JD- MPH Dual-Degree Program

The goal of the dual JD-MPH degree program is to prepare students for professional careers in health policy, health law, and related fields.

Admission to the Program

The student is required to secure admission separately to the Law School and to the MPH program in the Department of Public Health Sciences through GSAS using the standard admissions processes in the two schools. Law students may seek admission to the MPH program after they have begun matriculating at the Law School.

The combined JD-MPH program normally takes four years to complete and requires a minimum of 110 credits. 


Students must meet all of the requirements set by the respective schools for the award of both the J.D. and MPH degrees.  The Department of  Public Health Sciences requires a minimum of 42 credits including the completion of a field placement and a  "culminating experience" under the supervision of a faculty advisor.