Curriculum

Juris Doctor/MS in Public Health

Curriculum

In addition to the JD curriculum, a minimum of 32 credit hours must be completed to earn a MSPH degree.

Fall 
PUBH 540 – Statistical Methods I (3)
PUBH 525 – Overview of Rural Health (3)
PUBH 580 – Health Policy & Management (3)
PUBH 502 – Seminar in Public Health (1)
PUBH 699 – Practicum in Public Health (1)
Total: 11 credit hours
 
Spring 
PUBH 560 – Epidemiology  (3)
PUBH 520 – Health Education & Promotion (3)
PUBH 682 – Ethical Issues in Public Health (2)
PUBH 502 – Seminar in Public Health (1)
PUBH 699 – Practicum in Public Health (1)
Total: 10 credit hours
  
Summer 
PUBH 541 – Community Health Assessment & Evaluation (3)
PUBH 550 – Environmental Health (3)
PUBH 690 – Research Project (3)
PUBH 502 – Seminar in Public Health (1)
PUBH 699 – Practicum in Public Health (1)
Total: 11 credit hours

Electives

In addition to the above core credits, students are required to complete 10 hours of electives from the law program. Students may choose coursework from the approved list below. Other law courses (excluding courses required for completion of the JD degree) may be requested, subject to the prior consent of the law school's associate dean for academic affairs, and the chair of public health.

Administrative Law (2)
Environmental Law (2)
Family Law (3)
Health Law Seminar (3)
Intellectual Property (3)
Law, Culture, Society and Philosophy (2)
Law and Medicine (2)
Local Government Law (2)
National Security Law (2)
Scientific Evidence (2)

MSPH Credit Transfers to Law Degree
The law school will count the following six credits (when earned or awarded on the MSPH transcript) toward a law student’s JD degree requirements:

Health Policy and Management (3)
Community Health Assessment and Evaluation (3)