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

MHA: Students must complete the following courses in the HMA program in Year 3 and 4: HESA 6100.03, HESA 6305.03, HESA 6310.03, HESA 6340.03, HESA 6365.03 

JD (in total 23-25 credit hours)

LAWS 2361.025, LAWS 2362.025, LAWS 2062.05, LAWS 2311.005, LAWS 2321.005, and 12-14 credit hours of JD courses (inclusive of a major paper course) 

Year 4
HESA 6360.03: Healthcare Law, or LAWS 2132.03: Health Law (if not completed previously), LAWS 2099.02 and 21-23 credit hours of JD electives (inclusive of major paper course). 

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.