Online Master of Arts in
Health Law and Policy

The Affordable Care Act generated 1 million jobs and millions of new patients. Of course, it also generated thousands of new regulations and policies. Working in health care is more complicated than ever before. That’s why those who have command of health law and policy have never been more valued.

Health law is unique. It’s a practice area focused
on an industry, not a body of law.

Health law practitioners work with the entire legal system governing the organization, financing and delivery of health care services. Because of its broad scope, health law allows attorneys to practice law in a variety of areas or to develop a specialty in a specific area of health law and policy.

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Why Choose Hofstra Law for Your
MA in Health Law and Policy?

We pioneered fully integrating clinical education into a traditional law school curriculum. Now, we’re building on our tradition of innovation by bringing our program online. Our online master’s degree is designed with flexibility for working adults without compromising the intellectually rigorous experience.

Access coursework from anywhere you have an internet connection. Take a closer look at what the online learning experience is like with us:

Coursework is 100% online
— no campus visits.

Benefit from 24/7 technical support.

or GRE required.

Choose from three start dates —
fall, spring or summer.

Graduate in as few as two years.

Law School.

Who Should Choose the
Master of Arts in Health Law and Policy?

The online Master of Arts in Health Law and Policy is designed for U.S. students who are interested in pursuing careers that require practical knowledge of the field.

Whether your background is in such industries as nursing, health administration, insurance, health education, social work or compliance, our program can build on your foundation and equip you to become a valuable legal resource to your organization.

What Can I Learn with
an MA in Health Law
and Policy?

The 30-credit-hour online Master of Arts in Health Law and Policy examines the state and federal laws that have reshaped the health care system in recent years. 

Upon graduation, you should know how to:

  • Address compliance requirements
  • Navigate legislation
  • Advocate for patients
  • Implement change in your organization
  • Drive the business of health care
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How Can the MA in Health Law and Policy Help Advance My Career?

Experienced health care and legal professionals can complete the Master of Arts in Health Law and Policy program in just 11 courses over 24 months. Learn to speak the language of the law and use it to set yourself apart as someone who understands the implications surrounding changing regulations and compliance challenges.

Be the authority who explains how legislation and regulation directly affect health care decisions, the industry, patient care and the American people. Examine the state and federal laws that have reshaped the health care system in recent years. Then use your new command of the law to define health care’s future.

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How Can the Online MA in Health Law and Policy Enhance My Expertise?

Given the current challenges in the health system and the trillions of dollars invested in the industry, now is the time to stand out as a professional with a command of health care compliance. Earn your master’s in health policy and law and you can:

  • Establish your role as an adept counsel in legal and business issues.
  • Expand your understanding of how health care and the legal profession are integrated.
  • Learn about critical issues shaping decision-making, patient care and the business of health care.
  • Gain the respect of attorneys, physicians, business people and bureaucrats.
  • Develop your communication skills and articulate legal concepts in a health care context.
  • Gain confidence as a critical thinker, writer and speaker in the health law realm.
  • Build your network by collaborating with experts from the health and legal professions.
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