Earning a Joint Degree

Each year, some medical students take advantage of other graduate-level programs at Yale to earn joint degrees. This extends the length of time students spend at Yale by about a year or two, but they receive a tuition benefit that varies depending on the program.

In order to participate in a joint degree program, a student must complete three years of medical school and pass Step I and Step II of USMLE. Joint degree arrangements must be agreed upon by both schools involved.

Each school has its own financial aid policies. If you are interested in pursuing a joint degree, you should find out about the financial aid policies at both schools.