https://publichealth.ouhsc.edu/Prospective-Students Parent Page: Prospective Students id: 29332 Active Page: MPH-JD Health Administration & Policyid:29368

MPH/JD in Health Administration & Policy

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The dual degree (MPH/JD) in law and public health combines the 3-year Juris Doctorate at the OU College of Law and the 2-year Master of Public Health in Health Administration & Policy at the OU Hudson College of Public Health into 4 years of study.

The Master of Public Health in Health Administration & Policy is a 45-credit hour program that prepares graduates for careers in the development, implementation and evaluation of programmatic activity in health services organizations.

Alumni of the MPH program occupy a variety of leadership positions in the health services industry. Depending on the number of years since graduation, they are in various healthcare leadership positions for hospitals, physician practices and prominent health systems; federal organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; state organizations, such as the State Department of Health, Department of Mental Health, Department of Human Services; local health departments; and non-profit organizations in health services.

Following graduation, MPH/JD graduates go on to legal careers, fellowships, and/or directly into the public health workforce.

The Hudson College of Public Health and the Master of Public Health program offered by the Department are accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH). The MPH program may be completed by full or part-time students and is offered in Oklahoma City.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The following are required:
  • Must be in good standing with the college or university where currently enrolled or last attended.
  • Bachelor’s degree or entry-level first professional degree from an accredited institution.
  • Grade point average of 3.0 or above using the upper-division coursework of the bachelor's degree.
  • Career goal statement uploaded through SOPHAS.
  • Current CV/Resume uploaded through SOPHAS.
  • Transcripts:
    • U.S. Applicants: SOPHAS requires a separate official transcript from every U.S. and Canadian institution attended be submitted by utilizing the instructions here. Applicants will enter the information in coursework section of the application utilizing the data from their transcript(s). Do not enter foreign courses taken at Universities outside the U.S. or Canada into the coursework section of the application.
    • International Applicants: There are two options for transcript and degree certificate evaluation:     
      1. Submit transcripts and degree certificates to the World Education Services (www.wes.org) for a course-by-course evaluation, and designate SOPHAS to receive the evaluation; or 
      2. Submit transcripts and degree certificates to the Educational Credential Evaluators (www.ece.org) for a course-by-course evaluation, and designate results to be sent from ECE to admissions@ouhsc.edu or to the following address:
             OUHSC Office of Admissions and Records
             1105 N. Stonewall Avenue, LIB 121
             Oklahoma City, OK  73117
  • International applicants are required to demonstrate English proficiency by submitting TOEFL (score of 100 or above) or IELTS (score of 7.0 or above) that meet the minimum required score. TOEFL scores must be submitted to SOPHAS using the designation code #5688.
  • Interview with Admissions Committee (in-person or via web-conferencing).

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Hudson College of Public Health applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and applications will be reviewed as they are complete. All materials must be submitted by the deadlines listed below for full consideration.

Master of Public Health

  • Spring: December 15
  • Fall: August 1
  • Summer: May 1

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

CURRENT OU STUDENTS OR ALUMNI APPLICATION PROCESS

Application Instructions for Current OU Students and OU Alumni can be found here.

NON-OU STUDENTS OR ALUMNI APPLICATION PROCESS

STEP 1:  SOPHAS APPLICATION 

Submit a SOPHAS application (sophas.aspph.org) and required fee (click here to review information regarding SOPHAS fees and fee waivers). The documentation identified in the ‘Admission Requirements’ section must be submitted in SOPHAS.

STEP 2: SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION

Applicants to the OU Hudson College of Public Health are required to submit a FREE supplemental application. The supplemental application is available via the OU Health Sciences Center website at: apps.ouhsc.edu/admissions/. Applicants must select the same program(s) in the supplemental application as they did in the SOPHAS application.

PLEASE NOTE: There is no fee for the supplemental application.

COST & FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Student support opportunities to offset costs include graduate research assistantships and public health scholarships. Students may expect additional costs that include, but are not limited to, a personal computer, textbooks, insurance, and supplies. For financial aid information, contact the Financial Aid Office at (405) 271-2118.

Financial support opportunities for students:

Estimated Costs

Bursar’s Office – Tuition and Fees

Financial Assistance

Scholarship Opportunities

CURRICULUM

The dual degree in law and public health combines the 3-year Juris Doctorate at the College of Law and the 2-year Masters of Public Health at the College of Public Health into 4 years of study.

The JD requires a minimum of 90 credit hours, and the MPH requires a minimum of 45 credit hours. A dual-degree student will complete 81 credit hours at the College of Law and receive 9 credit hours towards the law degree from coursework completed at the College of Public Health. Likewise, the student will complete 36 credit hours at the College of Public Health and receive 9 credit hours towards the masters degree from coursework completed at the College of Law.

What does the curriculum look like?

The curricular sequence is highly dependent on when and where a student initially matriculates and on that student’s preferences for law school courses. The student will work closely with the dual degree advisor at the College of Public Health to ensure all curricular requirements are met.

More information for Dual Degree - MPH-JD

STEM DESIGNATION

The Master of Public Health in Juris Doctorate program is NOT considered a STEM-designated degree program.

A STEM-designated program is an academic program that falls under at least one of the approved categories from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). These categories are recognized by the government for their focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topics. DHS's updated STEM-designated degree list can be found here: https://www.ice.gov/doclib/sevis/pdf/stemList2022.pdf

CONTACT INFORMATION

Department of Health Administration and Policy
Hudson College of Public Health
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
801 NE 13th Street, Suite 165
Oklahoma City, OK  73104

Office of Student Services
Phone:  (405) 271-2308
Email:  hcoph@ouhsc.edu

OUHSC Office of Admissions and Records: (405) 271-2359 or admissions@ouhsc.edu 
OUHSC Office of Financial Aid: (405) 271-2118 or financial-aid@ouhsc.edu 

APPOINTMENT INFORMATION

Click here to schedule a virtual, phone, or in-person prospective student appointment with one of our Advisors.

Facebook   Twitter   Instagram   wikipedia LinkedIn