Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy

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Indiana University School of Medicine —€” South Bend Website

Degrees Offered

  • Joint M.D./Ph.D.

Application Requirements

  • GRE General Test or MCAT
  • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation

Application Deadline

  • Fall: February 1

Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy

Admission to the program requires separate applications to the Notre Dame Graduate School and the IUSM–SB. The Graduate School will accept MCAT scores in place of the GRE scores required of all applicants. The parallel applications are coordinated and tracked by the South Bend Center for Medical Education, which serves as the central office for the combined degree program. Representatives from Notre Dame and the I.U. School of Medicine monitor and oversee the program.

To earn the joint degree, students will complete the first two years of medical school at IUSM–SB, and continue at Notre Dame for three more years to pursue the University’s doctoral degree through the Graduate School. The last two years of medical school then will be completed at the Indiana University School of Medicine’s main campus in Indianapolis.


Stacey Jackson
Director, Medical Education
Telephone: (574) 631-1870
Fax: (574) 631-7821

Cost of Living

The South Bend, Ind. area provides many amenities but one of the lowest cost-of-living rates of any major research university in the country. Learn more.