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The Robinson College of Business requires all MBA/MHA candidates to earn 51-63 credit hours, 42-54 hours of which are filled by taking required courses and 9 hours of which are filled by taking HA elective and residency courses.
For students enrolled in the JD/MBA/MHA program, the College of Business will accept as course credit 9 semester hours of JD course work as follows: 3 hours of credit for successful completion of either LAW 7239 Health Law Liability or Law 7240 Health Law Regulation, and up to 6 hours of legal externship courses in the healthcare area may be substituted for the required HA residency courses, HA 8810 and HA 8820. Students must earn a grade of “B” or better to receive College of Business credit for their course work.
Reciprocally, for students enrolled iin the JD/MBA/MHA program, the College of Law will permit up to 12 semester hours of qualifying 8000-level MBA/MHA courses with grades of "B" or better to be credited toward the requirements of the JD degree. No credit hours for MBA/MHA course work will be applied toward the JD degree requirements until completion of the MBA/MHA degree requirements. Students can satisfy this requirement by completing both JD and MBA/MHA degree requirements simultaneously or by completing the degree requirements for the MBA/MHA degree first.
Similarly, no credit hours for JD course work will be applied toward the MBA/MHA degree requirements until completion of the JD degree requirements. Students can satisfy this requirement by completing JD and MBA/MHA degree 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 will not permit students to enroll in the joint degree program after a student has completed 21 semester hours of 8000-level MBA/MHA course work. Students who have been admitted to the JD and MBA/MHA 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 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 MBA/MHA 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.