To earn the M.Ed. degree, students in the joint degree program must complete all of the degree requirements for the M.Ed. degree. The requirements for the M.Ed. overall include General Adult Education Core (15 credits), Research Requirement (6 credits), and for those in the Joint MD/M.Ed., Medical School Courses (9 credits). A master's paper is required that carries no course credit, but the course work facilitates the development of the master's paper. Students complete the master's paper while enrolled in ADTED 588during their last semester. Other than the nine credits that will be accepted into the M.D. aspart of the joint degree program, the remainder of the M.D. requirements are the same as for those students pursuing the M.D. only. If students accepted into the joint degree program are unable to complete the M.D. degree, they are still eligible to receive the M.Ed. degree if all the M.Ed. degree requirements have been satisfied.