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Joint Degree Programs

The Department of Health Policy and Management offers 3 joint programs in conjunction with the Schools of Law, Nursing, and Medicine (M.D. program). Please contact the respective schools for complete information.

J.D.-M.H.S.A.

The J.D./M.H.S.A. joint degree program combines into 4 years of full-time study the Juris Doctor (J.D.) program offered by the School of Law and the Master of Health Services Administration (M.H.S.A.) program offered by the Department of Health Policy and Management. The program offers students who plan to practice health law or health services management a thorough academic grounding in both disciplines. Students must be admitted to each program to pursue the joint degree.

M.S. in Nursing-M.H.S.A.

The joint Master of Science in Nursing/M.H.S.A. degree program combines the M.H.S.A. degree offered by the Department of Health Policy and Management and the Master of Science degree offered by the School of Nursing. This program gives students the opportunity to acquire training in the convergent fields of nursing and health services administration. The program combines course work, allowing the two degrees to be completed in 8 semesters. Students must be admitted to each program to pursue the joint degree.

M.D.-M.H.S.A.

The joint M.D./M.H.S.A. degree program prepares students to enter careers as physician executives or to provide administrative support for their medical practice. As the health care environment becomes more complex and competitive, administrative skills can be extremely important to individuals starting careers in medicine or those seeking to enhance their current careers. The M.S.H.A. portion of the curriculum combines social science and business content in the context of health care and prepares students for management and executive positions in health care organizations. Students complete requirements for the M.D. degree as specified by the School of Medicine. M.D. programs are described in the School of Medicine Catalog. Both programs can be completed in 5 years. Students must be admitted to each program to pursue the joint degree.

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