Law/Public Health in Health Management and Policy

The Saint Louis University School of Law and the College for Public Health and Social Justice jointly administer our graduate dual-degree program in law with a Master of Public Health in health management and policy.


About the Program

This four-year dual degree enables you to approach health and legal issues through an interdisciplinary lens. Highly motivated individuals will be fully prepared to work in the rewarding and challenging fields of law and public health.

Curriculum and Program Details

SLU’s dual-degree program in law and in health management and policy can be completed in four years, which is faster obtaining both degrees separately. The program requires you to complete the usual curriculum for both degrees, with nine law credits counting toward the M.P.H., including the internship in public health.

Faculty
  • Michael J. Kolnik, J.D.
  • Amy Sanders
  • Keith Elder, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Careers

Graduates of this program are prepared to practice law in a variety of settings, including governmental public health agencies, private law firms and nonprofit institutions. You will develop particular expertise in the special legal needs of public health entities.


Application Process

You must be admitted to both the Saint Louis University School of Law and the College for Public Health and Social Justice, meeting the requirements for both the law program and public health program, to pursue this dual degree.

Two separate graduate school applications are required. You may apply to both concurrently, or you may begin law school and apply to the College for Public Health and Social Justice during your first year.

Apply to the School of Law

Apply to the College of Arts and Sciences

Application Deadlines

Applications to the School of Law are due by Feb. 1. Applications to the College for Public Health and Social Justice have a priority deadline of Feb. 15, but are considered on a rolling basis until the fall.