The Doctor of Medicine/Master of Health Administration (MD/MHA) prepares future physicians to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing healthcare system. The program typically is completed in five years -- one more year than the traditional medical training.
  • Years 1 and 2 are spent in medical school, as students complete the preclinical curriculum and pass Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).
  • Year 3 is devoted to full-time graduate study in the MHA curriculum.
  • Year 4 returns students to the medical school curriculum for the third-year clinical clerkships.
  • Years 5 and 6 focuses on completion of fourth-year electives and rotations for the MD degree and an integrative writing project, and any remaining course work for the MHA.

Formal application to the MHA program should be made prior to Feb. 15 of the student’s second year in medical school. This process includes completing the MHA application via the Healthcare Administration, Management & Policy Centralized Application Service (HAMPCAS) or Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS), completing an Ohio State Graduate Application and paying a nonrefundable application fee to the Graduate Admissions Office.