Oct 16, 2021  
2021-2022 Law Bulletin 
    
2021-2022 Law Bulletin

Law and Health Administration, J.D./M.S.H.A.


The College of Law and the Institute of Health Administration in Robinson College of Business offer two dual degree programs leading to the Juris Doctor degree (J.D.) and either (1) a Master of Science in Health Administration degree (M.S.H.A.), or (2) an M.B.A./M.H.A. (Master of Business Administration and Master of Health Administration).

The J.D./M.S.H.A. and J.D./M.B.A./M.H.A. are courses of study which allow selected previously-approved course work earned in one-degree program to satisfy some of the elective course requirements of the other degree program. This enables a student to complete the requirements for both or all three degrees in a shorter time than required to complete each of the degrees separately. Students who have already earned a J.D. and an M.S.H.A. degree or M.B.A./M.H.A. degree at Georgia State University or at another institution are not eligible for the dual program.

The following regulations apply to students who are accepted to the J.D. and M.S.H.A. or M.B.A./M.H.A., programs and are enrolled in the dual degree program as opposed to being enrolled in each degree program separately:

Application

Applicants to the J.D./M.S.H.A. or J.D./M.B.A./M.H.A. dual degree programs must meet the entrance requirements and follow the application procedures of both the College of Law and the Robinson College of Business. Applicants must be accepted by both colleges. Admission into one program does not presume admission to the other. To be in the J.D./M.S.H.A. of J.D./M.B.A./M.H.A. dual degree programs, students must be admitted to both programs before completing either program.

Applicants must take the LSAT to apply to the College of Law. Robinson College of Business will accept the LSAT in lieu of the GRE or GMAT for students already accepted into the J.D. program.

Students who are accepted to both the J.D. and M.S.H.A. or M.B.A./M.H.A. programs and wish to be enrolled in the dual degree program are responsible for providing written notification of their intentions to each college.

Degree Requirements


J.D. Requirements


The requirements for the J.D. are described above in the COL Bulletin.

For students enrolled in the J.D./M.S.H.A. or J.D./M.B.A./M.H.A. dual degree programs, the College of Law will permit up to 12 semester hours of 8000-level M.S.H.A. or M.B.A./M.H.A. courses with grades of B (3.0) or better to be credited toward elective hours required for the J.D.

M.S.H.A. Requirements


The requirements for the M.S.H.A. are described in the Robinson College of Business catalog.

For students enrolled in the J.D./M.S.H.A. dual degree program, Robinson College of Business will accept 12 semester hours of relevant health law elective courses from the J.D. program with grades of B (3.0) or better to be credited toward the 12 semester hours of concentration/electives for the M.S.H.A.

In addition, 3 credit hours will be given for LAW 7239 Health Law: Quality and Access or LAW 7240 Health Law: Finance and Delivery with a grade of B (3.0) or better in place of HA 8450 Legal Environment of Health Care.

Enrollment Sequencing and Time Limits


After students have been admitted to both the J.D. and M.B.A./M.H.A. or M.S.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.

Grading and Scholastic Discipline


Students enrolled in either of the dual degree programs must meet the academic regulations of each college, including those related to the minimum GPA and scholastic discipline. The computation of the GPA in each college is based only on courses taken in that college.

Graduation


Prior to graduation, students completing the dual degree program are responsible for confirming with both colleges that the degree requirements for each program have been satisfied. Students must complete the graduation application for each degree.

No credit hours of J.D. course work will be applied toward the M.S.H.A. or M.B.A./M.H.A. degree requirements until the completion of J.D. degree requirements. No credit hours of M.S.H.A. or M.B.A./M.H.A. course work will be applied toward the J.D. degree requirements until the completion of M.S.H.A. or M.B.A./M.H.A. degree requirements. A simultaneous awarding of degrees will satisfy this requirement.

The requirements for the M.S.H.A. or M.B.A./M.H.A. degree must be completed within five years of the initial semester of enrollment in the M.S.H.A. or M.B.A./M.H.A. program. The J.D. degree must be completed within seven years of the initial semester of enrollment in the J.D. program.