The J.D./M.P.H. program is a joint degree program of the Maurice A. Deane School of Law and the Hofstra University School of Health Sciences & Human Services. The program is typically completed in four years.
As legal and policy changes increasingly become important tools to improve the health of the public, students in the J.D./M.P.H. program will become familiar with the links between law and the delivery of health care, and will focus on issues related to population health.
Lawyers trained in public health
For Hofstra Law students interested in such career choices, the M.P.H. will give them the training they need to understand why — as well as how — to use the law to improve the health status of populations:
Students in the J.D./M.P.H. program will be able to integrate both fields in their coursework while participating in internships that link legal training and scholarship to public health skills.