and procedural questions related to this degree. For additional information on the application process, please visit the M.P.H. degree program website.

M.D./M.S.

The Doctor of Medicine and master’s programs are offered in conjunction with Biomedical Graduate Education. Students can craft their own dual degree pathway in completing any Biomedical Graduate Education Master’s program alongside earning an M.D. from SOM. Students can either complete the master’s program prior to starting the M.D. program or between the second and third year of the M.D. program.

Applicants must submit two separate applications – one to the M.D. Program and one to the master’s program. Applicants may apply either before starting medical school or during the first two years of medical school. Applicants must receive acceptances from both programs.

M.D./M.A.L.S. in Ethics and Professionalism

The M.D./M.A.L.S. Program is a five-year program, with individuals completing the M.A.L.S. prior to starting the M.D. curriculum or between the second and third year of the M.D. program. Applicants must submit two separate applications – one to the M.D. Program and one to the M.A.L.S. Program. Individuals who receive acceptances from both programs may elect to enroll in the dual-degree program. Applicants may apply either before starting medical school or during the first two years of medical school.  For further information, please see: M.A.L.S.

The M.D./M.A.L.S. Program is offered in conjunction with the School of Continuing Studies.

M.D./M.A. or Ph.D. in Philosophy

There are two options for dual degrees in conjunction with the Department of Philosophy – an MD/MA and an MD/PhD.  Applicants must submit two separate applications – one to the M.D. Program and one to the Philosophy Department.  All applicants will be required to satisfy the appropriate admission requirements and application deadlines for both programs.  Coursework for either the MD/MA or MD/PhD in Philosophy would begin after completion of the second year of medical school.  Please visit the Department of Philosophy website and the Graduate Program Handbook for additional information and degree requirements.

Please contact the Philosophy Department’s director of graduate admissions (philosophy.gradadmissions@georgetown.edu) for questions regarding the MA or PhD portion of the program, and Dean Annaliese Heussler at ah642@georgetown.edu for School of Medicine procedural questions related to the degree.