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Juris Doctor and Master of Science in Healthcare Leadership (Master's)

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Combine your love of the law with the one of the fastest growing areas in that field—healthcare. The University of Denver offers a dual degree JD/MS option in which students may earn a Juris Doctor and a Master of Science in Healthcare Leadership simultaneously. The dual degree option allows you to reduce time and cost to completion of both degrees while gaining flexibility and versatility in your future career.

Students will double their network of peers and professors through courses at both Sturm College of Law for the JD and University College, the college of professional and continuing studies, for the MS. With an increased focus on the intersection of health and law, career opportunities in this field are growing.

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.

Application to the dual JD/MS degree occurs via the Sturm College of Law application. Students must first meet all the standard requirements for law school, including the LSAT’s. If admitted to Sturm College of Law, and the student has indicated the dual JD/MS in Healthcare Leadership, then the application will also be reviewed by University College. Students will receive notice of admission from both units.

Please visit the Sturm College of Law website for detailed information on the primary application to the dual degree program. Students must be pursuing the Managing Legal Issues in Healthcare concentration to be eligible for the dual degree. If you have specific questions about the MS portion of the dual degree program, or about the Healthcare Leadership program in general, please reach out to the University College Student Support Center at 303-871-2291.

To learn more about the Healthcare Leadership degree, visit the program overview page.

Ready to Apply

It's time to gather your materials and apply to your program of choice. Remember to include:

  • Résumé
  • Personal Statement
  • $65 non-refundable application fee
  • Transcripts
  • Two Letters of Recommendations
  • Valid Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) score

Other application materials may be requested; please see Sturm College of Law for full list of admission requirements.

How to Apply

Need More Information

Interested in the dual degree program between University College and Sturm College of Law, but need additional information before you make a decision? No problem—we're here to help. You may request additional information about a specific program and specialty, review and ask questions in our Frequently Asked Questions section, or contact University College directly.
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Email University College or call 303-871-2291 or 800-347-2042

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Even if you missed the application deadline, you can start taking courses for one quarter before you have to submit a completed application. We know how important it is to get started when you're ready, so review the class schedule or start the registration process now.

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