M.A. in Health Law and Administration

The Master of Health Law and Administration (MHLA) graduate degree is for those who have a bachelor’s degree and are interested in pursuing careers in healthcare, but who do not wish to practice law or obtain a law degree. 

The Program:

Loyola’s MHLA degree requires completion of 30 semester credit hours.  Students must either complete an externship or produce a thesis paper of publishable quality. The MHLA program can be completed in two semesters or spread over up to three years. 

Required Core Courses (19 credits total) 

LAW L807 Introduction to Health Law (3 hrs)
LAW L912 Health Law II:  Access, Regulation, Compliance and Strategy (3 hrs)
LAW L844 Administrative Law (3 hrs) or LAW L940 Risk and the Administrative State (3 hrs)
LAWM L705 U.S. Law and Legal Analysis (1 hr)
LAWM L710 Graduate Seminar in Health and Environmental Law (3 hrs) or LAW L900 Externship (3 hrs)
LAW L800 Health Care Privacy and Security (3 hrs)
LAW L914 Health Care Compliance (3 hrs)

Elective Courses: Law (11 hours total)

LAW L746 Business Organizations I (3 hrs)
LAW L747 Business Organizations II (3 hrs)
LAW L781 Law and Poverty (2 hrs)
LAW L801 Intellectual Property Law (3 hrs)
LAW L817 Mediation and Arbitration (3 hrs)

LAW L822 Bioethics and the Law (3 hrs)
LAW L825 Medical Malpractice (2 or 3 hrs)
LAW L830 Comparative Reproductive Bioethics and the Law (1 hr)
LAW L834 Environmental Justice (2 or 3 hrs)

LAW L854 Insurance Law (3 hrs) 
LAW L896 Professional Seminar in Public Health (1-3 hrs)
LAW L896 Professional Seminar: Medicare Law (2 hrs)
LAW L902 Elder and Disabled Law (2 hrs)
LAW L906 Advanced Legal Research (1-3 hrs)

LAW L937 Selected Topics in Immigration (2 hrs)
LAW L938 Health in Immigration and Citizenship Law (1 hr)
LAW L___ Negotiation: Health, Safety, and the Environment (2-3 hrs)

Elective Courses: Non-Law (0-3 hours) 

MGT B700 Organizational Behavior and Leadership (3 Credits)
MGT B705 Strategic Communication (3 credits)
MGT B710 Operations and Process Management (3 credits)
MGT B725 Quality and Performance Excellence (3 credits)