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As the most widely recognized management credential in the US healthcare system, the MHA is a valuable adjunct to a law degree.  Members of law firms specializing in health care delivery issues, in-house legal counsel, and many other attorneys who deal with the complex regulatory environment of the health care system in both the public and private sectors recognize that knowledge of health care management is critical to their effectiveness.

JD/Master of Health Administration (MHA) 

Joint degree-candidates must complete a total of 47 semester hours of coursework through the School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, in addition to 79 hours of coursework. The required coursework at the School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine includes six courses comprising the public health core:

Introduction to Biostatistics
Survey of Environmental Health Sciences
Epidemiologic Methods I
Principles of Health Systems Administration and Management
Biological Basis of Health and Disease
Social and Behavioral Aspects of Global Health

as well as the following management core courses:

Quality Management in Health Care
Human Resources/Organizational Behavior
Health Economics
Introduction to Health Care Accounting
Information Systems
Health Care Marketing
Administrative Internship I
Strategic Management & Planning for Health Care Organizations
Managerial Accounting
Health Care Payment - Mechanisms & Policy
Financial Management
Quantitative Decision Models

A summer and second-year residency is optional and may occur in either a health care provider or legal setting.  JD/MHA students complete both degrees in four years.

Questions about the MHA program should be directed to:

Department of Health Systems Management
School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine
Tulane University Health Sciences Center
Tidewater Building, 1440 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70112

tel.  504.988.5428

E-mail address:  hsm@tulane.edu
Health Systems Management website:  www.sph.tulane.edu/hsm 

General questions about the School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine can be directed to: 504.988.5387 or ADMINSPH-L@tulane.edu. The School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine website is located at: www.sph.tulane.edu

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