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Health Services Policy and Management and Law, M.H.A. & J.D.

Arnold School of Public Health
Joseph F. Rice School of Law

There has never been a better time to choose a dual degree in law and health services policy and management as health care in America undergoes tremendous changes. Graduate in just four years.

Offered through the School of Law and the Arnold School of Public Health, the program will prepare you to navigate and help shape health care policies, regulatory compliance and patient safety issues. Both schools excel in developing graduates equipped to make a difference and ready for leadership positions in their fields.

Program Highlights

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    Save time and money by earning two degrees in fewer semester hours (approximately four years).

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    Make an Impact

    Prepare to lead in a variety of settings with these timely degrees in an ever-changing health care environment.

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    Career Options

    Enjoy a range of career options — from health care administration to practicing law — with this dual degree.

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    Dual Degree

    Graduate with a dual degree from the School of Law and the Arnold School of Public Health.

What You’ll Study

An innovative and integrated curriculum completed over a four-year period, the combination degree in health administration and law is designed for highly motivated students who wish to study and apply law to issues in health care. Graduates will be able to practice law in large private or governmental organizations and attain C-suite executive positions.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Legal Knowledge

    Interpreting and applying laws and regulations to specific situations or issues


    Promoting or defending a cause or issue often using awareness, education and policy change

    Data Analysis

    Examining and interpreting information to uncover insights and inform decision making

  • Evaluate Policies

    Examining their impact and effectiveness in achieving specific goals or objectives

    Analytical Reasoning

    Breaking down complex problems or situations to identify patterns, connections and solutions

    Critical Thinking

    Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Lawyer
  • Administrator
  • Executive

Workplace Settings

  • Private Law Practice
  • Health Care Administration
  • Policy/Governmental work
  • Health Care Regulation
  • Health Care Compliance
  • Biotech

Advanced Degrees

Advance your career or options with post-graduate education.

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