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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Health, (MPH/JD)

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A program of study leading to both a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the School of Public Health and a Juris Doctorate (JD) from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law is offered. Students must meet the following requirements:

Admission Criteria and Process

Candidates for the program must meet the entrance requirements and procedures for admission to both the Juris Doctor and the Master of Public Health degree programs. Both programs must be informed by the student at the time of application to the second program that he/she intends to pursue the dual JD/MPH program. 

Eligible Grades

Law School courses that are to be credited toward the MPH degree must carry a grade of C or higher but will not be counted in the grade point average for the MPH degree program.

Program Completion Requirements

A student must satisfy the curriculum requirements for each degree before either degree is awarded.

The MPH, a 42-credit program, will allow 15 credits of appropriate law courses to be credited toward both MPH and JD degrees.

Award of Degree

A student enrolled in the dual degree program may receive the JD degree or the MPH degree when he or she has satisfied the requirements for either degree.


A potential student must make separate application to, and be independently accepted to, both the JD and MPH programs. However, for applicants to the dual program, the School of Public Health will accept LSAT scores in lieu of the GRE. Application to both programs at the same time is encouraged. This dual program is designed for students who wish to complete both degrees simultaneously. Students are admitted into each program separately; completion of one degree is not contingent upon completion of both.

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