Dual Degree Programs

Dual Degree Programs Available to ILS Students

All graduate programs associated with ILS are involved in the training of dual degree students. Dual degree programs have different admission requirements, so please contact the dual degree program directly for specific application instructions and admission criteria.

University of Georgia System MD/PhD – Students in the Medical Scientist Training Program complete the first two years of clinical training at the Medical College of Georgia (Augusta, GA) then conduct approximately 4 years of PhD research at one of several research universities within the University of Georgia System: the University of Georgia (Athens, GA), Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA), Georgia State University (Atlanta, GA), and the Georgia Regents University (Augusta GA). Upon completion of the PhD portion of the degree, students complete their medical training and MD portion of the degree.

University of Georgia DVM/PhD – Students in the Veterinary Medical Scientist Training Program begin their veterinary training after admission to candidacy in any of several PhD graduate programs at the University of Georgia. Once in the DVM curriculum, dual degree students typically continue their PhD studies during summer terms and as part of their elective periods.

The above programs aim to have students complete degrees in as fast a timeframe as possible and underwrite a large part of the costs associated with training. We encourage you to consider one of our dual degree programs if you have a strong interest in clinically-oriented research.