Biomedical Sciences M.D./Ph.D. Requirements
Through the cooperation of the School of Graduate Studies and the School of Medicine & Health Sciences, students may concurrently pursue the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Biomedical Sciences and the Doctor of Medicine degree. The minimum time required to complete the joint program is six years of full-time academic study.
Students interested in the joint M.D./Ph.D. program should first obtain admission to the School of Medicine & Health Sciences M.D. program, through the normal application and selection process. Once admitted, the student is eligible to apply for admission to the Ph.D. program, but must do so not later than the end of the first year of Medical School.
Use of Master's Credits
Doctoral students may be able to apply up to 30 credits from their master’s degree. While this is the case for most students, it is not guaranteed or automatic. It is dependent on a number of factors, including alignment between the master’s field of study and the intended doctoral field of study. It is up to the department faculty to review and approve the use of master’s credits.
Graduate School Admission Requirements
Please consult the UND School of Graduate Studies apply page for a full list of required documents.
The requirements on this page are pulled from UND’s academic catalog and may not reflect future terms. Updates are published annually in April.