The College of Medicine offers several dual degree programs that lead to two different degree citations on the transcript and two separate diplomas. These may combine master’s programs, doctoral programs, and professional degree programs.
The purpose of a dual degree program is to allow students to undertake complementary programs of graduate study simultaneously through streamlined curricular arrangements that allow dual credit for a specified set of courses.
Students will be admitted to dual degree programs by two separate admissions committees and must fulfill all requirements for both programs to earn these separate degrees. Specific information on academic requirements for the following program can be found at http://www.graduatecatalog.ucf.edu/
The College of Medicine offers an integrated M.D./Ph.D. curriculum that enables students to fulfill all requirements and earn the Doctor of Medicine and the Doctor of Philosophy in as few as six years. Students in the integrated M.D./Ph.D. track in Biomedical Sciences must be accepted in the College of Medicine M.D. program and begin working on their Ph.D. research project during the first two years of medical school. Students interested in pursuing a combined M.D./Ph.D. degree must apply and be accepted into the medical school and the Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program.
The M.D./M.B.A. program is designed to educate the next generation of leaders for our health care system. The program’s innovative curriculum equips program participants with the analytical tools, latest business techniques and effective problem-solving and decision making skills needed to succeed in today’s competitive medical field.
Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management (M.D. Track)
The Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management enables students to build on their strengths and interests; broadens their knowledge of the industry; sharpens their management skills; and incorporates their professional and extracurricular experiences. Students enrolled in the M.D. track will witness and experience adoptable elements to effect a cultural change in the practice of medicine vis-a-vis the concept of hospitality and service-oriented business models.
The Biomedical Engineering M.S. program offers an M.D./M.S.B.M.E track that enables qualified students to earn both the M.D. and the M.S.B.M.E degrees. For medical students, the combined M.D./M.S.B.M.E. will run as a five-year program where the students will complete the majority of the M.S.B.M.E. requirements in the third year after matriculation, prior to their clinical experiences. M.D. students apply and are admitted into the M.S.B.M.E program in fall. Upon successful completion of the Structure and Function and FIRE modules in their first year of medical school, students in the M.D./M.S.B.M.E. program will receive nine hours of credit toward the 30 credit hours required for the requirements of the M.S.B.M.E. degree. Medical students will complete the second year of the curriculum and take a year’s leave of absence to take most of the M.S.B.M.E. degree requirements.