Dual Degrees

Go further without taking longer. Earn two degrees at the same time with Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences dual-degree programs.

KCU offers a dual-degree program of a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and a Master of Arts in Bioethics and a dual-degree program of a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and a Master of Business Administration in health care leadership.

Dual Degrees

Go further without taking longer. Earn two degrees at the same time with Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences dual-degree programs.

KCU offers a dual-degree program of a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and a Master of Arts in Bioethics and a dual-degree program of a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and a Master of Business Administration in health care leadership.

DO/MBA in Health Care Leadership

At our Kansas City location, KCU and Rockhurst University jointly offer an innovative program through which selected medical students can earn dual degrees – a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from KCU and a Master of Business Administration in health care leadership from Rockhurst University.

In the new managed-care environment, physicians need to balance the quality of health care with considerations of cost. Through this program, you’ll become knowledgeable in the management languages of accounting, economics, finance, human resources, information technology, law, marketing and management.

You’ll learn the sound business practices essential to providing quality, holistic care for patients and will be exposed to the best management and leadership practices used by the industry today.

The MBA portion of the degree has been tailored to accommodate our medical program and to allow you to graduate with your entering class.

DO/Masters in Bioethics

Advances in stem cell research and genetic engineering, the globalization of medical practice and health care policy, and the relationships between environmental quality and human health have raised critical ethical issues in medicine. As a doctor also trained in bioethics, you’ll provide leadership in addressing these vital ethical challenges.

The degree program provides a broad orientation to the interdisciplinary field of bioethics, including an in-depth examination of philosophical and religious ethics. You can complete both the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Master of Arts in Bioethics at the end of four years. 

Requirements

  • Be in good standing in KCU-COM
  • Have a 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Submit an application with a brief essay regarding why you want to enroll in the MA in Bioethics program