The MJ in Health Law is a program for those who seek graduate-level training in legal analysis and regulatory compliance and ethics in a healthcare organization such as a hospital, physician's office, pharmaceutical company, retirement or assisted living community, nonprofit, or government environment.
The Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) in Health Law is designed for those seeking a career in a law-related field, but not seeking to practice law as an attorney. A bachelor's degree is required, but prior legal or healthcare experience is not. Our expert faculty and innovative curriculum provide students with an introduction to the U.S. legal system, health law and policy, healthcare-related regulations such as the False Claims Act, HIPAA, HI-TECH, and more. Working through real-world simulations, students learn the elements of an efficient and effective compliance program, resolve compliance and ethics issues through investigations, audits, and discipline. During the capstone course, students will prepare a complete compliance program for their chosen industry. Students receive intensive preparation to work in regulatory compliance, risk management, financial fraud, anti-kickback, pharmaceutical operations, investigations, auditing, compliance training, and more, to meet the needs and requirements of compliance programs for healthcare organizations.
Professionals benefiting from such training include:
Delaware Law is accredited by the Compliance Certification Board (CCB), and one of a few accredited law schools to offer an entirely online MJ in health law with a concentration in regulatory analysis and compliance. Accreditation by the CCB provides benefits for successful graduates of the program, such as eligibility to sit for an exam to become a certified compliance professional.
Download the Curriculum/Credit Breakdown (pdf) updated 12/04/20
Eligible students can seek the further credential of becoming a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP) or Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC). Upon successful completion of Delaware Law’s Compliance Certification Board (CCB)-accredited coursework, eligible students who graduate with a minimum grade point average of a 3.0 are exempt from the 1,500 hours of work experience in a compliance-related field normally required for eligibility to take a CCB exam.
This online MJ program accommodates the working professional who seeks to improve employment opportunities or to simply keep pace with changing regulatory requirements. The program can be completed part-time in two academic years. Students may choose to work at their own pace and complete the degree in as many as five years.
The program requires 30 credit hours of coursework. Some of the exciting courses offered include: Introduction to Law, Healthcare Compliance Rules & Standards, Healthcare Compliance and Ethics, Introduction to Health Law & Policy, Auditing & Monitoring, Healthcare Business Transactions, and Healthcare Quality & Liability.
A bachelor’s degree is required.
Please visit the Cost of Attendance page for current tuition rates and other fees and expenses. Financial aid is available for qualified students.