Joint Degree Programs

GW Law and School of Public Health

The Law School and the Milken Institute of Public Health offer joint Juris Doctor–Master's of Public Health (J.D./M.P.H.) and Master's of Laws–Master's of Public Health (LL.M./M.P.H.) degree programs. A coordinated curriculum is offered with the Milken Institute School Environmental and Occupational Health department , allowing J.D./M.P.H. and LL.M./M.P.H. students to focus on environmental issues.  A graduate certificate program in public health also is offered for both J.D. and LL.M. candidates. 


GW Law and the Elliott School

The Law School also offers a joint J.D.-Master's of Arts in International Affairs through George Washington’s highly regarded Elliott School of International Affairs. The Elliott School’s Master's degree in International Development Studies offers students the opportunity to focus on natural resources and environmental issues related to development with a rich curriculum including the following courses:

  • Economics of the Environment and Natural Resources
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Environmental Issues in Development
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Policy
  • Geographical Perspectives on Development
  • Geographical Perspectives on Latin America
  • International Environmental Law
  • International Environmental Policy
  • Population and Health
  • Resources and the Environment
  • Strategic Environmental Management
  • Transportation and Development
  • Urban Environmental Issues
  • Urban Planning and Development

GW Law and the School of Business

The Law School also offers a joint J.D./Masters in Business Administration with the option of concentrating in Environmental Policy and Management. This concentration provides students with multi-disciplinary perspectives, information, and experiences on the variety, complexity, and integration of environmental issues and business, government, and non-profit organizations, including the roles of individual, society, and technology.


Required coursework

  • Environment, Energy, Technology, and Science
  • Environmental Policy
  • Strategic Environmental Management 

Other possible EPM coursework

  • Economics of the Environment and Natural Resources
  • Energy Management
  • Environmental Impact Statement Procedures and Environmental Law
  • Science, Technology and Public Policy
  • Sustainable Communities and Organizations (Summer) 

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