Advanced study in health administration and law is available through dual-degree programs co-sponsored by the department and the schools of law at the University of Richmond. The program leads to the awarding of the Master of Health Administration and Juris Doctor degrees.

Participants are provided the necessary expertise either to represent clients within the health care industry or to function as legal policy-makers or administrators who fully appreciate the legal environment of the health care field. Applicants for this program are required to meet the admission requirements of each program. For information regarding the dual-degree program, contact the director of the program.

The M.H.A. curriculum sequence of the M.H.A./J.D. degree is shown below. Students take a total of 48 credit hours of M.H.A. course work that includes a three-credit-hour internship.

Courses
HADM 602Health System Organization, Financing and Performance3
HADM 606Health Care Managerial Accounting3
HADM 607Financial Management in Health Organizations3
HADM 608Seminar in Health Care Finance3
HADM 609Managerial Epidemiology2
HADM 610Health Analytics and Decision Support3
HADM 612Information Systems for Health Care Management3
HADM 614Health Care Marketing3
HADM 615Health Care Politics and Policy3
HADM/ECON 624Health Economics3
HADM 646Health Care Organization and Leadership3
HADM 647Management of Health Care Organizations3
HADM 648Strategic Management in Health Care Organizations3
HADM 649Human Resources Management in Health Care3
HADM 681Clinical Concepts and Relationships2
HADM 682Executive Skills I1
HADM 683Executive Skills II1
HADM 693Internship in Health Administration3
Total Hours48

Sample M.H.A./J.D. plan of study

Year one
Fall semesterHours
HADM 602 Health System Organization, Financing and Performance 3
HADM 606 Health Care Managerial Accounting 3
HADM 609 Managerial Epidemiology 2
HADM 646 Health Care Organization and Leadership 3
HADM 681 Clinical Concepts and Relationships 2
HADM 682 Executive Skills I 1
 Term Hours: 14
Spring semester
HADM 607 Financial Management in Health Organizations 3
HADM 610 Health Analytics and Decision Support 3
HADM 624
Health Economics
or Health Economics
3
HADM 647 Management of Health Care Organizations 3
 Term Hours: 12
Summer semester
HADM 693 Internship in Health Administration 3
 Term Hours: 3
Year two
Fall semester
HADM 608 Seminar in Health Care Finance 3
HADM 612 Information Systems for Health Care Management 3
HADM 615 Health Care Politics and Policy 3
HADM 683 Executive Skills II 1
 Term Hours: 10
Spring semester
HADM 614 Health Care Marketing 3
HADM 648 Strategic Management in Health Care Organizations 3
HADM 649 Human Resources Management in Health Care 3
 Term Hours: 9
 Total Hours: 48

Graduate program director
Dolores G. Clement, Ph.D., FACHE
Professor and director, dual-degree programs
Email: dclement@vcu.edu
Phone: (804) 828-0719

Additional contact
Suzanne C. Havasy
Coordinator, M.H.A. program
Email: shavasy@vcu.edu
Phone: (804) 828-0719

Program website: had.vcu.edu/prospective/mha