Undergraduate GPA 3.0 or better; must be matriculated in J.D. program at Albany Law School
- Application fee of $60
- All official college transcripts
- Personal statement in a one-page or less essay
The GMAT, a requirement for M.B.A. admission, will be waived in lieu of an adequate LSAT score for joint program candidates .
Recommendations are not required for J.D./M.B.A. dual program students, however the Clarkson University Admissions Committee reserves the right to request them if additional information is needed to make an admissions decision.
Combined-program students must apply and be accepted at each school independently. Clarkson University applications are usually submitted by spring of the first year at Albany Law School. Second-year Albany Law School students may apply for the joint program.
Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management
The dual J.D./M.B.A. in Healthcare Management with
Clarkson University combines a rigorous M.B.A. curriculum with in-depth analysis of the healthcare industry. The degree compliments Albany Law School's concentration in health law and helps prepare students for careers in health administration, elder or healthcare law-as patient advocates, or in other health-related fields.
The Clarkson University M.B.A. program is accredited by
AACSB International, the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. The M.B.A. in Healthcare Management program is also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)-a distinction shared by only a limited number of healthcare management programs in the nation.
The dual program allows students to "double count" courses—reducing the total time it takes to complete the two degrees—so both degrees are earned typically in four years. As a result, the cost of earning the two degrees is significantly less than the cost of earning the degrees separately. Clarkson University accepts up to four Albany Law School courses toward the M.B.A. degree. In addition, Albany Law School will transfer in one term's worth of free electives from the M.B.A. courses taken at Clarkson University which allows the student to eliminate the last term at Albany Law School. Courses taken as an undergraduate may also be considered for M.B.A. course waiver. In total, Clarkson University can waive up to eight courses toward the M.B.A.; four taken at Albany Law School and up to four based on undergraduate course work.
Combined program students typically complete the first year full-time at Albany Law School. The second year is spent as a full-time student at Clarkson University. Some students complete the M.B.A. requirements in the second year. If necessary, students can complete the remaining courses by taking one evening M.B.A. course per term in the third and fourth years.
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