The following courses at Tufts receive credit in the Northeastern JD program:

  • Occupational and Environmental Health
  • Health Care Organization:  Budgeting and Management
  • Public Health and Health Care:  Politics, Policies and Programs

Courses at Northeastern approved for credit toward the MPH degree include:

  • Bioethics and the Law
  • Disability Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Health Law
  • Problems in Public Health Law
  • Domestic Violence Clinic
  • Poverty Law and Practice Clinic
  • Public Health Law Clinic
Applied Learning Experience

JD/MPH students take the ALE planning course during their year at Tufts.  In the summer following their year-in-residence, students complete the implementation phase of their ALE.  Each of the ALE planning and implementation courses earn .5 credits.  ALE implementation is generally combined with an Independent Study, clinic or other Northeastern course to earn three or more law school credits.  These credits will be included in the required 12 Northeastern quarter course credits approved for the Tufts MPH degree.

In order to complete the MPH degree, one of the student's last two co-ops must involve public health law. Following this experience and the implementation of the ALE, students complete a reflective work integrating their classroom and field experiences. The sequencing of the final quarters at Northeastern is dependent on law school course offerings and co-op opportunities. At the conclusion of the fall quarter of the fourth year, students are eligible to receive both the MPH and JD degrees.