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 (early September), Spring term (starting in January) or Summer term (starting in 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)
Advanced Health Care Compliance (2)
Advanced Privacy Compliance (1)
Compliance Training Methods (1) (Online)
Conducting Internal Investigations (2)
Drafting Policies and Procedures (1)
Enterprise Risk Management (2)
Global Compliance (2)
Health Care Compliance (2)
Health Care Privacy and Security (2)
Health Insurance and Health Care Regulation (2)
Health Law Seminar Series (1)
Human Subjects Protection (2)
Law and Bioethics (2) 
Liability and Dispute Resolution in Health Care (2)
Legal Issues in eHealth (2) 
Liability and Dispute Resolution in Health Care (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)*

*Beginning in Fall 2016, the MJ Thesis Project course will be replaced by two 2-credit courses to be taken in the last two terms in the program: LAW 951 MJ Thesis Project Term One; LAW 952 MJ Thesis Project Term Two. The traditional MJ Thesis Project course (LAW 950, offered for 4 credits) will only be offered in Fall 2016 for those students completing their studies that term.

Students should consult the Online Course Schedule and law school registration page for a full list of course offerings each term.

Concentration in Compliance Studies
Students enrolled in the MJ in Health Law degree program may pursue a  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. For more details about Loyola’s compliance program, click here.

For curriculum and course schedule advising, current students may contact HLBLstudentadvising@luc.edu. Prospective students should contact healthlawonline@luc.edu for additional information.

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.