Online Master of Arts in Health Law and Policy

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Learn to speak the language of health law. Make your voice heard.

The Affordable Care Act generated 1 million jobs and millions of new patients. Of course, all of this new opportunity does not come without responsibility. Thousands of new regulations and policies are now in the mix. Working in health care is more complicated than ever before. That’s why those who have a command of health law and policy have never been more valued.

link box 1 img 100% online, no campus residency
link box 2 img No LSAT/GMAT/GRE exam required
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About the Program

Experienced health care and legal professionals can complete this master’s in health policy and law program in just 11 courses over 24 months. Learn to speak the language of the law and use it to set yourself apart as someone who understands the implications surrounding changing regulations and compliance challenges. Be the authority who explains how legislation and regulation directly affect health care decisions, the industry, patient care and the people of the United States. Examine the state and federal laws that have reshaped the health care system in recent years. Then use your new command of the law to define health care’s future.

Why Earn Your Online Master of Arts in Health Law and Policy?

Given the current challenges in the health system, and the trillions of dollars invested in the industry, now is the time to stand out as a professional with a command of health care compliance. Earn your master’s in health policy and law and you can:

  • Establish your role as an adept counsel in legal and business issues.
  • Expand your understanding of how health care and the legal profession are integrated.
  • Learn critical issues shaping decision-making, patient care and the business of health care.
  • Gain the respect of attorneys, physicians, business people and bureaucrats.
  • Develop your communication skills and articulate legal concepts in a health care context.
  • Gain confidence as a critical thinker, writer and speaker in the health law realm.
  • Build your network by collaborating with experts from the health and legal professions.

What’s the Greatest Tool in Health Care?
The Law.

You can utilize health law to:

  • Address compliance requirements
  • Navigate legislation
  • Advocate for patients
  • Implement change in your  organization
  • Drive the business of health care

Mastery of health law can help you:

  • Qualify for promotion
  • Pursue leadership positions
  • Become eligible for a salary increase
  • Maintain your relevance
  • Innovate behind the scenes and at the front lines

Why Choose Hofstra Law?

We pioneered fully integrating clinical education into a traditional law school curriculum. Now, we’re building on our tradition of innovation by bringing our program online. Our online LL.M. degree is designed with flexibility for practicing attorneys without compromising the intellectually rigorous experience.

Access coursework from anywhere you have an Internet connection. Take a closer look at what the online learning experience is like with us:

  • Learn at your convenience: Coursework is 100% online. You will never be required to come to campus, though we would love to see you at graduation.
  • Collaborate with peers: We designed our program to be reflective of health law practice. That means you will collaborate with professionals from both health and law.
  • Start on your schedule: We offer three start dates throughout the year, so you can enroll in the program when the time is right for you.
  • Enjoy 24/7 support: Whether you need technical help or reminders about important deadlines, we offer support from admissions through graduation.
  • Simplified admissions: We do not require GMAT/GRE scores for our health law programs.

Who Should Choose This Program?

  • Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Insurance Professionals
  • Community Service Managers
  • Health Administrators
  • Health Educators
  • Paralegals
  • Physicians
  • Health Care Social Workers
  • Legal Assistants

How can this degree advance your career?

Whether you’re an administrator, physician, paralegal, nurse or in one of the dozens of other roles impacted by health law, earning your master’s in health policy and law can lead to a number of advanced career paths and promotions. Our students join us from varied backgrounds in health and law, creating a dynamic interdisciplinary program. Take a look at some of the growth projections and salary outcomes below and imagine what our distinguished credential can do to enhance your potential:

Paralegals and Legal Assistants
Top positions can earn up to 60% more than the median salary in this field. High Salary: $75,410
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)
Top management positions can earn up to 67% more than the median salary for this field. High Salary: $161,030
Medical and Health Services Managers
Top leadership positions can earn up to 71% more than the median salary in this field. High Salary: $155,130
Health Care Social Workers
Top leadership positions can earn up to 50% more than the median salary in this field. High Salary: $75,140
Arbitrators, Mediators and Conciliators
Top positions can earn up to 124% more than the median salary for this field. High Salary: $137,350
Registered Nurses (RN)
Top management positions can earn up to 45% more than the median salary for this field. High Salary: $94,720
Health Educators and Community Health Workers
Top leadership positions can earn up to 87% more than the median salary in this field. High Salary: $78,260
Social and Community Service Managers
Top leadership positions can earn up to 40% more than the median salary in this field. High Salary: $99,150

Faculty & Curriculum

Hofstra Law is known for top scholars and educators. We designed our Master of Arts in Health Law and Policy coursework to help you communicate from an authoritative view. It’s called thought leadership. Every program has instructors. Ours has innovators. Many of the faculty members who participate in the program are actively involved in projects and developing programs at the Gitenstein Institute for Health Law and Policy. The institute’s projects include outreach efforts, advocacy, policy examination and programs that are helping to reshape the health care world today.

Course Title Credit Hours
LAW2993 Introduction to the American
Legal System*
2
LAW3844 Health Law* 3
LAW2909 Medicare and Medicaid Law 2
LAW3734 Bioethics and the Law 3
LAW2832 Law of Medical Product Discovery,
Development and Commercialization
2
LAW3500 Business Transactions in Health Care 3
LAW2855 Public Health Law, Policy and Ethics 2
LAW2511 The ADA: Statutory Interpretation 3
LAW2941 Representing Healthcare Providers 2
LAW3502 Healthcare Compliance 3
LAW3503 Capstone 5

*These courses are required for the M.A. program only.
**Curriculum is subject to change.

  • Complete coursework 100% online
  • No residency requirements
  • Choose from 3 start dates throughout the year
  • Collaborate with legal and health care professionals