The J.D. & Master of Health Administration (M.S.H.A.) is available through a collaboration between the College of Law Center for Law, Health, & Society and the J. Mack Robinson College of Business Institute of Health Administration.
Leadership positions in the health care field increasingly require expertise in both law and business. Attorneys who understand the multifaceted aspects of health care organizations as well as systems for the delivery and financing of health care are uniquely situated to serve their clients’ needs. Similarly, health care administrators who understand the complex and ever-changing legal and regulatory environment can better serve the enterprises they operate.
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
Save time, tuition costs, and increase your earning potential when earning both degrees in a shorter time than if pursued separately.
12 credit hours of graduate health administration courses with a grade of B or better will be credited toward the total 90 credit hours required to complete the J.D..
- J.D. Required Courses: 43 credit hours
- J.D. Elective Courses: 35 credit hours
- 12 credit hours must be in health law
- 3 credit hours for LAW 7239 or LAW 7240 can replace HA 8450
- Lawyering Skills Course
- A substantial writing project
12 semester hours of relevant health law elective courses from the J.D. program with grades of B or better will be credited toward the total 21 M.H.A. required credit hours.
To pursue a dual degree, students must apply to and 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.H.A. program as soon as possible.
- Current M.H.A. students must apply for the dual degree before completing 21 M.H.A. credit hours.
- Foundation or introductory coursework may be required for students based on their previous academic experience.
- LSAT is required. GMAT or GRE is required, unless student is already enrolled at the College of Law.
Additional Program Requirements
- After students have been admitted to both the J.D. and 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.H.A. degree requirements until the completion of J.D. degree requirements. No credit hours of M.H.A. course work will be applied toward the J.D. degree requirements until the completion of M.H.A. degree requirements. A simultaneous awarding of degrees will satisfy this requirement.
- The requirements for the M.H.A. degree must be completed within five years of the initial semester of enrollment in the 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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