Loyola University Chicago

Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy

School of Law

Degree Programs

Loyola health law degree programs

Multiple options for all types of learners

Always staying ahead of the curve in this rapidly expanding field, the Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy is constantly growing and evolving its curriculum to meet the needs of diverse students with an interest in health law:

  • Attorneys seeking a high-quality graduate education in health law
  • Non-attorneys looking for a grounding in health law to make them more effective at their jobs
  • JD students who want to specialize in health law after graduation
  • Non-degree students seeking a less extensive or formalized education in health law

Serving all of these constituencies, we offer three graduate degree programs in health law and policy for attorneys and health care professionals, a Certificate in Health Law program for JD students, and non-degree educational programs, including summer online courses for JD students enrolled in any law school in the country. Each degree or certificate option offers the flexibility to take coursework both on-campus and online to suit the needs of each individual student.

Online options fit your schedule and location

Many of our students are working professionals, and others are juggling personal commitments. Students from all over the US and many other countries are attracted to the Beazley Institute’s highly regarded programs. To enable today’s busy learners to tailor their health law education to their own schedules and locations, we offer both of our master’s-level degree programs online. We recognize the importance of community in successful learning, so our online programs are carefully designed to keep students connected to each other and to their faculty members. Online students have access to student advisors and an array of support services. 

MASTER OF JURISPRUDENCE (MJ) IN HEALTH LAW
This program is a master’s degree for health care professionals and other non-attorneys seeking a comprehensive understanding of the laws, regulations, and policies governing health care. The MJ in Health Law is offered exclusively online.  Many MJ students choose to pursue a concentration in compliance as part of their studies.

MASTER OF LAWS (LLM) IN HEALTH LAW (online)
The Master of Laws (LLM) in Health Law program is for attorneys who want to develop a special expertise in health law, and focuses on the legal, regulatory, political, ethical, and economic aspects of health care delivery. LLM students may choose to concentrate their studies in compliance. This program can be completed exclusively online or students may choose to take a combination of online and campus courses.

Campus-based degree programs‌

Loyola’s Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy has a long-standing reputation as a leading health law program, both in Chicago and nationally.  Students pursuing their studies on-campus can take advantage of Chicago’s vibrant health law community and connect to health law and compliance leaders. Loyola University Chicago’s campuses are easily accessible and offer a number of resources and programs for students, including career advising and annual symposia and events on health law and compliance topics.

JD CERTIFICATE IN HEALTH LAW
Designed for students enrolled in Loyola’s JD program, this certificate program consisting of coursework, practical experience, and extracurricular involvement prepares students to specialize in health law. JD students may choose to concentrate their studies in compliance and are also eligible to take some online coursework as part of the health law certificate program.

MASTER OF LAWS (LLM) IN HEALTH LAW (campus)
The Master of Laws (LLM) in Health Law program is for attorneys who want to develop a special expertise in health law, and focuses on the legal, regulatory, political, ethical, and economic aspects of health care delivery. LLM students may choose to concentrate their studies in compliance. The campus-based program offers both full- and part-time options as well as the opportunity to take some coursework online.

DOCTOR OF JURIDICAL SCIENCE (SJD) IN HEALTH LAW
This program is a doctoral degree for attorneys possessing a Master of Laws (LLM) or its equivalent. Students conduct original research and author a dissertation in the area of health law and policy. Due to the unique nature of this degree program and high level of faculty supervision required, all potential SJD candidates must submit a proposal before applying to the program. Admission is highly selective.

Non-degree programs

Some of our students are seeking a less in-depth educational experience—but still want the Beazley Institute’s unique expertise in health law. Our non-degree programs provide flexibility to study health law without committing to a degree. Whether you’d like to enroll as a student-at-large in health law courses or want custom-designed programs for your firm or organization, we can meet your specific needs.  Non-degree options include both campus and online coursework. Additionally, JD students from any law school in the nation may take summer online courses