The Juris Doctor/Master of Public Health (JD/MPH) dual degree prepares students to recognize, analyze, and address urgent legal, health, and socioeconomic issues affecting individuals, communities, and societies. By learning about law and public health frameworks, JD/MPH program graduates are equipped with a unique set of skills to bring evidence-based recommendations to policy, judicial opinion, and legal representation.
The JD/MPH program generally takes four years to complete, which is one less than it would take if the two degrees were completed separately. Students may start their first year in either the School of Law or the Brown School. They will generally move to their counterpart school for the second year and then pursue mixed course work during the final two years. Students who start in only one program are welcome to apply to the other and begin the dual degree during their second year.