Degree Programs

KU Medical Center includes the Schools of Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, and an Office of Graduate Studies. Information about Health Professions or Nursing is available from those schools or in the appropriate sections of the KU Undergraduate Catalog and Graduate School Catalog.

Masters and Ph.D. Programs

For information about Masters and Ph.D. programs visit

Combined M.D./Ph.D. Degree Programs

The purpose of the MD-PhD combined degree program is to prepare highly qualified and motivated post-baccalaureate students for careers as physician scientists in academic medicine and biomedical research. To promote a close-knit group of students, MD-PhD training at the University of Kansas Medical Center includes small group interactions with the program directors and monthly interactions with fellow students at all phases of their training. A formal peer-mentoring program allows students to advise and guide each other on issues related to research and clinical training, personal life-work balance, and professional development. The program is conducted under the auspices of the Dean of Graduate Studies and the Executive Dean of the School of Medicine, with guidance from their MD-PhD Advisory Committee.

Information may be obtained from the MD-PhD Physician Scientist Training Program, 1123 Delp, Mail Stop 3062, KU Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, KS 66160, (913) 588-5241,

Dual M.D./M.P.H. Program

This is a five year program in which the medical student completes the requirements for the M.P.H. degree in one year. This can be accomplished either between the second and third, or between the third and fourth years of medical school. Students must complete all degree requirements for both the M.D. and the M.P.H. programs. They complete the M.P.H. concentration in Public Health Practice in three semesters, beginning in the summer (June), and proceeding through fall (August) and spring (January), and finishing by the end of May.

To obtain admission materials or for more information, call (913) 588-2720, or visit

M.D./M.H.S.A. Program

The MD/MHSA program is ideal for medical students interested in practice, hospital, or health system management. Students in this program have several options for completing the MHSA requirements in addition to the four-year MD curriculum.

To obtain admission materials or for more information, call (913) 588-3763.  To learn more about the M.D./M.H.S.A. joint degree program visit