JD—Master of Health Administration

JD-MHA Joint Degree

This course of study addresses the health services’ need for professionals who understand the legal and administrative frameworks necessary to function successfully as health lawyers or health services administrators.

Individuals must independently apply and be accepted into both the School of Public Health MHA program and the McKinney School of Law JD program. Once students have been accepted into this joint degree program, they should meet with their academic advisors to plan the course sequencing. The program includes 45 credit hours in PBHL courses, and 82 credit hours in Law courses.

Undergraduate Prerequisites

A grade of “C” or better is required for each of the pre-requisite courses listed below. Courses must be taken from an accredited institution.

  • Microeconomics course (ECON-E 201 or equivalent)
  • Accounting course (PBHL-H 200 or equivalent)
  • Statistics course (PBHL-B 300: Healthcare Statistics or equivalent)


  • MHA Course Requirements

    For students entering Fall of 2018 and later: take all 15 courses for 45 credits

    • H507 Management of Individual and Group Behavior (3 credits)
    • H508 Managing Health Care Accounting Information for Decision-Making (3 credits)
    • H509 Financial Management Principles in Healthcare (3 credits)
    • H514 Health Economics (3 credits)
    • H518 Statistical Methods for Health Services (3 credits)
    • H521 Management Science for Health Services Administration (3 credits)
    • H523 Health Services Human Resources Management (3 credits)
    • H610 Lean Principles for Healthcare (3 credits)
    • H612 Marketing Health Services Delivery (3 credits)
    • H623 Healthcare Applications of Strategic Management (3 credits)
    • H624 Developing Strategic Capability in Healthcare (3 credits)
    • H628 Healthcare Information Systems (3 credits)
    • H670 Population and Public health (3 credits)
    • H670 Operations Management for Healthcare Organizations (3 credits)
    • H 735 Research in Health Administration (3 credits)