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Advanced Degree Opportunities

VTC offers learners a variety of advanced degree opportunities. The details and the timing of these degree programs should be discussed with Dr. Aubrey Knight, MD, the Senior Dean of Student Affairs.

Options include the following programs:

Master in Business Administration (MBA)

The Virginia Tech MD/MBA option gives Carlion students the option to complete their MBA courses in one year between M2 and M3. MBA courses are offered one weekend per month on a Friday and a Saturday. In-class meeting locations alternate between Roanoke and Richmond. There is also an online learning component. The program is 60% in-person and 40% online. Through this program, practitioners ultimately become skilled in both medicine and management. If you'd like to learn more about the MD/MBA option, please review the PowerPoint or contact Rebecca McGill, Associate Director of MBA Recruiting, at or 703-538-8497.  

Master of Public Health (MPH)

Master of Science in Translational Biology, Medicine and Health (MS)

Doctorate in Translational Biology, Medicine and Health (PhD)

For additional information on how to incorporate the advanced degree options above into the medical doctorate program of study, please consult with Dr. Aubrey Knight, MD. Students with questions directly related to the Translational Biology, Medicine and Health programs are encouraged to contact Dr. Veronica Van Montfrans, PhD.  

Students considering a transition out of the medical doctorate program of study are encouraged to talk with Dr. Aubrey Knight, MD about other potential degree options available.  

TBMH Funding Model

This document provides funding information for students participating in the MD/PhD program.