The University of Miami School of Law and the Miller School of Medicine, Graduate Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health, offer a joint degree program in law and public health. Upon completion of the programs, a student earns the Juris Doctor degree from the School of Law and a Master of Public Health degree from the School of Medicine.
Students who apply for the joint JD/MPH program must apply both to the School of Law and to the Miller School of Medicine, Graduate Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health. For admission consideration in the UM School of Law, one must achieve a qualifying score on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). LSAT scores sufficient for admission at the UM School of Law may serve as an acceptable substitute for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) usually required for the MPH program. The applicant must notify both schools that he or she is applying for the joint JD/MPH program, and in order to remain in the joint JD/MPH program, students must meet minimum standards of both the School of Law and the School of Medicine.
The Joint program saves student 18 credits over wholly separate degrees. An individual would essentially complete 82 credits in law courses and 33 credits in public health courses (for a total of 115 credits) in order to receive the joint JD/MPH Degree.
Average Program Duration: 3 ½ years (including seven semesters and three full summers)
Visit the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health for more information.