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School of Medicine

M.D./M.B.A. Dual Degree Program

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The M.D./M.B.A. dual degree program provides students the opportunity to earn both these degrees from institutions consistently ranked among the top in the nation for their respective disciplines.

Over five years, students complete all the requirements for the M.D. Program at Baylor College of Medicine and for the M.B.A. at Rice University's Jones Graduate School of Business.

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Program Structure

Students in the M.D./M.B.A. spend four years at the medical school and one and a half years at the Jones Graduate School of Business, with an overlap during the summer of their fourth year of studies. Students must complete three years of medical school before entering the M.B.A. program. Students work closely with the Baylor Office of the Registrar and Office of Student Affairs to ensure proper transition between schools.

Year 1 Baylor College of Medicine
Year 2 Baylor College of Medicine
Year 3 Baylor College of Medicine*
Year 4 Rice University Jones Graduate School of Business
Summer of Year 4 Baylor College of Medicine & Rice University Jones Graduate School of Business
Fall of Year 5  Rice University Jones Graduate School of Business
Spring of Year 5 Baylor College of Medicine

*M.B.A. applications are submitted during the third year.

Admissions

Prospective students must separately apply and be admitted to both the Baylor College of Medicine M.D. program and the Rice University Jones Graduate School of Business M.B.A. program. Applicants initially apply only to the School of Medicine and apply to the Jones Graduate School of Business during their third year of study at the medical school.

Students must be in good academic standing prior to entering the dual degree program.

For information regarding the admissions process at each school, please contact the School of Medicine Office of Admissions and the Jones Graduate School of Business Office of Admissions directly.

Dual Degree Requirements

  • Credit Requirements: Medical School credit requirements based on matriculation year; Business School credit requirements.  During business school, students in the M.D./M.B.A. program must complete all core business classes in their first year and 15 elective business school credits in their second year.
  • Minimum Time Requirements: 5 years
  • Academic requirements:
    • Students in the M.D./M.B.A. program must satisfy all academic requirements for the M.D. degree, including: (1) all required foundational courses; (2) all required clinical courses; (3) elective requirements for dual degree students; (3) the BCM CPX; (4) pass score on USMLE Step 1, Step 2CK, and Step 2CS; and (5) have no professional deficiencies. For more information on the M.D. requirements,
    • Students in the M.D./M.B.A. program follow the same course of study as single-degree full-time M.B.A. students and must satisfy all of the Jones Graduate School of Business requirements for graduation. For information about the Jones Graduate School of Business M.B.A. academic requirements, please click here.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Students in the M.D./M.B.A. dual degree program will be charged tuition according to the rates effective at the school in which they are enrolled each term. For more information regarding tuition and financial aid, prospective students should contact the BCM Office of Student Financial Aid and Office of Student Account Services and the Jones Graduate School of Business Office of Admissions.

Contacts for Tuition and Financial Aid Questions:

Baylor College of Medicine
Student Account Services: 713-795-7322; SAS@bcm.edu
Financial Aid: 713-798-4603; finaid@bcm.edu

Jones Graduate School of Business
https://business.rice.edu/financing-your-degree

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