The School of Public Health and Albany Law School offer a collaborative academic program for students interested in pursuing a law degree and a Master of Public Health. The new JD/MPH creates significant opportunities for Albany Law and UAlbany students interested in the fast growing areas of health law and public health policy. Students have an opportunity to address and solve issues at the intersection between law and public health.
Students are responsible for completing each of the separate degrees at their respective school, but each school recognizes and accepts credits for a range of specific courses, creating a more efficient experience for students. Albany Law School students who are admitted to the Master of Public Health Program must complete their first year of studies at Albany Law School before they are eligible to transfer credits toward their J.D. from the Master of Public Health program. Interested students can complete the JD/MPH in 3.5 years, including summer coursework.
Depending on MPH concentration, students may count up to 9 credits of Albany Law School courses (from an approved list) and up to 3 professional development course credits toward the requirements for completion of the Master of Public Health degree. Likewise, Albany Law School students may count up to 12 credits of MPH courses (from an approved list) toward the requirements of the Juris Doctor degree.
In addition, students in the collaborative program will be able to cross-register for up to 6 internship credits, in accordance with expectations, standards and registration practices at and between the two institutions.
For information, please contact:
Mary Gallant, PhD, associate dean for Academic Affairs