MJ in Health Law

Loyola University Chicago’s School of Law offers the Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) degree for non-attorney professionals in areas of business law, children’s law and policy, and health law. These graduate-level degrees are designed to help professionals better understand the law and legal issues they may encounter in their respective fields of work.

The MJ in Health Law is designed to provide health care professionals with in-depth knowledge of the laws, regulations, and policies affecting the health care industry. Introductory courses expose you to issues relating to the structure of health care delivery, financing, and basic regulatory schemes. Advanced courses delve into insurance, privacy and security, risk management, and compliance.

The MJ in Health Law offers a specialized curriculum in legal research and writing, health policy and regulation, compliance, risk management, and privacy and security among other areas. Although an MJ degree is designed to enhance career opportunities, it does not prepare students for the bar examination or the practice of law.

LENGTH OF PROGRAM: The MJ in Health Law is a part-time, online program that requires the completion of 24 credit hours, including a thesis or capstone project. The program offers start times in the fall, spring, and summer of each year.

The MJ in Health Law program is designed for any health care professional with at least 3 years of experience in the health care industry who is interested in learning about the laws and regulations that govern how health care is delivered and paid for in this country. Students typically include clinicians such as nurses, doctors, and dentists, as well as non-clinicians such as medical information officers, insurance specialists, and those in pharmaceutical sales.

While the majority of our graduates use the knowledge gained in the program to enhance their current position, many have gone on to key positions in health care compliance, risk management, medical-legal consulting, quality assurance, and other non-attorney legal professional positions.

To learn more, please visit LUC.edu/healthlawonline.

• 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.

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

• A 1–2 page statement of purpose detailing an interest in pursuing this degree and the respective concentration area

• A resume outlining work experience, education, professional or academic achievements, or any additional information relevant to support the 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 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 with a non-U.S. bachelor’s degree, the U.S. master’s degree must be conferred to waive the requirement. 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 point average must show that your non-U.S. education is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree to be considered for admission.

Fall Term: August 1

Spring Term: December 1

Summer Term: April 1


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

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