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The Robinson College of Business requires all MSHA candidates to earn 36 credit hours, 24 of which are filled by taking required courses and 12 of which are filled by taking courses in a concentration.
For students enrolled in the joint JD/MSHA degree program, the Robinson College of Business will allow 15 semester hours of elective law courses with a grade of "B" or better to be credited toward the requirements of the MSHA; 12 hours will be given for any law elective courses and 3 credit hours will be given for LAW 7239 Health Law: Liability or LAW 7240 Health Law: Regulation in place of HA 8450 Legal Environment of Health Care.
Reciprocally, for students enrolled in the JD/MSHA program, the College of Law will permit up to 12 semester hours of qualifying 8000-level MSHA courses with grades of "B" or better to be credited toward the requirements of the JD degree. No credit hours for the MSHA courses will be applied toward the JD requirements until completion of the MSHA degree requirements. Students can satisfy this requirement by completing both JD and MSHA degree requirements simultaneously or by completing the degree requirements for the MSHA degree first. Similarly, no credit hours for the JD courses will be applied toward the MSHA degree requirements until completion of the JD degree requirements. Students can satisfy this requirement by completing the JD and MSHA requirements simultaneously or by completing the requirements for the JD degree first.
A law student must earn 90 semester hours of credit to qualify for the JD degree (43 of which are filled by taking required courses and 47 of which are filled by taking elective courses). The College of Law does not permit students to enroll in the joint degree program after a student has completed 21 semester hours of 8000-level MSHA course work. Students who have been admitted to the JD and MSHA programs, and intend to pursue the joint degree, must at their first opportunity complete the first 31 hours of required courses in the JD program. After the completion of these 31 hours of law courses, course enrollment in either College or both Colleges concurrently is permitted.
The JD degree must be completed within six years of the initial semester of enrollment in the JD degree program. An MSHA student should consult with the College of Business regarding any courses that may be required to complete prior to commencing 8000-level courses. If the College of Business does require any such courses, the College of Law recommends that students planning on part-time law study complete those courses prior to taking their first law courses.