JD/MHA (Master of Health Administration)

Explore our combined Juris Doctor (JD) and MHA degree

The four-year JD/MHA program is a collaborative effort between the Schulich School of Law and the School of Health Administration at Dalhousie. The combined JD/MHA enables students to select classes leading to the degrees of Juris Doctor and Master of Health Administration.

Entry requirements

To gain acceptance onto this combined degree program, you must satisfy the entrance requirements of both our JD program and the School of Health Administration's Master of Health Administration (MHA) program. For admission, you must apply to both the School of Health Administration and the Schulich School of Law individually. Students applying for the MHA program may submit LSAT results in lieu of GMAT results.


The program consists of the following:

Year 1
Year 2
Year 3

NOTE: Normally, students complete Healthcare Law (HESA 6360.03) in the first year of the MHA program and, therefore, do not enrol in Health Law (LAWS 2132.03). If HESA 6360 is not taken, then LAWS 2132 must be completed in year 3 or year 4.

Year 4
  • HESA 6360.03: Healthcare Law, or LAWS 2132.03, Health Law (see note above).
  • 23-25 credit-hours of courses from our JD program including LAWS 2099.02 - Legal Profession and Professional Responsibility and a major research paper.

Please note: The first and second years may be done in reverse order.

Find out more

If you’d like to know more, please contact either the School of Health Administration at healthadmin@dal.ca or our JD admissions team at law.admissions@dal.ca.