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JD/MPH

The JD/MPH program positions graduates with a unique perspective on both law and public health. Individuals completing this program may work for government agencies or other groups to implement laws that address health issues and work to improve the health and well-being of local communities, states or the nation. This dual degree adds an additional year so that students graduate with both degrees in four years.

When is the MPH application deadline?

Applicants must ensure that all of the application elements are submitted by the priority deadline (January 15th) or the final deadline (May 1st). Students interested in the dual degree program must apply (and be accepted) to each program individually.

How do I apply to the MPH portion of the dual degree?

Applicants must submit a supplemental application and supporting materials. Follow the instructions below.

Supplemental application:

Create a login and select MPH – Master of Public Health. This application is submitted online. In addition to the detailed application information questions within the supplemental application, the following will be requested.

  • Supplemental application fee (Paid by credit card or by submitting a non-refundable check made out to the University of Maryland Baltimore in the amount of $50.)

Recommendations from three references:

Provide the form  to the individuals that will be completing a recommendation. This form must be submitted to the MPH Program by the individual providing the recommendation and not the applicant. Please note that the applicant must complete the applicant section at the top of page one before providing it to the individual completing the recommendation. 

Supporting materials from the School of Law:

The MPH Program will accept copies of the following components from the School of Law:

  • Official transcripts to date
  • Official report of standardized test scores for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), Law School Admission Test (LSAT), Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT), Dental Admission Test (DAT), or Veterinary College Admission Test (VCAT).

International Applicants

  • World Education Services (WES) Credential Evaluation (course-by-course evaluation)
  • TOEFL or IELTS is required of all international applicants. This requirement will be waived for those applicants who have earned a degree from an accredited University in any country whose sole national language is English. 

Still have questions? Visit our FAQ page

 

School of Law Representatives

Diane Hoffmann, JD, MS
Professor

Virginia Rowthorn, JD, LLM
Managing Director, Law & Health Care Program and Lecturer in Law

MPH Program Mailing Address 

University of Maryland School of Medicine 
Master of Public Health Program 
660 W. Redwood Street
Howard Hall Suite 100
Baltimore, MD 21201
Email: mph_program@som.umaryland.edu
Telephone: 410-706-0539

 

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