Health Administration (online) and Doctor of Medicine (HMED)

Graduate Degree Program
College: Public Health


The MD/MHA Program is a five-year integrated program completed at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (SOM) and at the University of Maryland School of Public Health (SPH) at College Park.  Students accepted in the Program will spend their first three years in Medical School, completing the Pre-clerkship phase, taking United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Part I, and completing the Clerkship phase (year 3). One month of elective credit can be completed in Year 1 or 2 by taking a preclinical elective. Two MHA courses (6 credits) may be taken during the Summer between Years 1 and 2.  The MHA Internship may be completed in Year 2. In Year 4 students will enroll in courses at the SPH to complete a full year of the MHA program (24 credits).  SPH course HLSA 786 will substitute for the FRCT Scholarly Project requirement (FRCT 520) in the SOM.  This course must be completed by January 15th of the graduating year.  In Year 5 (M4) students will complete their clerkships, electives, Sub-internships and take USMLE Part II.  Also in Year 5, students complete any remaining MHA credits (January-May) at SPH but the goal is to have these credits completed before Year 5. There is no limit on the number of spaces in the MD/MHA program at either SPH or SOM. The students have a maximum of 7 years to complete the program at both institutions.

The MHA is only offered online, but the MD degree at UMB is in person.


Negin Fouladi, PhD
Program Director
Department of Health Policy and Management
3310 School of Public Health Building
4200 Valley Drive
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

SPH Program Website:

The Master in Health Administration application portion for the MD/MHA program is accepted through the TerpEngage Graduate Admissions System.


  • A Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA
  • At least one undergraduate math course
  • Transcripts from all previous coursework
  • English proficiency test score (TOEFL, IELTS or PTE) (international applicants)
  • Statement of purpose and objectives, including career and educational goals, professional experience, and areas of interest


  • Must be a current applicant to the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Medicine (UMB) OR be a current medical student at UMB 
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Fit between applicant's goals and expectations and program degree competencies
  • GRE scores are not required for this program. 
  • Current applicants to both MD/MHA will be interviewed by the MHA program director within one week of the applicant’s SOM interview date
  • Current medical school students must have approval from the SOM’s MD/Master’s Steering Committee before applying

Note for applicants with foreign credentials:

For detailed instructions on how to submit your application, please visit the School of Public Health Website. Please, refer to the UMB SOM website for information on the medical school application.


Type of Applicant Fall Deadline Spring Deadline
Domestic Applicants
US Citizens and Permanent Residents April 05, 2024 (final) November 17, 2023 (final)
The Fall priority deadline is December 15, 2023 The Spring priority deadline is October 13, 2023
International Applicants
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas; A, E, G, H, I and L visas and immigrants N/A N/A


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