Loyola University Chicago

Graduate School of Business

Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) in Health Law


1032 W. Sheridan Rd

Chicago, IL 60660

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Jurisprudence

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) in Health Law is a degree program designed for health care professionals to provide a comprehensive working knowledge of the health law field. The cutting-edge curriculum, designed in conjunction with a team of leading professionals in the field and national experts, provides graduates with the expertise needed to navigate issues of health care law, regulation, and policy. This program is offered exclusively online.

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. With special permission, students may complete the program at a slower or faster pace depending on their needs. Regardless, 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 (starting in late August/early September), Spring term (starting in early January) or Summer term (starting in early 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)

In combination with any 4 elective courses from this list:

Health Care Compliance (2)
Health Care Contracts (2)
Health Law Seminar Series (1)  
Risk Management, Patient Safety and Quality (2)
Law and Bioethics (2)
Liability and Dispute Resolution in Health Care (2)
Legal Issues in eHealth (2)
Public Health and the Law (2)

Term 6
Students must take this required course:

MJ Thesis Project (4)

Students should consult the Online Course Schedule for a full list of course offerings each term.

Educational Immersion Weekends
In order to reinforce online learning objectives and foster communication between students and faculty, all online LLM students are required to come to Loyola's Chicago campus twice during their tenure in the program for an Education Immersion Weekend (EIW). During the EIW, held in May, August, and November of each year, students gather in person to workshop their thesis topics and present finished theses to faculty committees, attend campus events with national legal experts, participate in graduation celebrations, and generally socialize with students, faculty and alumni. Detailed information about EIWs can be found here.

Curriculum Advising
For curriculum and course schedule advising, current students may contact Sarah McBride, Online Programs Academic Advisor, through the Email Loyola function on the LMS.



Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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