MPH/LLM in Global Health Law

Master of Public Health/Master of Laws in Global Health Law

Intended to prepare students for a diverse range of public health legal careers, the M.P.H./LL.M. in Global Health Law joint degree program affords its students the opportunity to coordinate the study of global health law and public health at Georgetown and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH), two highly respected institutions.

This degree is offered in conjunction with the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law.


Students in this program are expected to complete the minimum of 80 units necessary for the M.P.H. degree at JHSPH and the required academic credits for the LL.M. degree at Georgetown and in two years. 

Global Health Law M.P.H./LL.M. students will spend their first year in residence at JHSPH completing the M.P.H. component of the joint degree program. The students will then spend their second year at the Law Center completing the LL.M. in Global Health Law component of the dual degree program. The M.P.H. degree will not be awarded until requirements for the LL.M. in Global Health Law degree have been completed.

During the 11 month-long M.P.H. program, students will complete all the requirements of the full-time M.P.H. program except for the Practicum requirement, which will be fulfilled by the completion of the O'Neill Institute Practicum during the student's LL.M. studies. This fulfills the academic credits and the capstone requirements of the M.P.H.

During the second year of their program, students will complete all of the requirements for the LL.M. degree and complete the O'Neill Institute Practicum. Students must receive approval of the practicum opportunity from the JHSPH M.P.H. Program prior to the student beginning the experience. Satisfactory completion of this practicum (for at least 100 hours) will satisfy the M.P.H. practicum requirement.

How to Apply

Interested candidates must submit separate applications for the LL.M. in Global Health Law Program and the MPH Program to Georgetown and JHSPH be admitted to both the LL.M. in Global Health Law Program and the Johns Hopkins M.P.H. program. Applicants should clearly indicate on both the LLM and MPH applications that they are applying for the M.P.H./LL.M. in Global Health Law program.

Candidates may submit their LSAT scores to the MPH program in lieu of GRE scores. Joint degree applicants must meet the MPH admission requirement of at least one college-level course in each of the following areas:

  • Mathematics (e.g., calculus, algebra, statistics)
  • General biology
  • Health-related science (e.g., nutrition, microbiology, anatomy or physiology) OR another biology course.

Candidates who are not admitted to the program may still be eligible for admission to either the M.P.H. Program or the LL.M. in Global Health Law Program if they satisfy the individual program's admissions requirements.

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