Loyola University Chicago

Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy

School of Law


The Online MJ degree is a 24-credit, part-time program designed to be completed in 2 calendar years by taking 4 credits each in 6 successive terms.

All students must take 6 required courses including a Master's thesis, and 4 elective courses in order to complete the degree. The first 3 required courses must be taken in sequence in terms 1 and 2 and the Thesis Project must be taken in the final term of the program. Students are also required to come to Loyola's Chicago campus twice during their tenure for Education Immersion Weekends.

MJ students can choose to start the program in the Fall term (starting in late August/early September), Spring term (starting in early January) or Summer term (starting in early May).

Term 1 (credit hours)
Students must take this required course:

Introduction to Legal Study and Legal Writing (4)

Term 2
Students must take these 2 required courses:

Introduction to Legal Research (1) 
Introduction to Health Law and Policy (3)

Terms 3, 4 and 5 
Students must take these 2 required courses:

Health Care Business and Finance (2)
Health Care Regulation and Policy (2)

Students may take their remaining credits from any of the following:

Advanced FDA Law (2) (Spring 2016)
Advanced Health Care Compliance (2) (Fall 2015)
Advanced Privacy Compliance (1) (Fall 2015)
Conducting Internal Investigations (2) (Summer 2016)
Drafting Policies and Procedures (1) (Spring 2016)
Enterprise Risk Management (2) (Spring 2016)
Global Compliance (2) (Summer 2016)
Health Care Compliance (2)
Health Care Regulation and Policy (2)
Health Law Seminar Series (1) 
Health Insurance and Health Care Regulation (2)
Human Subjects Protection (2) (Fall 2016)
Law and Bioethics (2) 
Liability and Dispute Resolution in Health Care (2) 
Legal Issues in eHealth (2) 
Medical Record Billing and Coding (2)
Public Health and the Law (2)
Risk Management, Patient Safety and Quality (2) 

Term 6
Students must take this required course:

MJ Thesis Project (4)

Students should consult the Online Course Schedule and law school registration page for a full list of course offerings each term.  (Dates in parentheses indicate the anticipated first term in which the course will be available).

Compliance Curriculum
Students enrolled in the MJ in Health Law degree program may pursue a certificate of concentration in compliance studies. Students who focus their studies in compliance and meet the minimum requirements are eligible to earn a designation highlighting their expertise in compliance and qualifying them to sit for compliance certification examinations.  Campus students wishing to pursue this concentration may take compliance courses online with permission from their advisor.  For more details about Loyola’s compliance program, click here

Educational Immersion Weekends
In order to reinforce online learning objectives and foster communication between students and faculty, all online LLM students are required to come to Loyola's Chicago campus twice during their tenure in the program for an Education Immersion Weekend (EIW). During the EIW, held in May, August, and November of each year, students gather in person to workshop their thesis topics and present finished theses to faculty committees, attend campus events with national legal experts, participate in graduation celebrations, and generally socialize with students, faculty and alumni. Detailed information about EIWs can be found here.

Curriculum Advising 
For curriculum and course schedule advising, current students may contact Patrick Rybarczyk.

Rights Reserved
The Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy reserves the right to amend the degree requirements and to add to or delete from the list of courses that satisfy the degree requirement at any time.