Advanced Education: Dual Degree

Double degree programs of study at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio provide a mechanism for medical or dental students to obtain an M.S. or Ph.D. degree in addition to an M.D. or D.D.S. The purpose of these programs is the training of clinical scientists who have not only depth of knowledge in clinical medicine or dentistry and basic sciences but also experience in research planning and execution. Such scientists are therefore exceptionally qualified to apply specialized research competence to the resolution of clinical problems.

A student who wishes to obtain both a professional and a graduate degree must satisfy the entrance requirements of both the Dental School and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and approval for admission must be accomplished separately.

Accepted applicants must meet the full requirements defined for both the professional and the graduate degree.

The detailed logistics of pursuing a graduate program while registered in the Dental School will depend on the specific graduate program undertaken and, in every instance, should be worked out among the student, the appropriate Committee on Graduate Studies, the Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of the Dental School.