JD / MPH Dual Degree

Juris Doctor/Master of Public Health Dual Degree

* This program will not be accepting applicaitons for Fall 2024

Application Deadlines 

All materials must be received by the application deadline to be considered for admission 

Term Application Deadline Link to Application
Fall June 1 Apply Now

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Admission Requirements

All applicants to the dual degree programs must apply and be accepted into each program separately.  Applicants are evaluated by each degree program in separate admissions processes.  The College of Public Health application requirements include the following:

  • Completion of the SOPHAS Express Public Health application and submission of the application fee.
  • Official transcripts reflecting an earned bachelor’s degree, with a 3.0 or higher grade point average for the last 60 undergraduate or the last 18 graduate/post-baccalaureate credit hours completed.
    • All non-US transcripts must be evaluated by the World Education Service (WES) using their ICAP Course-by course evaluation service. The WES ICAP Evaluation should be submitted directly to:

                 UNMC, College of Public Health
                 Office of Educational Services
                 984359 Nebraska Medical Center
                 Omaha, NE 68198-4359

  • The GRE is optional for all applicants, but it is highly recommended for any applicant with below a 3.0 GPA from their previous coursework.  
  • Three letters of recommendation from academic or professional references (letters must be on professional/institutional letterhead and signed).
  • A one page personal statement describing the applicant’s:
    • Interest in and potential for contributing to the field of public health
    • Career objectives
    • Self-assessment of computer, quantitative analysis, and personal skills and general preparation for succeeding in a public health graduate program
  • A resume reflecting one or more years of work/volunteer history related to health and/or human services.
  • A one-page personal statement.
  • Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores are required of all applicants whose primary language is not English or whose undergraduate degree is from a college or university outside of the United States.

Epidemiology Concentration Prerequisites:
The student must have received the equivalent of a grade of B or better in a statistics course, differential calculus, integral calculus, algebra or a more advanced mathematics course taken within five years of program application.

Environmental and Occupational Health Prerequisites:
The student must have successfully completed the following courses: one semester of biology, one semesters of chemistry, and one semester of college level math.

Biostatistics Concentration Prerequisites:
The student must have received the equivalent of a grade of B or better in a college-level statistics course, differential calculus and integral calculus.

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Application Process

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