Combined JD/MHA Program

Students applying for this program must meet the admission standards of both the Juris Doctor and the Master of Health Administration programs. The combined program is structured as follows:

Year 1

  • First year of MHA Program


  • HESA 6390.06: Health Administration Residency

Year 2

  • First year of JD Program

Year 3

  • Students must complete the following courses in the MHA program in Years 3 and 4: HESA 5335.03: Information Systems in Health Administration, HESA 6100.03: Ethical Decisions in Health Administration, HESA 6305.03: Analyzing the Outcomes of Healthcare, HESA 6310.03: Healthcare Policy, HESA 6340.03: Human Resources in Healthcare, HESA 6330.03: Strategic Planning in Healthcare, HESA 6365.03: Quality Management in Healthcare and HESA 6380.03: Senior Seminar.
  • 23 - 25 credit hours of courses from the JD program, including Civil Procedure, the Second Year Moot, Constitutional Law, and a major research paper. Students must take either LAWS 2132.03: Health Law, or its equivalent at the School of Health Administration, HESA 6360.03: Healthcare Law (if not completed previously).

Year 4

  • HESA 6360.03: Healthcare Law, or LAWS 2132.03: Health Law (if not completed previously)
  • 23 - 25 credit hours of courses from the JD program, including Professional Responsibility and a major research paper.

Note: The first and second years may be done in reverse order.