Washington University MD/MPHS Program
The MD/MPHS provides medical students with an opportunity to supplement their clinical training and coursework with a quantitative approach to population health science research. Whether you know what field of medicine you’ll go into or not, the MPHS program will prepare you to be a strong residency applicant. Instead of focusing on one area of research, the MPHS students develop core skills in epidemiology and biostatistics, which can be applied to research in any clinical field. Students benefit from learning alongside a diverse class from all fields of medicine and by establishing a broad network of renowned mentors and collaborators.
The program is not limited to Washington University medical students. Students from other medical schools are encouraged to apply.
The program combines the traditional medical school curriculum with one additional year of full-time study for the MPHS degree. The MPHS program easily integrates after the second or third year of medical school. The research methods and analytic skills learned will prove invaluable during your clinical rotations, particularly during evidence-based medicine presentations.
Medical students may apply during their first, second or third year of medical school. Learn more about applying to the MPHS program.
Tuition and Scholarships
MPHS tuition is $36,300 ($1,100 per credit hour; 33 credit hours are required for graduation). Five full-tuition scholarships will be available for Washington University medical students and allied health students each year. Learn more about tuition and scholarship opportunities.
Medical students will take the seven required MPHS core courses in epidemiology, biostatistics, SAS programming, and research ethics. Students then work with the MPHS Deputy Director for Medical Students to identify appropriate electives and concentrations that complement their interests. Electives may be selected from MPHS courses, other medical school graduate courses (e.g., MSCI, GEMS, or MPE courses), and courses offered by other WUSTL schools, such as the Brown School (MPH program), Arts & Sciences (e.g., medical anthropology and international health), and the Olin School of Business.
For more information, please contact the MPHS Program Coordinator: