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Loyola University Chicago

Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy

School of Law

Online Curriculum

The Online LLM in Health Law degree is a 24-credit program that can be completed on a  full-time basis in one calendar year or a part-time basis in two calendar years.  All students must complete 16 required credits, including a 3-credit master's thesis, and 8 elective credits in order to receive the LLM degree.

Students should take the Introduction to Health Law and Policy course during the first term in the program and should take the LLM Thesis Project in the final term of the program. Students are also required to come to Loyola's Chicago campus twice during their tenure in the program for Education Immersion Weekends. (Exceptions to this requirement will be made for foreign-based students.)

LLM students can choose to start the program in the Fall term (starting in early September), Spring term (starting in early January) or Summer term (starting in early May) and must remain enrolled all year round, including summer terms.        

Required Courses (credit hours)
LLM students must take these required courses, totaling 13 credits:

Introduction to Health Law and Policy (3) 
Administrative Law and Regulation (3)
Health Care Business and Finance (2)
Health Care Payment and Policy (2) 
LLM Thesis Project (3)

Core Courses
All LLM students must complete one of the following, totaling 3 credits:

Corporate Health Care Transactions (3) 
Life Sciences, Research, and the FDA (3)

LLM students must take 8 elective credits from these groups:

LLM-Only Electives

Fraud and Abuse-Stark Intensive (3)
Physician Regulation and Practice Management (2)

General Health Law Electives

Health Care Compliance (2)
Health Care Regulation and Policy (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)

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 Learning Management System. 




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