Students pursuing the Global Health Law LL.M. degree must complete the general degree requirements that apply to all LL.M. students, whether U.S.-trained or foreign-trained. 

In addition to these general requirements, the following specific requirements apply:

U.S.-trained students (with a J.D. degree from law schools in the U.S.)

Students must complete a total of 24 academic credits, of which at least 16 credits must be Global Health Law "specialization credits" (see right-hand side of this page). 

As part of their required Global Health Law specialization credits, students must take the 4-credit course Global Health Law.

The remaining credits must be completed from an array of other health-related courses found in the Curriculum Guide.

Students must earn a minimum grade point average of "B-" (2.67/4.00) in the courses that are counted toward the LL.M. in Global Health Law specialization requirements.

Foreign-trained students (with their first degree in law from outside the U.S.)

Students must complete a total of 20 academic credits, of which at least 14 credits must be Global Health Law "specialization credits" (see right-hand side of this page).

As part of their required Global Health Law specialization credits, students must take the 4-credit course Global Health Law.

The remaining credits must be completed from an array of other health-related courses found in the Curriculum Guide.

Students must earn a minimum grade point average of "B-" (2.67/4.00) in the courses that are counted toward the LL.M. in Global Health Law specialization requirements.

Practice-oriented track additional requirement: A minimum of 1 credit of off-campus work experience earned through an externship, practicum course, or workshop. Note: F-1 international students should contact their International Student Advisor about obtaining Curricular Practical Training for this off-campus work experience.

While not required, students are strongly recommended to enroll in U.S. Legal Research, Analysis and Writing. This course counts toward the 20 credit degree requirement but not the 14 specialization credits.