Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

LLM in Health Law

The Master of Laws (LLM) in Health Law program is a post-JD master's degree program for attorneys who wish to develop or enhance a special expertise in health law.  This 24-credit degree program can be completed on-campus or online.  All students enrolled in the LLM in Health Law degree program take courses from cutting-edge curriculum developed in conjunction with a committee of leading health lawyers, industry professionals, and national experts.  Courses focus on the legal, regulatory, political, ethical and economic aspects of health care delivery.  Loyola's LLM in Health Law program is administered by the Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy, one of the nation's leading health law programs.  Courses in both programs are taught by Loyola's full-time and practitioner faculty.

Many MJ students choose to focus their studies on compliance coursework and can choose to pursue a certificate in compliance studies, which highlights their skills in compliance and qualifies them to sit for compliance industry examinations. For more on the compliance certificate and areas of focus, visit the Compliance Studies homepage.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this program students will be able to:

  • Describe the various laws and regulations that impact the healthcare industry and the challenges and opportunities they pose for providers, patients and industry partners.
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate in a professional and credible manner.
  • Demonstrate a mastery of the transactional skills that a health lawyer must possess to respond in an effective manner to all types of health care clients.
  • Produce a thesis demonstrating mastery of an important health law issue.
  • Anticipate clients’ needs and assist them in developing tools and procedures for engaging in their health care business in full compliance with the law and in keeping with organizational goals and values.
  • Advocate for the changes necessary to advance social justice and equity in the health care system.

The US Department of Education requires any institution offering distance education/online programs to students outside of its home state to acquire authorization from the states in which students reside. Regulations vary from state to state. While Loyola University Chicago is authorized, exempt or pursuing authorization in most states, some restrictions apply. Please see our State Authorization page for the most up-to-date information.

Loyola University Chicago is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.