Oct 24, 2021  
Graduate Studies Catalog 2017-2018 
Graduate Studies Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MD - MHA Dual Degree

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The University of Scranton and The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to offer a dual degree program in Medicine (M.D.) and Health Administration M.H.A.). The Doctor of Medicine and the Master of Health Administration (MD-MHA) is an innovative dual degree program - the first for the region - that combines the strengths of two highly-specialized degree programs to train future physicians for roles as healthcare administrators and leaders in the delivery of healthcare services. As healthcare organizations respond to the dynamic changes in healthcare, the dual MD-MHA degree program will integrate leadership and management functions in the medical and clinical environment to meet the demand for delivering the most efficient and highest quality healthcare. The MD degree will be conferred by The Commonwealth Medical College and the MHA degree by The University of Scranton.

Generally, students will apply first to TCMC. Accepted TCMC students will then apply to The University of Scranton. A MHA student may make application to the MD program at TCMC. MHA students who are admitted to the MD program may be required to develop an alternate MHA program of study.

Preferred Course Sequence:
     TCMC  University of Scranton
 Year 1 Fall  Medical Courses  
  Spring  Medical Courses  
  Summer    HAD 522, 523. 525
 Year 2  Fall  Medical Courses  HAD 519
   Spring  Medical Courses  HAD 500
   Summer    HAD 582
 Year 3  Fall    HAD 501, 502, 504, 508, 515
   Spring    HAD 505, 506,509, 521
   Summer  Medical Courses  
 Year 4  Fall  Medical Courses  
   Spring  Medical Courses  
   Summer  Medical Courses  
 Year 5  Fall  Medical Courses  HAD 581
   Spring  Medical Courses  HAD 581

Financial Aid: 

Students will apply for financial aid with TCMC in Years 1, 2, 4, 5.  Students will apply for financial aid with The University of Scranton in Year 3. The amount of aid eligibility for year 3 will be different from the other years. The aid awarded in Years 1 and 5 may be insufficient to cover the cost of tuition at the University of Scranton in those years.

For information about the MHA program at the University of Scranton, go to academic.scraton.edu/department/HAHR/mha/

For information about the combined MD-MHA program, please visit www.thecommonwealthmedical.com/mdmha


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