Online Health Law and Policy Programs
Choose From Three Degree Pathways in Health Law and Policy
Master of Arts
For non-lawyers looking to develop their legal literacy.
- Take 11 courses for 30 credits.
- Can be completed in 24 months.
Master of Laws
For lawyers who want to specialize their practice.
- Take 9 courses for 25 credits.
- Can be completed in 18 months.
- JD degree required.
For lawyers and non-lawyers.
- Take 4 courses.
- Can be completed in 5 to 7 months of part-time study.
- Students in good academic standing can use the credits to transfer in to the MA or LLM program.
Top School for Health Law “A+” Rating
Designed With Flexibility for Working Adults
Coursework is 100% online and asynchronous — no campus visits.
Benefit from 24/7 technical support.
No LSAT, GMAT or GRE required.
Choose from three start dates — fall, spring or summer.
Graduate in as few as two years.
We are an American Bar Association-accredited law school.
Admissions and Tuition
Join the Hofstra Law Community
Our Master of Arts in Health Law and Policy program is flexible, allowing experienced health care and legal professionals to complete the program in just 11 courses over 24 months.
Hone Your Skills
The program examines the state and federal laws that have reshaped the health care system in recent years. You will learn how to address compliance requirements, navigate legislation, advocate for patients, implement change in your organization, and drive the business of health care.
Advance Your Career
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.
Jessica Lindley ’18
“The knowledge I have gained from my Health Law and Policy degree from Hofstra Law has directly contributed to my career path as a Director of Medicaid Integration for Aetna CVSHealth.”
Shauna LaMagna ’21
“The program planted a bug in my ear about maybe going on and getting a JD and becoming a full fledge lawyer is something that could be in my future. I’d never would have considered that before.”
Dr. Joynetta Bell Kelly ’18
“I love how it is asynchronous because when you work full time and when you have your family a lot of times you can’t join a Zoom meeting or be in a classroom for a certain amount of time.”
How long would it take me to complete the Health Law and Policy program?
Our Master of Laws in Health Law and Policy program can be completed in as few as 18 months, while our Master of Arts in Health Law and Policy program can be completed in 24 months.
When does the next course begin?
Summer 2024 courses begin on April 29, 2024. Fall 2024 classes begin on August 26, 2024.
What time are the classes?
The program is designed with flexibility for working adults without compromising the intellectually rigorous experience. All classes are asynchronous, meaning they can be completed at any time.
How often is the program offered?
There are three start dates for the program — fall, spring or summer.
Is the program offered online, in- person, or a hybrid?
The program is 100% online — no campus visits required.
How much does the program cost?
Tuition for the online Master of Arts in Health Law and Policy (including fees) is billed at a rate of $1,485 per credit hour for 30 credits. There is no fee to apply.
Tuition for the online Masters of Law in Health Law and Policy (including fees) is billed at the rate of $1,485 per credit hour for 25 credits. There is no fee to apply.
Can I apply for a student loan through financial aid?
Yes. The FAFSA is our required application, and eligibility is based on lifetime aggregate graduate level limits.
How do I apply?
The application is available through GradCAS.
What documents do I need to apply?
There is no LSAT, GMAT or GRE required to apply. You will need to upload a copy of your resume and your unofficial transcript(s). You will also need to arrange for your official transcript(s) to be sent; you can do that through the GradCAS application portal.
What are the prerequisites to admission?
A Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution is required to enroll in the Master of Arts program.
A JD or a bachelor of laws degree LLB is required to enroll in the Master of Laws program.
What is the difference between the Master of Arts and Master of Laws programs?
The Master of Arts program is designed for health care and legal professionals who do not have a JD degree. The Master of Laws program is designed for practicing attorneys and law school graduates looking to specialize in health law.
How many courses do I need to complete?
Complete the Master of Arts program in just 11 courses over 24 months. The Master of Laws program is 9 courses and can be completed in as few as 18 months.
Who are the instructors?
You will learn from Hofstra Law faculty members, experienced attorneys and health care professionals.
Are the programs approved by the American Bar Association?
How can the Online MA in Health Law and Policy enhance my expertise?
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.
How can the Online LLM in Health Law and Policy help advance my career?
Earning your Master of Laws in Health Law and Policy offers extensive opportunities to work with a diversity of clients. As a lawyer who specializes in health law, you could take on the role of in-house counsel. You could also be an external consultant who provides advice to hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, health insurance organizations, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation centers, residential living facilities and home care agencies, as well as representing physicians and patients.