Master's Concentration

Juris Doctor and Master of Science in Healthcare Management

Combine your affinity for the law with one of the fastest growing areas in that field: healthcare. The dual JD/MS covers the intersection of health and law, creating versatility in your career. Apply through the Sturm College of Law and meet all standard requirements for law school, then your application will be reviewed for the master’s degree. You must pursue the Managing Legal Issues in Healthcare concentration for the dual degree.

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
September 9
Format
Evening or Online
Term Length
10 Weeks
Admission
No GRE or GMAT
Master's Degree
Tuition
$34,224
Time
As few as 18 months
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Skills You'll Learn


Navigate the intersection of health and law


Critique legal and regulatory systems that impact healthcare


Handle intellectual property and research regulations

Curriculum

Please visit the Sturm College of Law's dual degrees for detailed information on the primary application to the dual degree program.

Credits for the Juris Doctor degree are reduced to a minimum of 80 semester hours in the Sturm College of Law and to a minimum of 36 quarter hours in the Master of Science degree at University College.

Sample Schedule

Plan out your schedule and determine your preferred timeline for completing your master's degree—finish in as few as 18 months or take up to five years.

Time to Completion
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Take a Course Before You Apply


We know how important it is to get started when you're ready and that's why you can enroll in a course before you officially apply.

Career Outcomes

Predicted outcomes for graduates of Juris Doctor and Master of Science in Healthcare Management


Employment of healthcare professionals is expected to increase 18% over the next decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Employment growth is primarily due to an aging population, which is increasing demand for healthcare services.


As healthcare regulations and insurance policies continue to become more convoluted, having the skills to interpret the rules accurately will be beneficial. According to Kaplan, health law is one of the legal fields that will continue to grow.

Job Titles

General Counsel
Assistant Counsel
Adjudicator
Administrative Hearing Officer
Appeals Examiner
Appeals Referee
Claims Adjudicator
Hearing Officer

Adjudicators and Hearing Officer Salary: National Average

$97,349
(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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Flexible Online Classes

Flexible Online Classes

We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.

Advisory Board

Our programs our developed and updated with the input of advisory boards composed of industry leaders and employers. This ensures that you'll learn what employers are looking for, and gain the most current information with a view to future industry trends, connecting you to future success.

Robert Casanova
Robert Casanova
Performance Improvement Consultant
Holly Davis
Holly Davis
Director of Medical Staff Services, Saint Joseph Hospital
John Dicola
John Dicola
Former Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, Catholic Health Initiatives
Chris Hadley
Chris Hadley
Founder & President, Denver Medical Study Group
Evon Holladay
Evon Holladay
Former Vice President, Enterprise Intelligence
Edmond Toy
Edmond Toy
Director, Colorado Health Institute
Marion Jenkins
Marion Jenkins
Partner and Co-founder of HealthSpaces
Mark Levine
Mark Levine
Clinical Professor, the University of Colorado School of Medicine
Bruce Johnson
Bruce Johnson
Shareholder, Polsinelli

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University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States.

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