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Enhance your education with a second degree

Depending on your interests and long-term career goals, you may find it beneficial to pursue a second degree while you earn your M.D. at UMHS. We believe that earning two advanced degrees can help enhance your credentials and make you a more desirable residency candidate in today’s competitive marketplace.

UMHS has established partnerships with two accredited universities that each offer unique benefits and concurrent enrollment opportunities to qualified UMHS students.


Walden University

Walden University, a regionally accredited online university based in the U.S., offers an array of program options to UMHS students. The University also offers UMHS students a 20 percent reduction in tuition for their second degree.

Walden’s programs can help you develop the critical and creative thinking skills you’ll need to be successful in the healthcare field. You will have the option to choose from bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral-level degree programs in areas of study such as Business and Management, Public Health and Health Sciences, Public Policy and Administration, and more. 

Walden has an established track record of concurrent enrollment success. The school offers dedicated support so you can effectively manage your time and the workload requirements of both your MD and your second degree.

For more information, visit the Walden website.

For additional questions, contact:

Ron Lee
Strategic Alliance Manager
Global Business Development

Davenport University

Davenport University offers qualified UMHS students the opportunity to pursue a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a Health Care Management Concentration.

Through this unique MBA program, you can learn the business side of medicine. The degree can be completed online, as you earn your M.D. You’ll take one seven-week course at a time, and you’ll have six years to complete the program.

Davenport is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and is licensed by the Michigan Department of Education. The University offers financial aid and loans to qualified students, along with a 30 percent tuition discount for all UMHS students.

For more information, visit the Davenport University website

For additional questions, contact:

Randall Mack
Senior Admissions Counselor
Davenport University

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