Why choose a JD/MPH dual degree?

JD/MPH dual degree students will be prepared to address public health policy problems and influence policymakers, to effectively navigate the complex relationship between the legal and health care delivery systems from the local, regional, state, national levels and at the intersection of government, nonprofit, and private sectors.

Who makes it a dual degree?

With approval, you may apply up to 14 credits of Law courses toward the MPH and public health credits toward the JD. This allows you to reduce the length program, saving you time and money.

Who is eligible for the program?

Applicants must be accepted or enrolled a law school and complete a SOPHAS application.

How long does the program take?

The JD/MPH can be completed within three to four years depending upon your preference. The SPH gives you up to five years to complete the MPH; how long the degree will take to complete is up to you.

What is unique about the dual degree program?

You may transfer up to 14 credits of your law courses, with approval into the MPH program and transfer up to 12 of your public health course, with approval into the JD program – saving you valuable time and tuition dollars.

You may elect to focus the elective credits on one topic or several topics. The goal is to explore your interest and design the dual degree to complement your law practice. The SPH offers courses of the following topics:

  • Global health
  • Health disparities
  • Public health leadership
  • Public health policy
  • Public health systems
  • Cultural competency
  • Food protection
  • Preparedness, response, and recovery
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