MSP Admissions

MD/MBA Information

The MD/MBA joint degree option is offered through the Medical Scholars Program (MSP) and is jointly sponsored by the MBA Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign. All medical and MBA training takes place on the Urbana-Champaign campus. Students enrolled in this innovative program will earn an MBA degree and the Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree. MD/MBA students plan to pursue a variety of careers, especially in academic medicine, public policy, governmental regulation, and/or health care administration.


The MD/MBA program is open to students who have completed an accredited bachelor‘s degree and who meet the admission criteria of the MBA Program, the College of Medicine, and the Medical Scholars Program. This joint degree program is available only to U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents.

Sequencing of Studies

Students enrolled in the MD/MBA program take an average of five to six years, including summers, to complete both degrees. The first year of the program is spent meeting the requirements of the MBA program.

Admission to the MD/MBA Joint Degree Program


MBA Program:

The MBA Program requires that applicants to the MD/MBA curriculum submit the MBA application online at:
MBA applicants are required to pay one application fee for the joint program. MD/MBA applicants are eligible to obtain an MBA application fee waiver. Please contact the MBA Program Coordinator for details. Your GMAT score must be sent by Pearson Vue to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign MBA program at institution code VKRTK08. If you take the GMAT more than once, the Admissions Committee considers only the highest score.  Test scores are valid for five years from the date you enroll.

The College of Medicine:

Applicants must submit an AMCAS application and designate that the application be sent to the University of Illinois College of Medicine (Code #128) by . Qualified applicants will receive a supplemental application from the College of Medicine, which should be completed and returned directly to the University of Illinois College of Medicine Office of Medical Student Admissions, as instructed. MCAT scores and three letters of recommendation are required as well.

The Medical Scholars Program:

Applicants must submit the official MSP application by , including three letters of recommendation, official transcripts for all previous undergraduate or graduate study institutions, and a copy of GMAT and MCAT scores.

All admissions materials should be sent directly to the MSP at this address:

Medical Sciences Building

Funding Opportunities

While MD/MBA students are officially enrolled in the MBA Program, they are not eligible for a tuition and fee waiver. However, applicants may be eligible for partial MBA scholarships, depending on their academic qualifications. For the MBA portion of the MD/MBA program, applicants who apply prior to December 15 are automatically considered for scholarships.

While officially enrolled in the College of Medicine, MSP MD/MBA students are eligible to earn a tuition and fee waiver provided they have a 25%-time or greater appointment (a graduate assistantship) on the UIUC campus, or an equivalent fellowship. The MSP does not guarantee the availability of assistantships or waivers to MD/MBA students, although every effort is made to help students obtain these assistantships and most students have obtained assistantships during a portion of their MD training.

Contact Us

We believe in our students and are committed to their success. We encourage you to learn more about our program. If you have questions about the MSP or need additional information, please contact the Medical Scholars Program at or at .