Health Systems Law, M.S.L.

Requirements for Admission: 

  • Successful completion of undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution or the equivalent.
  • Statement of interest and resume.
  • Two professional or academic letters of recommendation.
  • Interview
  • Although not required, scores on the LSAT or GRE may be considered 

Degree Requirements

Required Courses (27 hours)

Course Title Credits
LAWH 700Introduction to the Legal System *3
LAWH 701Legal Foundations of Health Care Systems3
LAWH 712Ethics in Health Care Systems3
LAWH 714Health Care Contracting (Applied Learning)3
LAWH 716Medicare Compliance for Medical Facilities3
LAWH 722Risk Management3
LAWH 736Billing Compliance and Healthcare Fraud Prevention I3
LAWH 738HIPAA and Electronic Medical Records Compliance3
LAWH 755Directed Independent Study3
Total Credit Hours27

This requirement may be waived if a student has a J.D. degree or equivalent prior legal experience; in substitution, the student will be required to take both LAWH 710 and LAWH 737.

Elective Courses (3 hours)

Course Title Credits
Select one of the following:3
Public Health and Delivery Systems
Billing Compliance and Healthcare Fraud Prevention II

Comprehensive Assessment

All candidates for a Master’s degree must complete a comprehensive assessment requiring a student to synthesize and integrate knowledge acquired in coursework and other learning experiences and to apply theory and principles in a situation that approximates some aspect of professional practice or research in the discipline. It must be used as a means by which faculty judge whether the student has mastered the body of knowledge and can demonstrate proficiency in the required competencies.  The assessment will be accomplished through completion of LAWH 755 Directed Independent Study which requires completion of a significant paper or equivalent project.  Projects must reflect significant work in addressing a hypothetical or real issue involving legal compliance or health law or policy.