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JD/MHA in Health Administration - Cooley Law School Agreement

Many attorneys want to supplement their legal skills with knowledge gained through graduate study. Cooley’s partnership programs with EMU provide the opportunity to earn a Master’s degree in the disciplines of  Business Administration , Educational Leadership , Health Administration and Human Resources and Organizational Development .

Cooley JD Degree Requirements

Cooley students must complete a total of 90 credit hours and maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.0. Of the 90 hours, 63 are required courses and a minimum GPA of 2.0 must be maintained. The required courses are designed to prepare students to successfully pass the bar and enter practice in any jurisdiction in the United States. The remaining class work consists of 27 hours of electives, allowing students to focus their electives in their chosen area of practice. For more information visit cooley.edu.

Contact Information:

Office of Graduate & Extended Programs

Lansing | PO Box 13038 | 517.371.5140

Auburn Hills | 2630 Featherstone Road | 248.751.7800

JD Courses Approved for Transfer from Cooley to Eastern

Students must earn a grade of 3.0 or better

Eastern MHA Degree Requirements

This program is designed to develop qualified professionals with solid knowledge and skills in issues related to analysis, planning, design and management of healthcare institutions and organizations.  Students completing the program will be prepared to serve local, state and national communities by contributing to healthcare-related forums and discussions on health issues, especially those relating to social policy and populations at risk. Students will meet with the graduate coordinator to devise a 36–38 credit-hour plan to fulfill program requirements, which include; 23–24 credits of program courses, 3–5 credits of research courses, 3–6 credits of elective courses, 6–7 credits of culminating project courses, and a 2 credit internship (required for pre-service students). Courses are held during weekday evenings or on weekends.

For additional information, follow this link: Master of Health Administration 

Contact Information: Colleen Croxall, Ph.D. | 313 Marshall | 734.487.4096 | ccroxall@emich.edu


  • All J.D. requirements should be fulfilled within six years of completing the first law course. Similarly, Eastern policies require that all masters level requirements must be completed within six years of enrolling in the first Eastern graduate course. Exceptions to these six-year limits may sometimes be granted by both institutions for extenuating, documented reasons.
  • Students whose first course work as a degree partnership student is at Cooley Law School will follow a regimented course of study at Cooley for the first 27 credits. After 27 credits, Cooley students may begin taking elective courses, including MHA classes at Eastern.
  • Students pay tuition and fees for Cooley Law School courses at the established Cooley rates and pay tuition and fees for Eastern Michigan University courses at that school’s rates. In general, students may receive financial aid at one or the other institution in a given semester. Financial aid will be coordinated by Cooley Law School and Eastern to determine the maximum award that most benefits each partnership student within Federal regulations.
  • Students are always advised to avoid combined course loads at both institutions that might jeopardize their good academic standing. At Cooley Law School, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher to remain in good academic standing. At Eastern Michigan University, a student must maintain a 3.0 or higher.
  • According to American Bar Association regulations, no JD credit may be granted for those classes taken at Eastern Michigan University before the student enrolls and attends Cooley Law School.
  • No transfer of credit may take place without a fully completed declaration of intent to participate in the student’s official files at Cooley and Eastern Michigan University.
  • Courses taken at Eastern Michigan University must be taken in person (not online) in order to be eligible for transfer to Cooley Law School.