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Juris Doctor/Master of Public Health (Delaware)

In cooperation with Thomas Jefferson University, Delaware Law’s Family Health Law and Policy Institute offers a dual degree program that leads to a juris doctor and a master of public health (JD/MPH). The JD/MPH program is for students who plan to pursue a career as a private practice lawyer with a specialization in health law or as legal counsel for a hospital or other medical institution.


It is recommended that students first apply to Delaware Law and, upon acceptance, then apply to Thomas Jefferson University.

  • Students must meet the admissions criteria for each school. Admission to the joint program is determined independently by each of the two schools.
  • Typically, students complete one or two years of their legal education at Delaware prior to beginning their MPH program.
  • Eligible candidates will be invited for an interview at Jefferson.

The JD/MPH dual degree program prepares students for a rewarding and challenging career in the expanding field of health law. Armed with comprehensive knowledge of both public health policy and the law, program graduates can expect to find intriguing professional options in their future.

Both degrees can be completed within a period of three to seven years, depending on part-time or full-time enrollment.

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Contact Information

Delaware Law
John G. Culhane, Family Health Law and Policy Institute
Phone: 302-477-2107

Jefferson School of Population Health
April Smith, admissions program coordinator
Phone: 215-503-5305