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MD/Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The Doctor of Medicine (MD)/Master of Business Administration (MBA) Dual Degree Program was created in recognition of the demand for both medical sciences and business management expertise among health professionals early in their careers. The MD degree is awarded by the University of Maryland, School of Medicine (SOM), while the MBA degree is awarded by the University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Timeline & Program Completion

The dual degree program is completed in 5 years.

  • The MD curriculum is spread over 4 years of study (years 1-3 and year 5).
  • To obtain the MBA degree, students must earn 54 credit hours.
    • 6 credits during the first summer
    • 36 credits in year 4 (the “step-out” year)
    • 12 credits earned at the School of Medicine will count towards the MBA requirements

Through a capstone project, the MBA requires that students identify and solve business problems that currently exist in organizations and in the process, to provide significant value to organizations and their stakeholders. Successful completion of the capstone will satisfy the Scholarly Project requirement of the MD FRCT course

Sample Schedule

Below is a sample schedule for the 5-year MD/MBA Program.


Prospective students can apply to this program through the School of Medicine application process.

Current students may also apply after they have matriculated as MD-only candidates. To initiate the admissions process, current medical students must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) to the Office of Student Research by December 15 of their first year of medical school.

Submit the LOI via email–

To: Dr. Rick Matteson (
Cc: Fiama Romero (


Tuition and fees for the MBA are charged per credit hour. 

Contact Us

Learn more about the Master of Business Administration.

Roselina Ferraro
MBA Program Director

Rick Matteson, PhD
Dual Degree Program Director