The Juris Doctor and Master's of Public Health (JD/MPH) dual degree program prepares students in the overlapping fields of law, public health, policy and ethics.
Graduates earn a JD degree from their accredited U.S. law school and an MPH degree from the Bloomberg School. Both degrees are awarded upon completion of the program.
Students can enter the program after completing a minimum of two full-time semesters (one year) in law school.
Coursework must be completed in the 11-month, full-time format. Learn more about the MPH curriculum.
How to Apply
The JD/MPH program applicants must apply to the MPH program through SOPHAS and request a leave of absence for one year from law school. Applicants not yet enrolled in law school must apply separately to the Bloomberg School and an accredited U.S. law school.
Additional Course Requirements
While the dual degree program follows the same requirements as the full-time standalone MPH program, the following additional course requirements are required for MPH completion:
|Public Health and the Law|
|PH.306.650||Public Health and the Law||3|
|One of the Following Elective Courses in Ethics and Public Health:|
|PH.180.638||Animals in Research: Ethics||1|
|PH.221.616||Ethics and Global Public Health Practice||2|
|PH.221.666||Introduction to American Indian Health Research Ethics||2|
|PH.306.601||Introduction to Bioethics in Public Health Practice and Research||1|
|PH.306.655||Ethical Issues in Public Health||3|
|PH.306.663||Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Services Management||3|
|PH.306.665||Research Ethics and integrity||3|
|PH.700.601||Foundations of Bioethics||3|
|PH.700.602||Hot Topics in Bioethics||3|
|PH.700.603||Introduction to Ethical Theory||3|
|PH.700.604||Methods in Bioethics||3|
|PH.700.605||Critical Reasoning for Bioethics||2|
|PH.700.621||Ethics in Clinical Practice: Fundamentals, Problems and Approaches||3|
|PH.700.622||Bioethics, Human Rights, and Global Health||3|
|PH.700.625||Bioethics and the Law||3|
|PH.700.632||Ethics, Policy, and Emerging Biomedical Technologies||3|
|PH.700.643||Understanding Addiction: Philosophy, Science, Ethics||3|
|PH.700.665||Introduction to Ethics of U.S. and International Human Subject Research||2|
|PH.700.667||Catastrophe Ethics: How to Respond to Public Health Disasters||2|
|PH.700.668||Nutrition & Food Equity and Ethics||2|
**Please note that the MPH will be awarded upon completion of the JD degree. Students should submit a BSPH graduation application in January of the year that they’ll earn the JD.