Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine/
Master of Biomedical Sciences (D.O./M.S.)
The D.O./M.S. program is offered to medical students interested in medical research and/or academic medicine. This degree is ideal for the future physician who wishes to maintain an interest in research while also treating patients in a clinical setting.
Students in the dual degree D.O./M.S. program, upon successful completion of required coursework, are guaranteed acceptance into OSU-COM in the following year. The student must complete one full year of M.S. requirements and maintain good academic standing with the graduate program in order to receive deferred admission.
Successful completion of the D.O./M.S. program requires fulfillment of the requirements for the D.O. medical degree and a minimum of 32 semester hours of graduate credit.
The M.S. portion of the D.O./M.S. program is designed to be accomplished in approximately two years; however, all degree requirements must be completed within seven years of entering the D.O./M.S. program. The dual degree student will receive nine hours of transfer credit from the osteopathic medical program. The M.S. degree will be awarded whenever the graduate degree requirements have been accomplished, which is usually during the D.O. portion of the program.
Credit hours and required courses for the D.O./M.S. program are the same for the regular master's degree. Dual degree students are encouraged to consider the non-thesis master's degree.
Application Process for the D.O./M.S. Degree
Students wishing to receive deferred admission to the medical school and complete their M.S. coursework prior to the first year of medical school should indicate their interest in the D.O./M.S. degree on the OSU supplemental application for medical school. Only students who successfully complete an on-campus interview for the D.O. program will be considered for this track and will be contacted with application instructions by the admissions department after interviews have concluded.
At any time after receiving an offer of admission to OSU-COM, medical students interested in the M.S. degree may apply to the program and take courses concurrently with the medical school curriculum if accepted.
In addition to submitting the graduate application materials listed in the Biomedical M.S. portion of the view book, dual degree students must apply separately to the D.O. program. The student must submit an AACOMAS application online at www.aacom.org
- AACOMAS application deadline - Feb. 1, the year of matriculation
- AACOMAS application fee - $175
Consult the D.O. admissions page for a complete list of application materials and procedures. Dual degree students are not required to pay the $40 graduate application fee and may substitute the MCAT for the GRE exam. Initial inquiries and correspondence and all formal application materials should be sent to:
Coordinator of Graduate Admissions
Office of Student Affairs
OSU Center for Health Sciences
1111 W. 17th St.
Tulsa, OK 74107-1898