UNT Health Science Center (UNTHSC) offers several joint and accelerated programs to meet the wide range of student needs and career goals.
The DO/PhD Medical Scientist Training Program and DO/MS dual-degree program are offered in conjunction with UNTHSC’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS). Students may choose to conduct research in a wide range of basic science disciplines to complement their medical interests, including cell biology and genetics, anatomy, biochemistry and molecular biology, microbiology and immunology, physiology, and pharmacology and neuroscience.
A joint DO/MPH degree program offered in conjunction with the School of Public Health (SPH) provides future osteopathic physicians with specialized training to develop, integrate and apply culturally competent social, psychological, and biomedical approaches to the promotion and preservation of health.
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) also offers an accelerated baccalaureate/osteopathic physician program with the University of North Texas in Denton, The University of Texas at Dallas, and The University of Texas at Arlington where students can earn both their baccalaureate and DO degrees in seven years instead of the usual eight.
Qualified students earn a bachelor’s degree after successfully completing three years at UNT, UTD, or UTA and the first year at TCOM. Upon completion of the final three years in the TCOM curriculum and all graduation requirements, students earn their doctor of osteopathic medicine degree.
Students in any of the seven-year combined Bachelor’s/DO programs may select the option of also completing the MPH degree by adding one additional year to their program.