J.D./M.P.H. in Law and Public Health
BU Law and the BU School of Public Health (BUSPH) offer a dual degree program that reflects the interrelationship between the legal system and the delivery of health-care services. BU Law's strong program in health law complements the BUSPH curriculum, which explores the nature and context of public health programs and the organizational, behavioral, legal and bureaucratic constraints they face. BUSPH is the only public health school in the country today to offer a concentration in the field. Successful candidates receive the J.D. degree followed by the M.P.H.—a seven semester sequence, rather than the minimum four and one-half years required to obtain each degree independently.
To earn the M.P.H. degree, students complete 48 credit hours, consisting of six core courses, four concentration courses and four approved courses accepted from the School of Law that are relevant to public health.