Degree Options & Requirements

Students can pursue degrees in five areas of study: molecular biology & genomics; environmental studies; medicine & health policy; science & technology policy; and drug research and development. 

Degree Options

Students who show good cause may also create an ad hoc joint degree with a Graduate School program relating to health, environment, or the life sciences that is not formally part of the Joint Degree Program. Students in the JDP also may be interested in pursuing a concentration.

More information available in the PDF iconLaw School’s Combined Degree Policies.

Degree Requirements

J.D. requirements can be found here. The partner program determines the specific requirements for that degree, including which elements of the J.D. degree may contribute towards satisfaction of the partner degree. Please check with the advisor in your partner program.

  • Taylor Pierce, JD, MPH Public Health Administration & Policy ('11)

    Taylor Pierce, J.D., M.P.H. Public Health Administration & Policy ('11)

    Interdisciplinary Education

    “The interdisciplinary education I received through the Joint Degree Program enabled me to develop a strong foundation in health law, as well as gain exposure to issues at the forefront of the intersection of law and public health. It provided me with the resources to acquire the skills and information necessary to succeed in my career as a health care regulatory attorney.   ”
    Staff Attorney, Cleveland Clinic

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