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Dual-Degree Programs

In addition to the traditional medical degree, students pursuing their medical education at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine have several additional educational opportunities. The Heritage College offers programs for students with interests in combining their medical education with a degree in research, business, biomedical, and social/behavioral health. This section will help you learn more about all of our dual degree programs, and help you find the one that is right for you.


The D.O./Ph.D. combines training in medicine and research for students interested in becoming physician-scientists. Demand for physicians with this dual training is high and can lead to careers as faculty members at medical schools, universities and research institutes. Students select mentors to engage in research in a variety of health-related areas of study, with particular emphasis on translational research.

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The D.O./M.B.A. program combines the study of medicine with training in managerial, financial and technical expertise that can be applied to health care. In addition to enhancing the leadership characteristics of physicians, this training path can be applied in other areas including hospital administration, health care policy and related fields such as biotechnology.

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D.O./M.S. in Biomedical Engineering

The D.O./M.S. in biomedical engineering program integrates medicine and technology. Biomedical engineering is a rapidly growing field that prepares students with the technological tools and understanding to specialize in the areas of biomechanics, cellular/biomolecular engineering and biomedical information processing.

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The D.O./M.G.H. program prepares medical students to provide care, conduct research and develop interventions across cultural and national boundaries by taking a global view of health. Global health is a rapidly growing field designed to address complex, multinational health issues. Our world is becoming more interconnected, and it is imperative that health care professionals understand how shifting geographical and geopolitical borders and movement of people contribute to emerging diseases and health issues that impact us all.

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