MPH for Attorneys
The School of Public Health at the University of Memphis offers a unique opportunity
for attorneys to obtain a Master of Public Health degree in 12-months. Termed the
“Fast Track MPH,” the MPH is earned in an intensive full-time format in which attorneys attend classes
during the evening and online for 3 consecutive semesters (fall, spring, summer).
As part of their coursework, students also complete a 240-hour community-based practicum.
The 42-credit program is designed to allow attorneys to extend their advocacy skills
to a population health perspective and gain substantive knowledge in applying law
and policy to public health problems. Special expertise will be gained in urban public
health issues, health systems, public health policy, and environmental health advocacy.
The program prepares attorneys for leadership in addressing public health policy issues
related to access to healthcare, health reform, environmental justice, and social
concerns that affect health equity.
Eligible candidates must be graduates of the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the
University of Memphis or another American Bar Association-accredited U.S. law school.
For further information on the program, contact:
- Dr. Marian Levy, MPH Director in the School of Public Health
firstname.lastname@example.org or (901) 678-4514
- Meredith Aden, J.D., LL.M. - Assistant Dean for Law Student Affairs, University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at (901) 678-3441 or email@example.com
Individuals applying to the MPH Program should complete and submit the application
by April 1 (for Fall) and November 1 (for Spring). MPH application materials are found online http://www.memphis.edu/sph/mph. The MPH admission requirement of GRE scores is waived in lieu of the LSAT.
This training represents an unparalleled opportunity for attorneys to gain insight
in applying legal policy to public health problems.
Suggested Course Sequence
“FAST TRACK” for Lawyers
Fall (5 courses)
Spring (5 courses)
- PUBH 7150 Biostatistical Methods 1
- PUBH 7180 Foundations of Public Health
- PUBH 7170 Epidemiology in Public Health
- PUBH 7985 Practicum in Public Health
- Guided Elective *
- PUBH 7120 Environmental Health
- PUBH 7160 Social and Behavioral Sciences Principles
- HADM 7105 Health Policy
- PUBH 7992 Master’s Project Seminar
- Guided Elective *
Summer (4 online courses)
- Pre-Summer intersession course (HPRO Health Promotion)
- Guided Elective (First Summer Term)
- Guided Elective (Second Summer Term)
- Guided Elective (Entire Summer Term)
Each course is worth 3 credits hours.14 courses X 3 = 42 hrs.
* Consider shared credit for 6 hrs in Law School; will reduce by two electives. E.G.,
Administrative Law; Civil Rights; Disability Law and Practice; Education/Civil Rights;
Elder Law; Environmental Law; Family Law; Gun Control/ Gun Rights Seminar; Health
Law; Immigration Law; Labor Relations; Mental Health Law; or National Security Law.