Earn Your Master of Health Law Degree
In the United States, health spending accounts for 17.7% of the Gross Domestic Product — a number that continues to grow each year. Our complicated health care laws and policies touch millions of lives and have an impact on almost every industry. The Loyola College of Law offers students the opportunity to explore these topics in depth through our Master of Health Law & Administration degree.
The MHLA can be completed in one year, and graduates will be well-trained for career opportunities in government agencies, health systems, and the private sector. If you're interested in the vast healthcare industry and want to pursue a rewarding role in regulatory compliance and healthcare management, a graduate degree can help you on your way. Learn more about this innovative program designed for recent college graduates and working professionals, with no GRE or LSAT required to apply! Get started by emailing our admissions team today at email@example.com.
Loyola's MHLA degree requires completion of 30 semester credit hours. Students must either complete an externship or produce a thesis paper of publishable quality.
Fall – August 1
Complete your courses entirely in-person or use our flexible hybrid format to combine online and on-campus instruction to fit your schedule.
With the Master of Health Law & Administration degree, you’ll build a strong foundation to prepare for careers in healthcare operations, compliance, and non-lawyer risk management. Specifically, you may find roles working for health systems, non-profits, public health agencies, healthcare corporations, or as an independent consultant.
Upon graduation, you’ll gain a deep understanding of these important concepts:
- Health care privacy and compliance
- Ethical decision-making and the business of healthcare
- The integration of healthcare and the legal system
- Legal research, writing, and strategic communications
What Makes Loyola Law Right for You?
Get the support you need to take your next step.
Take a mix of online and on-ground courses.
Graduate in just one year, or spread out your studies over up to three years.
No LSAT or GRE required to apply to the program.
Meet the Program Director
When you choose Loyola Law for your graduate experience, you'll work with faculty, staff, and peers who share your passion for health law. Program Director Ann Koppel is a litigator and business leader with more than two decades of experience. She's worked for regional and national firms, and in-house at a large health system. Learn more about her career and schedule a meeting to discuss your goals with her.
Gain Real-World Experience While You Learn
The MHLA degree program includes robust, hands-on training to develop the soft skills that employers are looking for in an ideal candidate. You’ll learn by doing and gain problem solving, writing, strategic communications, collaboration, and presentation skills. By working with faculty and community leaders with a deep understanding of healthcare policy, you’ll learn how the law is applied in real healthcare and corporate settings.
- Complete an externship based around your interests in health law and compliance and learn under the supervision of real experts in the field.
- Take up to three credits of legal research, diving deeply into topics that align with your career goals.
- Enroll in non-law elective courses like Organizational Behavior and Leadership or Strategic Communications to build a holistic understanding of business models and prepare for management roles in the healthcare sector.
Through the Career Development Office, you’ll also have access to a robust alumni network, career counseling, recruiting, and resources to help you find your ideal role.
Find Your Fit in a Growing Industry
A school with national prestige. A program built for job security.
Increase in medical & health services management roles by 2028, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Rating by preLaw Magazine for practical training
School for legal technology by preLaw Magazine
Start Your Application
We can't wait for you to join us! No LSAT or GRE score required to apply. Here's what you need:
- Completed program application
- A short personal statement explaining your interest in the program
- A university transcript from your undergraduate institution
- One letter of recommendation, which may be emailed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org (no letters of recommendation are required for Loyola graduates)
Every applicant is automatically considered for scholarship awards. While you're waiting to hear back, please complete your FAFSA.
Explore the Curriculum
Loyola's MHLA degree will help you master the intricacies of the healthcare industry, while developing the soft skills you need for today's modern workforce. View our required courses and explore electives that spark your interest.
Required Core Courses (21 credits total)
Introduction to Health Law (3 credits)
Health Care Law II: Access, Regulation, Compliance, and Strategy (3 credits)
Administrative Law (3 credits) or Risk and the Administrative State (3 credits)
Introduction to Legal Analysis (3 credits)
Graduate Seminar in Health and Environmental Law or Externship (3 credits)
Professional Seminar: Health Care Privacy (3 credits)
Professional Seminar: Health Care Compliance (3 credits)
Elective Courses: Law (9 hours total)
Mediation and Arbitration (3 credits)
Bioethics and the Law (3 credits)
Medical Malpractice (3 credits)
Comparative Reproductive Bioethics and the Law (1 credit)
Professional Seminar: Medicare Law (2 credits)
Elder and Disability Law (2 credits)
Social Security Disability Law (2 credits)
Environmental Justice (2 credits)
Intellectual Property (3 credits)
Business Organizations I (3 credits)
Business Organizations II (3 credits)
Negotiation: Health, Safety, and the Environment (2-3 credits)
Advanced Legal Research (1, 2, or 3 credits)
Elective Courses: Non-Law (0-3 hours)
Organizational Behavior and Leadership (3 credits)
Strategic Communications (3 hours)
Operations & Process Management (3 hours)
Quality and Performance Excellence (3 hours)