MD - MHA Dual Degree

In 2010, The University of Scranton and Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine signed a Memorandum of Understanding to offer a dual degree program in Medicine and Health Administration. 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 Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and the MHA degree by The University of Scranton.

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

Preferred Course Sequence:

 

 

Geisinger Commonwealth
School of Medicine

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 Geisinger Commonwealth 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.