Prepare for the Legal Minefield in the World of Health Care

If you are a professional in today’s health care field, legal knowledge is an invaluable tool. The Master of Science in Health Law program at Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad College of Law provides a crucial understanding of how the two fields intersect. Build the legal knowledge and vocabulary to communicate effectively on key health law issues and identify applicable statutory law, case law, and administrative codes when faced with challenges. At NSU Law you will learn to research legal and ethical issues to get answers to questions that arise every day in this volatile arena.

Quick Facts

Curriculum

NSU's Master of Science in Health Law program is 36 credits and can be completed in as little as two years. Choose from five concentrations.

Delivery Options

Classes for the M.S. in Health Law are offered fully online.

Tuition

Tuition is $758 per credit hour for full-time students. Additional fees apply. See Tuition and Fees for details.

Start Dates

Program start dates are available in September (Fall term), January (Winter term), April (Spring term) and June (Summer term).

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Fast-Track Option

If you’re eager to make a difference, NSU Law offers an M.S. in Law Fast-Track option to give you an edge even faster. Work with your admissions adviser to design a custom plan of study and complete any of our four M.S. in Law degree programs in just one year (four terms).

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Graduate Spotlight

Working in the ER I experienced conversations and events that made me realize I could advocate for my patients in such a different way."

MACKENZIE SCHOOLMASTER, M.S. '20
NSU alumni Mackenzie Schoolmaster

Enhance Your Degree with a Health Care Law Concentration

Uncover legal insights that allow you to enact real change

Career Potential

Professionals in careers like these have benefitted from the M.S. program.

$104,280

Health Information Management Director

$100,160

Medical Facility Director

$48,140

Health Educator

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Master of Science in Health Law Curriculum

Core
Credits
MLAW 1020
Legal Research Methods and Reasoning (MLAW 1020 / Credits: 3 )
3
MLAW 1032
Federal Privacy Law (MLAW 1032 / Credits: 2 )
2
MLAW 1035
Professional Communication (MLAW 1035 / Credits: 2 )
2
MLAW 1036
Legal Foundations (MLAW 1036 / Credits: 3 )
3
Program Core
Credits
MLAW 2030
Risk Management Law (MLAW 2030 / Credits: 2 )
2
MHL 1090
Accreditation and Licensing (MHL 1090 )
MEML 1045
Patients' Rights and Health Care Ethics (MEML 1045 / Credits: 2 )
2
MHL 1050
The Law of Medicare and Medicaid (MHL 1050 / Credits: 2 )
2
Capstone
Credits
MLAW 3025
Individual Research Project Seminar (MLAW 3025 / Credits: 4 )
4
1 Elective ( / Credits: 2 )
2
OR ( )
MLAW 3028
Individual Research Project Honors Thesis (MLAW 3028 / Credits: 2 )
2
* If a student applies to take the Honors Thesis as part of their Capstone, the total number of electives is reduced to 12. ( )
Electives and Concentrations
Students must complete 12-14 credits of electives to complete their degree. * Students may choose from 14 credits of electives they are interested in or choose a specific combination of electives to earn a concentration. ( )
Courses
Credits
MLAW 3005
Principles of Information Security (MLAW 3005 / Credits: 2 )
2
MLAW 3006
Cyber and Information Crimes (MLAW 3006 / Credits: 2 )
2
MLAW 3007
Electronic Commerce and Digital Trade (MLAW 3007 / Credits: 2 )
2
MLAW 3008
Cyber Law and Modern Mass Communications Policy (MLAW 3008 / Credits: 2 )
2
Courses
Credits
MHL 2070
Legal Issues in Health Care Human Resources (MHL 2070 / Credits: 2 )
2
MEML 1080
Employment Discrimination (MEML 1080 / Credits: 2 )
2
MLAW 2060
Law Regulating Wages and Hours (MLAW 2060 / Credits: 2 )
2
Courses
Credits
MHL 2040
Health Care as an Employee Benefit (MHL 2040 / Credits: 2 )
2
MHL 2010
Regulatory Compliance in the Health Care Industry (MHL 2010 / Credits: 2 )
2
MHL 2052
Operational and Business Aspects in Health Care (MHL 2052 / Credits: 2 )
2
Courses
Credits
MLAW 2060
Law Regulating Wages and Hours (MLAW 2060 / Credits: 2 )
2
MEML 1080
Employment Discrimination (MEML 1080 / Credits: 2 )
2
MHL 1090
Law of Accreditation and Licensing (MHL 1090 / Credits: 2 )
2
Courses
Credits
MHL 2021
Pharmaceutical Law (MHL 2021 / Credits: 2 )
2
MHL 2086
Advanced Topics in FDA Law (MHL 2086 / Credits: 2 )
2
MHL 2010
Regulatory Compliance in the Health Care Industry (MHL 2010 / Credits: 2 )
2
Courses
Credits
MHL 2010
Regulatory Compliance in the Health Care Industry (MHL 2010 / Credits: 2 )
2
MHL 2021
Pharmaceutical Law (MHL 2021 / Credits: 2 )
2
MHL 2052
Operational and Business Aspects in Health Care (MHL 2052 / Credits: 2 )
2
MHL 2040
Health Care as an Employee Benefit (MHL 2040 / Credits: 2 )
2
MHL 2070
Legal Issues in Health Care Human Resources (MHL 2070 / Credits: 2 )
2
MHL 2086
Advanced Topics in FDA Law (MHL 2086 / Credits: 2 )
2
MEML 1080
Employment Discrimination (MEML 1080 / Credits: 2 )
2
MLAW 3010
Alternative Dispute Resolution (MLAW 3010 / Credits: 2 )
2
MLAW 3006
Cyber and Information Crimes (MLAW 3006 / Credits: 2 )
2
MLAW 3008
Cyber Law and Modern Mass Communication Policy (MLAW 3008 / Credits: 2 )
2
MLAW 2090
Dealing with Whistleblowers and Preventing Retaliation (MLAW 2090 / Credits: 2 )
2
MLAW 2085
Effective Advocacy Skills (MLAW 2085 / Credits: 2 )
2
MLAW 3007
Electronic Commerce and Digital Trade (MLAW 3007 / Credits: 2 )
2
MLAW 2055
Immigration and Naturalization Concerns in Employment (MLAW 2055 / Credits: 2 )
2
MLAW 2070
Labor Law: Laws Regulating Unions and Management (MLAW 2070 / Credits: 2 )
2
MLAW 3005
Principles of Information Security (MLAW 3005 / Credits: 2 )
2
MLAW 2035
Response to Intervention (MLAW 2035 / Credits: 2 )
2
MLAW 2050
Trends in Employee Relations Law (MLAW 2050 / Credits: 2 )
2
MLAW 2095
Workers Compensation (MLAW 2095 / Credits: 2 )
2

Note: M.S. in Law degree programs do not prepare students to practice law or sit for a bar examination. Only the professional J.D. degree will prepare you to practice law.

Visit the M.S. in Health Law curriculum to view detailed course descriptions.

The Master of Science in Law Program has seven expected learning outcomes for students in each program.

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