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Build Your Career in Health Law

Earn Your Master of Health Law and Administration

The healthcare industry is growing at record speed. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that healthcare occupations will grow 15% from 2019 to 2029, creating more jobs than any other industry. Beyond frontline workers like doctors and nurses, healthcare has expanded to include careers in technology, business, and public service. Our complicated health care laws and policies touch millions of lives and have an impact on almost every industry. The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law offers students the opportunity to explore these topics in depth through our Master of Health Law and Administration degree (MHLA).

The Master of Health Law and Administration can be completed in as little as one year, and graduates will prepare for careers in healthcare operations, compliance, and non-lawyer risk management. This 30-credit program is ideal for recent graduates or working professionals looking to move up in their careers. A background in business, science, or psychology is ideal but not required. We’ll work with you to create a personalized plan of study to match your specific interests and aspirations. No GRE or LSAT required to apply. Get started by emailing our admissions team today at ladmit@loyno.edu.

 

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Career Outlook

With a master’s in health law, you’ll build a strong foundation to prepare for rewarding roles working for healthcare systems and hospitals, nonprofits, public health agencies, healthcare corporations and pharmaceutical companies, 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

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 Advanced 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.

Personalized Career Support 

Through the Career Development Office, you’ll gain access to our expansive alumni network, career counseling, recruiting, and resources to help you after graduation. Complete mock job interviews, attend networking events, and get help perfecting your resume and cover letter. We’ll support you through every step of your journey. 

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What Makes Loyola Law Right for You?

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Faculty Dedicated to Your Success

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. Email Ann at arkoppel@loyno.edu to schedule a meeting to discuss your academic goals. We will work with you one-on-one to determine if you’re a good fit for the program.

Meet Your Professors

We keep our class sizes small so you can get personalized support and build lasting connections.

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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 ladmit@loyno.edu (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)

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