The joint Juris Doctor and Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Management (JD-MPH) program between the Robert H. McKinney School of Law and the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health provides you with an interdisciplinary curriculum in law and health policy and management. You are trained to address the legalities, issues, and problems affecting personal and public health.
You must independently apply and be accepted into both the McKinney School of Law JD program and the School of Public Health MPH program. Once you have been accepted into this joint degree program, you should meet with your academic advisors to plan the course sequencing. The program includes 82 credit hours in law courses and 45 credit hours in MPH courses.*
*39 MPH credit hours are required to fulfill your MPH degree. To get to a total of 45 credit hours as stated above, six credits are taken from your completed electives in the JD program. These six legal elective credits are not in addition to your required 82 legal credits. See below for more on electives.