The University of Miami School of Law and the Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health Sciences 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.  The average length of this joint program is 3.5 years (seven semesters plus 2 summer sessions).  Law students begin MPH classes after completing the first year of law school.

Students who apply for the joint JD/MPH program must apply both to the School of Law and to the Graduate Programs in Public Health Sciences.

JD/MPH Dual Degree Curriculum

EPH 600Introduction to Public Health3
EPH 601Medical Biostatistics I4
EPH 617Disease Prevention and Health Promotion3
or EPH 620 Health Education and Behavior
EPH 621Fundamentals of Epidemiology3
EPH 631Public Health Administration3
or EPH 632 U.S. Health Systems
EPH 641Aspects of Environmental Health3
EPH 680Practical Field Experience3
EPH 681Capstone Experience Project3
Elective EPH Coursework (not already listed)8
General Law Courses61
Health Law Courses 19
Law Subject Area Courses 212
Total Credit Hours115