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Hofstra Launches Law/Public Health Degree Program

The Maurice A. Deane School of Law and the School of Health Sciences and Human Services are launching a new JD/Master of Public Health joint degree program beginning this fall.

As legal and policy changes increasingly become important tools to improve the health of the public, students in the JD/MPH program will become familiar with the links between law and the delivery of health care.

“The JD/MPH program will teach law students how to use legal knowledge and skills to improve population health,” said Janet L. Dolgin, the Jack and Freda Dicker Distinguished Professor of Health Care Law and director of the Gitenstein Institute for Health Law and Policy. “The program will prepare students to work successfully in the rapidly evolving world of health care.”

Students must apply to and be accepted by both the Law School and School of Health Sciences and Human Services before applying to the joint JD/MPH program.  Both degrees can be earned in four years, and students can integrate both fields in their coursework and internships.

 

 

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