The J.D. & M.B.A. & Master of Health Administration dual-degree program is offered by the College of Law Center for Law, Health, & Society and J. Mack Robinson College of Business Institute of Health Administration.
Health care is a complex and rapidly changing field. Attorneys who understand systems for the delivery and financing of health care as well as the legal and regulatory environment can better serve their clients.
With one of the top-ranked health law programs in the country, and an ideal downtown Atlanta location, Georgia State is poised to prepare the next generation of practitioners.
- Traditional law practice
- Health Administration
- Compliance and Risk Management
- Health Care Insurance
- Health Care Hospital Lawyer or Administrator
- Biomedical Lawyer
- Health Law Legislator of Policymaker
- Health Care Law Lobbyist
- Medical Malpractice
Earn all of the degrees in a shorter time and at a lower cost than if pursued separately.
12 credit hours of 8000-level M.B.A./M.H.A courses with a B or better will be credited toward J.D. requirements
- J.D. Required Courses: 42 credit hours
- J.D. Elective Courses: 35 credit hours
- Health Law: Finance and Delivery or Health Law: Quality and Access
- 12 additional credit hours must be in health law (recommended)
- A lawyering skills course (this must be health law specific to count for the residency requirement)
- A substantial writing project
12 credit hours of 8000-level M.S.H.A. or M.B.A./M.H.A courses with a B or better will be credited toward J.D. requirements.
To pursue a dual degree, students must be accepted by both colleges and satisfy the curriculum requirements for both programs. Acceptance into one program does not guarantee acceptance to the other.
- Current J.D. students should seek admission into the M.B.A./M.H.A. program as soon as possible.
- Current M.S.A. students must apply for the dual degree before completing 21 M.B.A/M.H.A. credit hours.
- Foundation or introductory coursework may be required for students based on their previous academic experience.
Additional Program Requirements
- After students have been admitted to both the J.D. and M.B.A./M.H.A. programs and have declared intent to be enrolled in the dual degree program, they must, at the first opportunity, complete 30 semester hours of required courses in the J.D. program. After completion of these 30 hours, enrollment in the courses of either college or enrollment in both colleges concurrently is permitted.
- No credit hours of J.D. course work will be applied toward the M.B.A./M.H.A. degree requirements until the completion of J.D. degree requirements. No credit hours of M.B.A./M.H.A. course work will be applied toward the J.D. degree requirements until the completion of M.B.A./M.H.A. degree requirements. A simultaneous awarding of degrees will satisfy this requirement.
- The requirements for the M.B.A./M.H.A. degree must be completed within five years of the initial semester of enrollment in the M.B.A./M.H.A. program.
- The J.D. degree must be completed within seven years of initial enrollment in the J.D. program.
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