LLM in Health Law

The Master of Laws (LLM) degree is an advanced graduate law program that allows domestic and international graduates holding a Juris Doctor (JD) degree, or its equivalent, to continue concentrated study in various fields of the law.

The LLM in Health Law focuses on the legal, regulatory, political, ethical, and economic realities of health care delivery, particularly in the areas of corporate transactions, health care finance, and government health policy

Loyola’s School of Law offers the LLM in Health Law online, and at its Water Tower Campus in Chicago.

LENGTH OF PROGRAM: The LLM in Health Law can be completed in one year on a full-time basis, or two years on a part-time basis. The program requires 21 hours of coursework and a 3-credit-hour thesis paper.

ACCELERATED OPTION: Under the accelerated option, LLM degree candidates are required to complete 18 credit hours of study. The accelerated option is only available to students who completed coursework at Loyola’s School of Law as a JD student.

For more information about the accelerated option, please contact the Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy at healthlawonline@LUC.edu.

LOCATION: The LLM in Health Law is offered online and at Loyola’s Water Tower Campus. The online option is only available to attorneys who have a minimum of 3 years of legal and/or health care experience.

• A completed online application available at LUC.edu/gpem.

• Official transcripts of all undergraduate and any graduate work. Transcripts must verify completion of a bachelor’s degree and a primary law degree (e.g., JD or LLB).

• One letter of recommendation from someone familiar with your career.

• A 1–2 page statement of purpose.

• A resume outlining your work experience, education, professional or academic achievements, or any information you believe is relevant for your application.

• A personal interview may be required.


The following documents are required, in addition to those listed above, for those who may fall into these categories:

• Either an official TOEFL or IELTS score report is required for international applicants. This requirement is waived for those who have completed a four-year bachelor’s, or a master’s degree program in the U.S. For those holding a non-U.S. bachelor’s degree, applicants wishing to apply for a waiver must submit U.S. transcripts that show that they have also earned a U.S. master’s degree. The language test is also waived for those who are from, or who have completed a bachelor’s or master’s degree at a recognized institution in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom, at which the language of instruction is English.

• International applicants or U.S. residents who completed school abroad are required to submit non-U.S. transcripts to Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE), www.ece.org, for evaluation of credentials. The general evaluation report with grade average must show that your non-U.S. education is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree to be considered for admission.

Loyola accepts applications for the campus LLM just once a year, on July 1.


Deadlines for the online LLM program are:

Fall Term: August 1

Spring Term: December 1

Summer Term: April 1


Deadlines are subject to change. For current deadline and program information, visit LUC.edu/healthlaw.

Learn more about faculty, curriculum, and how to apply.