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1 JANUARY 28, 2013 Pursuing a JD-MPH at Temple University

2 What is Public Health  The purpose is:  To prevent disease, injury, and disability and promote physical and mental health among individuals and populations.  The core functions:  Assessing population health and disease  Developing policies and programs to prevent disease and promote health  Assuring the provision of needed health care for underserved

3  Biostatistics  Environmental Health Sciences  Epidemiology  Health Policy and Management  Social and Behavioral Sciences  Biostatistics  Environmental Health Sciences  Epidemiology  Health Policy and Management  Social and Behavioral Sciences  Communication and Informatics  Diversity and Culture  Leadership  PH Biology  Professionalism  Program Planning  Systems Thinking Public Health Competencies

4 Temple University’s MPH Program  CEPH Accredited since 1978  Four concentrations*  Social Behavioral Sciences  Environmental Health  Biostatistics/Epidemiology  Starting Fall Health Policy and Management  Certificate in Global Health  All classes begin after 4:30, most at 5:30 pm  Each class meets once per week  Classes last 2.5 hours

5 Temple University’s MPH Program  Dual Degrees  MD-MPH  DO-MPH  DMD-MPH  DPM-MPH  MSW-MPH  JD-MPH  MPH Program completed in 2 years full time  Total of 15 courses  Including one summer  3-4 years part time  Tuition is about $32,000 - $45,000 for the entire degree  Research and Teaching Assistantships

6 JD-MPH: Application and Curriculum

7 JD/MPH - Required/Core Courses JD REQUIREMENTS  Mandatory first year curriculum – 32 credits  Prof. Responsibility – 2 to 3 credits  Professional Skills Course – 2 to 3 credits  Upper Level Writing Requirement:  Research Component – 3 credits  Serial Component – 3 credits MPH CORE COURSES Biostatistics – 3 credits Environmental Health – 3 credits Epidemiology – 3 credits Political and Economic Aspects of Health– 3 credits Fundamentals of Public Health – 3 credits Theoretical Foundations of Health Behavior – 3 credits

8 JD/MPH – Example of Credit Allocations SEMESTER JD CREDITS MPH CREDITS Fall – Year 116 Spring – Year 116 Fall – Year Spring – Year Summer – Year 2[ ][ ] Fall – Year Spring – Year Summer – Year 3[ ][ ] Fall – Year Spring – Year Sub Total7633 Transfer Cr.1212 (From Shared Electives) Total Credits8845

9 JD/MPH – Transferable Courses (Shared Electives) JD COURSES THAT CAN BE TRANSFERRED TO MPH (Min of 12 credits must be taken) JD COURSES THAT CAN BE TRANSFERRED TO MPH (Min of 12 credits must be taken) Public Health Law – 2 to 3 cr International Health Law – 2 to 3 cr Environmental Law – 3 cr Medical Malpractice – 2 to 3 cr Drug & Medical Device Law – 2 cr Current Prob in Law & Medicine – 3 cr Social Legislation: Law and the Elderly – 3 cr MORE ! ! MPH COURSES THAT CAN BE TRANSFERRED TO JD (Min of 12 credits must be taken) MPH COURSES THAT CAN BE TRANSFERRED TO JD (Min of 12 credits must be taken) Research Methods I – 3 cr Research Methods II – 3 cr Seminar in International Health – 3 cr Comp Emer & Forced Migration – 3 cr Pol & Econ Aspects of Health – 3 cr Maternal & Child Health – 3 credits Social Determinants of Health – 3 cr Fieldwork – 3 cr MORE ! !

10 Advising  Contact Jessica Boyer to schedule advising appointments:  Changing Concentrations  Changing Full/Part time status  Leave of absence  Review progress  Discuss fieldwork options  Changing schedule without consulting with advisor may result in extending time to graduation  Take initiative – this is YOUR degree.

11 MPH Fieldwork  Last two semesters of degree program  Research Project  Internship Style contact hours  Final Products  Written: Culminating Experience Report or Research Report  Oral Presentation  Poster Presentation  Fieldwork is solely for MPH credit - placement credit can be transferred to JD if it has a focus on law or policy

12 JD/MPH – Next Steps  Apply to the MPH program  Information, checklist, and On-line application available at  LSAT can be considered in lieu of GRE  3 Letters of Recommendation  Law School application with appropriate release from you  Transcripts  Statement of Goals  Resume  Notify Asst. Dean Wertheimer that you are applying to the MPH  Part of your Law School application to be released for MPH application  With ensuring that billing is correctly set up in Banner  With planning the shared electives that you will need to take

13 Admissions Webpage

14 Questions? Feel free to contact: Jessica Boyer, MPH, MSWJennifer Ibrahim, PhD, MPH Assoc. Director of Graduate StudiesMPH Director William M. Wertheimer, Esq. Asst. Dean for Academic Affairs


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