MD/JD | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Doctor of Medicine / Doctor of Jurisprudence


The MD/JD program is a six-year program designed specifically for individuals interested in the areas of health law, health care policy, bioterrorism, forensics or biomedical compliance. The dual degree program of study is administered by the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine and Texas Tech University School of Law.  Students complete 78 hours of coursework in the School of Law between the third and fourth years of the MD program.  

Entrance into both programs of study require significant advanced preparation and adherence to strict deadlines. Interested applicants should familiarize themselves with the process of each program of study and meet the admission requirements for both.

Important Factors for Admission

  • The School of Law does not require a specific major or undergraduate curriculum.
  • Courses in the liberal arts and in public speaking are recommended as they can help prepare students for the rigors of law school.
  • All Applicants must have the following:
    • A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.50 as calculated on the Law School Data Assembly Service (LSDAS) Report prepared by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC).
    • A Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score placing the applicant in the top quarter nation-wide.
    • A minimum of 90 semester hours of undergraduate credit earned by the time of application and provide proof of completion of a bachelor's degree at the time of matriculation.


Dr. Brie D. Sherwin
Assistant Professor of Law
Adjunct Professor of Public Health
Texas Tech University School of Law
Office #318A
(806) 834 - 5181


Louis Perez
Senior Director 
School of Medicine
Office of Admissions
3601 4th Street
Office UC 110
Lubbock, TX 79430
(806) 743 - 2297