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The UNC MD-PhD program is proud to offer PhD degrees from a wide variety of departments. Below is a list of graduate departments available to our students. We are supportive of any PhD program choice as long as the student can make a convincing case for how that program is significantly relevant to medical science and both the MD-PhD Program and the graduate department have agreed that they can fully support the student in their chosen endeavor.

Our students typically complete their PhD in 3 – 5 years.

School of Medicine

School of Public Health

School of Pharmacy

College of Arts and Sciences

Please note: for some “non-traditional” PhD programs, an applicant to the MD-PhD program must apply separately to the UNC department from which he or she aims to earn a PhD.  For more information please contact the MD-PhD Program Office

*Indicates participation in the BBSP program

Check out how the UNC MD-PhD Program bridges the gap between the MD and PhD portions of our students’ training.