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Parallel Degree

Parallel Degree Opportunity

VCOM partners with Virginia Tech to allow students who qualify to earn a parallel or dual degree. A Master’s in Public Health  may be completed between the third and fourth years of the doctor of osteopathic medicine degree program. The dual degree program requires an additional year to complete. Additional costs occur and are paid to the accrediting institution (Virginia Tech) for tuition. In order to apply for the  dual degree program, candidates must first be accepted to the DO program and apply to the secondary institution during their second year at VCOM.

For more information please contact Dr. James Mahaney, Ph.D. at 540-231-1948.

Parallel Degree Requirements

DO/MPH Program

  • Applicants must hold a GPA of 3.6 or greater at VCOM;
  • Applicants who are approved for the program by both VT and VCOM may start the MPH program during the summer following OMS 1 year; and
  • Students must remain in good standing with both institutions to continue in the program.