Combined Degree Programs
The School of Medicine and the University Graduate School offer selected students an opportunity to pursue the Ph.D., M.B.A., M.A., or M.P.H. degrees, concurrently or sequentially, with a coordinated and flexible program leading also to the M.D. degree. Combined degree programs are designed to meet the student’s particular objectives and needs and are planned by the student and an advisory committee of faculty representing the School of Medicine and the respective graduate school program. Programs at Indianapolis are available in anatomy and cell biology, biochemistry and molecular biology, cellular and integrative physiology, medical and molecular genetics, biomolecular imaging and biophysics, medical neuroscience, microbiology and immunology, pathology and laboratory medicine, pharmacology, toxicology, and biomedical engineering with Purdue University faculty at West Lafayette and at IUPUI. Programs at Bloomington are available in the basic medical sciences, humanities, and social studies. The combined degree programs are also available through the graduate schools of Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame.
Entry into a combined degree program requires approval of both the School of Medicine and the University Graduate School.
The Indiana University School of Medicine has an NIH-supported Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) for students interested in pursuing an M.D. and a Ph.D. Interested students apply to the program when applying to medical school. Students in their first or second year of medical school may also apply. A faculty committee selects students for the program based on commitment to a career as a physician scientist, research experience, undergraduate grade point average, and MCAT scores. Information can be obtained from the Graduate Division of the School of Medicine. A minimum of 90 credit hours of graduate (Ph.D.) study is required for the combined Ph.D./M.D. degree. A maximum of 30 credit hours of School of Medicine courses may count toward the Ph.D. degree.
For additional information, contact:
Indiana University School of Medicine
Medical Science Building 207
635 Barnhill Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5120
Telephone: (317) 274-3441