24 months
11340 USD/year
8796 USD/year
6252 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Law and Public Health JD/MPH program from University of Memphis offers students the opportunity to pursue the JD (juris doctor) and MPH (master of public health) degrees simultaneously. Students will have the ability to complete both degrees in four years of full-time study, a year less than it would take to complete each degree separately.


Public health, public policy and issues of health disparities are at the forefront of many of America's unresolved social problems. Rising health care costs pose a growing threat to the economy, while for some access to even the most basic health care is tenuous. Lawyers play a central role in society's approach to these public health issues. However, their effectiveness is frequently limited by an inadequate knowledge of public health matters. To close this educational gap, the University of Memphis has created the JD/MPH dual degree program. 


The goal of the Law and Public Health JD/MPH program from University of Memphis is to prepare and train students to apply law and policy to benefit public health. The dual degree allows law students to combine in-depth advocacy and policy skills learned in the UofM's JD program with the population health perspective gained in the MPH program to address policy and advocacy needs at the community level.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Finance 
  • International law 
  • Transnational Legal Problems 
  • Environmental Health
  • Biostatistical Methods 
  • Epidemiology in Public Health
  • Environmental Law 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

National students should apply approximately three to six weeks prior


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates for the program must meet the entrance requirements and procedures for admission to both the Juris Doctor and the Master of Public Health degree programs. Both programs must be informed by the student at the time of application to the second program that he/she intends to pursue the dual JD/MPH program. 
  • Copies of all undergraduate (and graduate, if any) transcripts.
  • Word Education Services (WES) transcript evaluation report or equivalent (report from  WES iGPA calculator is acceptable).
  • GRE General Score (recommended).
  • At least three letters of recommendations.
  • Personal statement.
  • CV (showing previous research experience, if any).

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    11340 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5670 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    8796 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4398 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    6252 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3126 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Memphis

955 - 1582 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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