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Apply for the MD/JD

Apply for the MD/JD


The MD/JD joint degree option is offered through the Medical Scholars Program (MSP) and is jointly sponsored by the College of Law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign. All medical and legal training takes place on the Urbana-Champaign campus. Students enrolled in this innovative program will earn the Juris Doctor of Law (JD) degree and the Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree. MD/JD students plan to pursue a variety of careers, especially in academic medicine and/or law, and in the public policy, governmental regulation, and health care administration arenas.  The MD/JD program is open to students who have completed an accredited bachelor's degree and who meet the admission criteria of the College of Law, the College of Medicine, and the Medical Scholars Program. This joint degree program is available only to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

Applicants to the MD/JD program must:

  • Apply to the UI College of Medicine through the American Medical College Application Service,(AMCAS), and check the box expressing interest in the MD/JD joint degree program.
  • During the M1 year, Apply to the MD/JD program by following the application directions for that program which can be found at: Students applying to the Juris Docor of Law (JD) program are required to take the LSAT exam.

Length of Program: Full-time students may complete the degree in six years.