The joint-degree program in Law and Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh has been established in recognition of extensive and increasing connections between law and the broad range of health services, both public and private, in the United States.
The objective of this specialized educational program is to provide graduates with an inter-disciplinary education to prepare them to address issues affecting individual health care and the health of entire populations.
Graduates of this integrated joint-degree program are academically prepared to pursue careers serving governmental agencies at the federal, state, and local levels; practicing law representing private clients; serving as in-house counsel or on the management team at health care organizations and systems; and working with non-profit and community-based organizations. Many contemporary issues – ranging from the threat of bioterrorism, to health care reform, to the opioid epidemic – create a need to balance individual rights with public protection and demand expertise in both law and public health, making public health law an exciting and important focus for attorneys.
- Students enrolled in the joint-degree program receive integrated training in law and public health. Students must complete 37 credits in the MPH curriculum, and 8 JD credits will be applied toward the MPH degree in order to meet the required 45 credits for the MPH degree.
- Students must complete 76 credits in the JD curriculum, and 12 MPH credits will be applied toward the JD degree in order to meet the required 88 credits for the JD degree.
- The first year of law school must be completed in a single academic year before embarking on studies in public health. Neither degree may be granted prior to the fulfillment of all requirements for the joint-degree program.
- 24 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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International42324 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 42324 USD per year during 24 months.
National42324 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 42324 USD per year during 24 months.
In-State24962 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 24962 USD per year during 24 months.
Part-time: LOCAL: $1,003 per credit NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL: $1,728 per credit
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