Temple University Beasley School of Law and the Department of Public Health in the College of Health Professions offer a dual degree program leading to the conferral of both the Juris Doctor (J.D.) and the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) upon graduation.

The J.D./M.P.H. 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 M.P.H. 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

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

Program Overview

  • Year 1 – students must successfully complete first year of law school classes with a GPA of 2.50 or higher
  • Year 2 – students take the core curriculum for the M.P.H. plus Professional Responsibility at the law school
  • Years 3 and 4 – students take electives from both schools and complete their MPH Fieldwork experience.

How to Apply

  • Students must apply separately to each program
  • Students may apply to both programs at once, or to the M.P.H. program during the 1st year of law school
  • LSAT is required for J.D. application. The GRE is not required for dual degree students admitted into the Law School.
  • The J.D./M.P.H. program is only available to full-time students.

Request More Information

For more information about this program, please contact William Wertheimer (william.wertheimer@temple.edu).