Master of Legal Studies

Health Law, Policy, and Management

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Health Law, Policy, and Management


Texas A&M University School of Law’s career-relevant Master of Legal Studies (MLS) with an emphasis in Health Law, Policy, and Management is designed for non-lawyer professionals who don’t intend to practice law. Combining up-to-date legal education and real-world skills, you’ll gain the legal perspective and build the expertise you need to tackle legal complexities and gain a professional edge in your industry.  


As one of the nation’s largest universities, Texas A&M ranks #1 for endowment size among public universities, ranking seventh overall. You’ll have access to the worldwide Aggie network of over 500,000 alumni, which includes more Fortune 500 Top 100 corporate CEOs than any university in the nation.

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Texas A&M University School of Law ranks #26 among national law schools.

Esteemed Faculty

Small class sizes provide students with personal attention from our world-renowned, nationally ranked faculty.

Customized Academics

No entrance exam requirement, flexible start dates, and a full or part-time course load allow for an academic experience that fits into your personal and professional life.

Master of Legal Studies | Health Law, Policy, and Management Emphasis

30 credits | 12 hours core courses, 18 hours approved elective courses 

Built for non-lawyer professionals who don’t intend to practice law, the online Master of Legal Studies with an emphasis in Health Law, Policy, and Management will provide you with an edge that distinguishes you from others in the health law industry. The career-focused online format of the MLS with an emphasis in health law, policy, and management was created specifically with working professionals in mind, allowing busy adults the flexibility they need to easily obtain the same education as on-campus classes. 

Tackle common themes in health law such as joint ventures, regulatory and credentialing issues, and privacy and security rules. Learn about various legal organizational and ownership models, types of healthcare liability institutions, and health insurance and employer benefits. You’ll create the curriculum that best serves your own industry professional goals by choosing from coursework in: 

  • Introduction to the U.S. Legal System
  • Contract Law and Strategies
  • Healthcare Organizations and Professional Relationships
  • Quality Control – Risk Management and Liability
  • Fraud and Abuse
  • Principles of Regulatory Law
  • Foundations of Business Law
  • Payer Systems and Reimbursements
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Healthcare Transactions and Antitrust
  • Legal Analysis and Writing for Clients
  • Health Information Management and Liability

Certificate | Health Law, Policy, and Management

12 credits | 6 hours core courses, 6 hours specialized courses 

Graduate-level law certificates at Texas A&M University are designed for professionals interested in specialized legal training and an in-depth understanding of legal aspects of their industry without the monetary and time commitment of a full master’s degree. Courses are offered via asynchronous distance learning, allowing working professionals to access coursework and assignments on their own schedule. This online format includes case study assignments and regular interaction with classmates through video meetings, audio casts, chat rooms, discussion boards, and group breakout sessions. 

The Certificate in Health Law, Policy and Management is designed for new and experienced healthcare professionals, including nurses, physicians, hospital administrators and leaders. The certificate prepares these individuals to effectively address complex legal and policy challenges in the healthcare sector as they apply to policies, business, and economic factors. Participants learn about important federal and state laws, regulations and policies in the healthcare sector, advances in theory and practice, and applications of law, regulation and policies through case studies. Upon completion of the program, individuals will be able to synthesize scenarios, practice, and legal regulation in the healthcare sector and provide analysis or judgments for consideration to organizational leadership with a nuanced perspective. 


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