Center for Law in Science and Global Health

Concurrent Degrees

J.D./M.H.A.

The goal of the J.D./M.H.A. concurrent degree program is to offer students the opportunity to combine in-depth professional educational training in health administration and law so that they will be equipped and prepared to work in both venues, or in positions requiring understanding of both.  Graduates with the joint degree will not be limited to the traditional career opportunities of legal work in a law firm, but will also have the ability to move more directly into administrative positions in government agencies and health care entities, such as hospitals, health plans and health services entities.  Similarly, graduates will possess legal skills that they can bring to health care entities and government agency professional positions. 

J.D./M.P.H. in Health Services

The goal of the J.D./M.P.H. in Health Services concurrent degree program is to offer students the opportunity to combine in-depth professional educational training in the two professions so that the students will be equipped and prepared to work in both venues, or in positions requiring understanding of both.  Graduates with the joint degree will not be limited to the traditional career opportunities of legal work in a law firm, but will also have the ability to move more directly into government, national, and international agencies and public interest organizations focusing on public health and health care issues, services, and resources.  Similarly, graduates will possess legal skills that they can bring to public health departments and other public health professional positions. 

J.D./M.P.H. in Public Health Genetics

The goal of the J.D./M.P.H. in Public Health Genetics concurrent degree program offers students the opportunity to combine in-depth professional educational training in the two professions so that they will be prepared to work in both venues. Graduates with the joint degree will not be limited to the traditional career opportunities of legal work in a law firm, but will also have the ability to move more directly into government, national and international public agency and public interest organizations focusing on public health and health care issues, services and resources. Similarly, graduates will possess legal skills that they can bring to public health departments and other public health professional positions.

Contact Us

Center for Law in Science and Global Health
University of Washington School of Law
William H. Gates Hall
Box 353020
Seattle, WA 98195-3020

Jennifer Snider
Program Manager
Phone: 206.616.3809

Last updated 10/27/2009