Joint Degree in Law and Public Health (JD/MPH)

The Graduate School of Public Health, Health and the School of Law at the University of Pittsburgh offer a cooperative educational program, through which students may earn both the Juris Doctor (JD) degree, the first professional degree in law, and the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, the primary professional degree in public health. The objective of this joint program is to prepare graduates to address issues and situations that affect personal and public health, legal and civil rights, and the health of society and the environment. Graduates of this joint-degree program are academically prepared to practice law with private clients, serve as house counsel with health organizations and systems, and to represent state, county and local health departments. They are also uniquely prepared to advise on issues of policy affecting the public’s health.

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