Degree Program
Health Law & Policy Track

The health care industry is expected to have the fastest employment growth of any sector until 2024.1  Simultaneously, the industry is facing unprecedented change from technological innovation and new regulation. The increase in regulatory oversight, as well as the demand for health care reform, is impacting the delivery of services and the health care economy.

This complex and ever-changing environment demands that those in administrative, regulatory, managerial, and advocacy roles in health care know how to operate within the legal framework behind these changes. Designed for health care and health science professionals, the Master of Studies in Law in Health Law & Policy does just this, providing the tools necessary to navigate the law, in a flexible, accessible degree format.

Working professionals can earn their degree in less than two years without coming to campus.

The 30-credit degree includes:

  • Twelve credits in a required core curriculum, which provides a deep foundation in the law and the legal context of decision-making and risk management
  • Eighteen credits of electives, described below, which may include an experiential capstone, under the supervision of a faculty advisor.

Health Law & Policy Electives

All courses are designed specifically for and uniquely tailored to working professionals. Students take all classes with their cohort and MSL peers, not with JD candidates or students in other law programs who seek a different type of legal training. The health law electives focus on the complex and rapidly changing industry, to provide health care professionals with the tools to navigate the increasingly regulated delivery of services.

Courses may include:

1 http://www.bls.gov/news.release/ecopro.nr0.htm
Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Projections: 2014-24 Summary, December 8, 2015

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