Podiatrist examining child's feet

Podiatry (Dual-Degree)

We've partnered with the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University to create a 3+4 dual-degree program so that you can earn a bachelor’s degree and Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine in just seven years instead of the usual eight.

An early assurance direct admission agreement between Wisconsin Lutheran College (WLC) and Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine (Scholl College) provides students an opportunity to obtain both a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Biology from WLC and a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.) degree from Scholl College in just seven years. That's one year earlier than typical, from one of the best schools of podiatry in the country.

Early Assurance Direct Admission to Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine

Getting into a good podiatry school isn’t easy, but WLC’s commitment to personal attention from highly-trained faculty, and our partnership with the Scholl College, provide unique opportunities for students interested in a career in podiatry. 
Students interested in becoming an podiatrist can take classes for three years at WLC, and, having satisfactorily met the requirements for admission to podiatry school, take an additional four years of classes at the Scholl College, graduating with both their Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in biology and Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.) degree.

Learn more about the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine

The Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine was founded in 1912. The Scholl College merged with Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in 2001 now located in North Chicago. The Scholl College is an established leader in podiatric research and is known for it’s emphasis on interprofessional training of D.P.M. students. The Scholl College is accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education.

Healthcare professionals make a real and measurable difference in their communities, across the nation, and abroad. Studying the health sciences at WLC, you'll receive a strong science foundation that supports your growth and development, the personal care and attention of our faculty, and our small-campus charm in a big city with access to diverse healthcare facilities. You'll graduate confident, fully prepared to live your purpose.

Podiatrists (Doctors of Podiatric Medicine) are licensed physicians and surgeons that specialize in diagnosis and treatment of disorders and diseases of the lower limb. Podiatrists typically possess a four-year undergraduate degree in biology or related discipline, as well as four years of professional school training. Some podiatrists choose specialty residency training in areas such as surgery, wound care, pediatrics, or sports medicine.