Joint Degrees

The Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics (MPaT) Graduate Program participates in both the MD/PhD program and the JD/PhD Program provided by the university. Both of these programs allow motivated students to earn a dual degree in less time than it would normally take.

Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD)

The University of Minnesota's Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD) prepares you for a career in academic medicine with a foundation designed to strengthen the connections between health care and scientific discovery.

How to apply

The University of Minnesota's Medical School has sole power over both the application process and acceptance in to the MD/PhD Program. Upon acceptance, students choose may choose to pursure their PhD research training in Pharmacology if they wish.

MD/PhD Program details and application instructions

Joint Degree in Law, Science and Technology (JD/PhD)

The Joint Degree Program in Law, Science and Technology is a unique opportunity that enables students to combine a JD with a PhD, MS, MPH, MHA, MA or MD in less time, with more academic support, and with potentially more financial support than if the students were to pursue the 2 degrees seperately.

How to apply

In order to qualify for the program with Pharmacology as the PhD focus, applicants must go through both the graduate school's PhD application process as well as the law school's JD application process. Upon acceptance in to both programs, the applicant is then automatically accepted in to the JD/PhD program.

For more information on the application process: