Juris Doctor/Master of Public Health (Delaware)
In cooperation with Thomas Jefferson University, Widener Law’s Family Health Law and Policy Institute offers a dual degree leading to both a Juris Doctor and a Master of Public Health (JD-MPH). If you 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, the JD-MPH program is for you.

It is recommended that students apply first to Widener University School of Law, and, upon acceptance, then apply to Thomas Jefferson University.
  • Typically, students complete one or two years of their legal education at Widener prior to beginning their MPH program.
  • Admission to the joint program is determined independently, and students must meet the admissions criteria that pertain to each school.
  • Eligible candidates will be invited for an interview at Jefferson.
The JD-MPH dual degree program prepares you 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, you will find a number of intriguing options in your professional future. Depending on whether you wish to enroll part-time or full-time, you can complete both degrees in three to seven years.

Contact Information
Widener Family Health Law and Policy Institute:
Professor John G. Culhane
Phone: (302)-477-2107
Email: jgculhane@widener.edu

Jefferson School of Population Health
Contact: April Smith
Admissions Program Coordinator
Phone: (215) 503-5305 
Email: April.Smith@jefferson.edu

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