Joint Degree Programs

Law & Public Health

UCLA’s J.D./M.P.H. program is the first of its kind west of the Mississippi River. A four-year program, it is designed to prepare students to work in the expanding field of health law: in traditional civil or criminal law practice; in representing healthcare providers, patients, governmental units or consumers; or in the regulation of the healthcare system and development of health policy.

JURIS DOCTOR/MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH (M.P.H.) (School of Law and School of Public Health)

  • A four-year program (120 weeks of residency credit).
  • Satisfactory completion of at least seventy-three (73) first-year and elective Law School semester units and from forty-eight (48) to eighty-eight (88) Public Health quarter units, depending upon that Public Health specialization, including a field training requirement, is required.

For more detailed information about Joint Degree Requirements, please see the Summary of Academic Standards.

Information about the Public Health portion of the Joint Degree Program:

J.D./M.P.H (Public Health)
(310) 825-5524