JD-MPH Program

The JD-MPH program at Temple Law makes it possible for qualified students to earn both degrees in four years. The JD degree requires the successful completion of 88 credits; the MPH requires 45. Each school will accept up to 12 credits of work done in selected courses at the other school in fulfillment of its degree.

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Who May Be Interested

  • Students with an undergraduate or graduate degree in the life sciences
  • Students with an interest in public policy

Program Requirements

  • Students must apply separately to each program
  • Students may apply to both programs at once, or to the MPH program during the 1st year of law school
  • LSAT required for JD application. The GRE is not required for dual degree students admitted into the Law School.
  • Fulltime students only

Program Description

  • Year 1 - students must successfully complete first year of law school classes (GPA of 2.85 or higher)
  • Year 2 - students take the core curriculum for the MPH plus Professional Responsibility at the law school
  • Years 3 and 4 - students take electives from both schools and complete their MPH Fieldwork experience.

Tuition and Financial Aid

J.D. students who pay a flat tuition rate and are enrolled in the JD-MPH program will pay the prevailing law school tuition rates and fees throughout the program except during periods when enrolled at only the Department of Public Health. When enrolled in only public health courses, students will pay tuition at the Graduate School tuition rate on a per credit basis.

All JD-MPH students are responsible for any late registration, late payment, installment fees and matriculation fees associated with both the Law School and the Department of Public Health. For information on tuition and fees at both the Law School and the Department of Public Health, please visit the Temple University Bursar's Office website.

The Law School Financial Aid Office processes all requests for assistance for students enrolled in the JD-MPH program.

For Further Information

For more information about the JD-MPH Program, please contact William M. Wertheimer, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, 215-204-1850