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.
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.
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. Learn more about the Jones Graduate School of Business M.B.A. academic requirements.