Combined Degrees

Dual-degree programs combine the MD program with special interests.

Keck offers four interdisciplinary degree programs that cut across traditional academic disciplines.


Combined Degree Programs


The four or five year MD/MPH program is designed for individuals who wish to acquire not only medical practice competencies, but also an understanding of the history, organization, goals and philosophy of public health.

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The joint MD/PhD seven-to-nine year program of the University of Southern California and Caltech is designed for individuals who aspire to become a physician-scientist, have a career in academic medicine or a leadership role in the biomedical industry.

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Accelerated MD/MPH Program

The Keck School of Medicine’s four-year MD/MPH dual-degree program allows a student enrolled in the MD program to concurrently enroll in an accelerated MPH program that leads to graduation at the end of four years with both degrees. The goal of the four-year dual-degree program is to prepare Keck medical graduates for careers in public health, community medicine and health policy.

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The Master of Science in Clinical, Biomedical, and Translational Investigations trains medical students, fellows, faculty or other scientists conducting clinical related research in clinical research methods to translate clinical, biomedical and technological discoveries into advances in population-based, clinical or basic science research.

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In response to the ongoing reorganization of health care delivery systems, and the growing awareness of the impact of business decisions on health care, the Keck School of Medicine and the Marshall School of Business jointly offer an innovative program for individuals seeking knowledge in both medicine and business administration.

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