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How to Apply

Who should apply

The Master’s of Law & Health is open to members of the University of Pennsylvania community and has been designed with health professionals in mind.  It is an ideal program for graduate students in the Perelman School of Medicine and the Nursing, Veterinary Medicine and Dental schools as well as for faculty, post-doctoral researchers and residents in the Penn Health system.  This is a new degree, enrolling its first students in the 2014-15 academic year.

Admission Criteria

All members of the University of Pennsylvania community with a strong interest in law and health are encouraged to apply.  Applications will be evaluated on the basis of merit including academic record and professional experience.

Application Instructions

*Deadline Extended*

Students interested in applying to the Health Law Summer Program should  apply by April 30, 2014.  To apply, click here. 

Students interested in applying to the Master’s in Law & Health Program should apply by June 1, 2014.  To apply, click here.

Admissions Cycle

All applications are considered on a rolling basis.


The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other University-administered programs or in its employment practices. Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Sansom Place East, 3600 Chestnut Street, Suite 228, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

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