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Dual Degree

Students enrolling in DMU’s doctor of osteopathic medicine or doctor of podiatric medicine programs may pursue a dual degree leading to a master of science in biomedical sciences.

This option lets students combine the expertise gained in the master’s degree program with their clinical knowledge and practice, helping their patients and enhancing their professional options and career.

How to apply for a dual degree

  • Students apply for enrollment in the master’s program during the first year of their clinical program.
  • If accepted, they begin the master’s curriculum the following June.
  • Dual enrollees complete up to 23 semester hours of the master of biomedical sciences program prior to starting their research year.
  • Students must complete a year of research, typically between the second and third years of their clinical studies.