Online Master of Legal Studies – Healthcare Law and Administration Emphasis
Are you a health care professional with an interest in the legal framework that governs health care operations, policies and patient care? A Master of Legal Studies with an emphasis in healthcare administration may be an ideal fit for you. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to navigate the legal complexities and regulatory landscape of modern health care systems.
Next start date: 01/08/2024
Total classes: 10
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 30
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What you’ll learn in this healthcare law and administration master’s emphasis
Studying health care law and administration can provide you with the insights and skills needed to steer organizations through current and future legal challenges. With the ability to choose from a variety of courses, you’ll learn about topics ranging from patient privacy (HIPAA) concerns and end-of-life care decisions to protecting organizational financial stability and health care facility regulations. Additional key areas include:
- Compliance management.
- Health care insurance laws.
- Health care policy.
- Health care regulations.
- Health information management.
- Medical ethics.
- Medical malpractice.
- Patient rights and advocacy.
- Risk management.
Who’s a good candidate for this MLS program?
This MLS emphasis is designed for health care practitioners and administrators who don’t want to practice law, but seek to understand how laws impact health care systems and the patients they serve. This program is an ideal choice for those who either need specialized knowledge in health care law or want to gain a competitive edge in their career. As the health care industry continues to grow, so does the demand for professionals who can understand and translate new rules and regulations to improve the health of people and populations.
Are you interested in exploring other MLS emphasis areas? Check out the additional specialization options in addition to the general Master of Legal Studies degree program.
How does this MLS compare to a master’s in health care administration?
This MLS with an emphasis in health care law and administration provides non-lawyers with a deep understanding of legal considerations that impact the health care industry. Your courses will have a targeted focus on topics such as compliance, medical malpractice, information management and regulatory issues.
Health care law and administration master’s courses
This program will provide you with the flexibility to choose coursework that aligns with your career goals. In addition to a foundational law and a program core course, the remainder of your courses will be in your emphasis area or electives.
U.S. Law and Legal Analysis
Data Privacy and Protection
Fundamentals of Contract Law
Healthcare Industry Compliance
Health Insurance Law
Risk Assessment and Management
The jobs this MLS emphasis prepares you for
As a graduate, you’ll be equipped with legal knowledge and skills that can help you reach the next level in your health care career. Pursuing an MLS emphasis in health care law and administration can support your growth in roles including, but not limited to:
How to apply
Applicants to the Master of Legal Studies program must fulfill the requirements of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.
U.S.-educated applicants can apply through our FastApp process, which streamlines the application process and may allow for an offer of conditional admission to the MLS program while the applicant continues to submit any additional requested documentation.
Study at one of the best law schools in the country
The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU is one of the top schools in the nation. The college provides personalized and practical legal education. Offering more than 250 unique courses, students have the opportunity to tailor their educational experiences to meet their unique interests and accelerate their career growth.
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