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 8 required credits, including a 3-credit master's thesis, and 16 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 January) or Summer term (starting in May) and must remain enrolled all year round, including summer terms.
Required Courses (credit hours)
LLM students must take these required courses, totaling 8 credits:
*Beginning in Fall 2016, the LLM Thesis Project course will be replaced by two 2-credit courses to be taken in the last two terms in the program: LAW 995 LLM Thesis Project Term One; LAW 996 LLM Thesis Project Term Two. The traditional LLM Thesis Project course (LAW 999, offered for 3 credits) will only be offered in Fall 2016 for those students completing their studies that term.
LLM students may take their remaining credits from any of the following:
Administrative Law and Regulation (3)
Advanced FDA Law (2)
Advanced Health Care Compliance (2)
Advanced Privacy Compliance (1)
Compliance Training Methods (1)
Conducting Internal Investigations (2)
Compliance Training Methods (1) (Online)
Corporate Health Care Transactions (3)
Drafting Policies and Procedures (1)
Enterprise Risk Management (2)
Fraud and Abuse-Stark Intensive (3)
Global Compliance (2)
Health Care Compliance (2)
Health Care Payment and Policy (2)
Health Care Regulation and Policy (2)
Health Care Privacy and Security (2)
Health Insurance and Health Care Regulation (2)
Health Law Seminar Series (1)
Human Subjects Protection (2)
Law and Bioethics (2)
Legal Issues in eHealth (2)
Liability and Dispute Resolution in Health Care (2)
Life Sciences, Research, and the FDA (3)
Medical Record Billing and Coding (2)
Physician Regulation and Practice Management (2)
Public Health and the Law (2)
Risk Management, Patient Safety and Quality (2)
Compliance Curriculum and Campus Courses
Students enrolled in the LLM in Health Law degree program may pursue a concentration in compliance studies. Students who focus their studies in compliance and meet the minimum requirements are eligible to earn a designation highlighting their expertise in compliance and qualifying them to sit for compliance certification examinations. Campus students wishing to pursue this concentration may take compliance courses online with permission from their advisor. For more details about Loyola’s compliance program, click here.
Online LLM students may take campus health law courses on a case-by-case basis. Students must contact their advisor for permission to enroll in online courses. A complete list of campus health law courses is available here.
The Center for Online Programs reserves the right to amend the degree requirements and to add to or delete from the list of courses that satisfy the degree requirement at any time.