Dual Degree Programs

MD/MBA Program

Students whose academic performance places them in the top three quartiles of their class are eligible to apply to the MD/MBA program. Typically students fulfill the MBA classroom requirements between their second and third years of medical studies, but requests for other time frames may be submitted. Interested students should schedule an appointment with the Associate Dean of Student Affairs at Brody School of Medicine to discuss their eligibility and program requirements. Requests for approval should be submitted to the Office of Student Affairs by April 15 of the year in which a student intends to enter the MD/MBA Program. The MD/MBA Admissions Committee will determine each student’s eligibility and notify them of their decision.

Students approved for application to the MD/MBA program are required to complete an online graduate school application by May 1. Information concerning the application process and deadlines is available at https://gradschool.ecu.edu/prospective-students/

The following information should guide the student’s completion of the graduate school application:

Letters of recommendation are not required.
Official medical school and undergraduate transcripts are required.
An essay is not required.
The $70 application fee is required.
Provide the statement “medical student – GMAT not required” in the section requesting other information.
Program specifics and the recommended schedule of coursework for the MD/MBA program may be viewed at https://business.ecu.edu/grad/mdmba/.

Please note that successful passage of the USMLE Step 1 is necessary for continued enrollment in the dual degree program.

MD/MPH Program

Students enrolled in the Dual MD/MPH option are able to take MPH coursework during summer vacations, a leave of absence between the second and third year of medical school, and distance education.

MPH degree requirements for medical students are identical to the requirements of other MPH students. Medical students should be able to complete requirements for both degrees in five years.

A leave of absence to pursue the MPH degree will be granted to medical students accepted into the MPH program who have completed Step I of the USMLE and are in good standing in medical school.

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