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Law/Health Administration

The Saint Louis University School of Law and College for Public Health and Social Justice jointly administer our graduate dual-degree program in law and health administration.

About the Program

Graduates with a joint degree in law and health administration from SLU earn both a Juris Doctor degree and a Master of Health Administration. The program should take about four years to complete, which is faster than earning the two degrees separately.

Curriculum and Program Details

This is a four-year, dual-degree program. You’ll spend the first year in the School of Law. Upon successful completion of those requirements, you will begin taking classes through the School of Law and College for Public Health and Social Justice simultaneously, totaling 14 to 16 credit hours each semester.

Courses are not offered during the summer, except for a required 13-week summer administrative internship after your second year. This internship will allow you to practice your administrative skills under direct supervision in a health care facility.

You will complete the usual curriculum for both the J.D. and M.H.A. degrees, except that 15 adviser-approved credits from the School of Law may be applied to the School for Public Health and Social Justice.

The program requires a total of 127 credit hours, including an internship. You may pursue a concentration with your M.H.A.; however, this may increase the the total number of credits required.


This specialized program offers you the chance to design a career in the combined fields of law and health administration. You’ll be equipped to practice health law within large, private firms or serve as a top-level executive in a health care organization.

Application Requirements

You must apply and be accepted to both the Saint Louis School of Law and the College for Public Health and Social Justice to pursue this dual degree program and meet the requirements for both the law program and health administration program.

Two separate graduate school applications are required. You may apply to both concurrently, or you may begin law school and apply to the College for Public Health and Social Justice within your first year.

The application deadline for the law school is Feb. 1; the health administration application priority deadline is Feb. 15 with rolling admission thereafter until the class is full.

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