NYU Admissions Criteria & Process

MS in Health Law & Strategy

Link to Online Application

Key admissions criteria


To be admitted to the MS in Health Law and Strategy program, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and at least five years of relevant professional experience including mid- or senior-level management experience.

The admissions process is rigorous and selective. The Admissions Committee considers applicants holistically based on the qualities they will bring to the MS in Health Law and Strategy program.

The application to the Master of Science in Health Law & Strategy for Fall 2024 can be found here.

Admissions process

Contact us with any questions. You may reach our admissions representatives at admissions.mshls@nyu.edu and 212.992.6093.  Follow us on LinkedIn.

To start your application, create an account. If you have already created an account, log in using the same account details you created. 

As a reminder, applications are due by 11:59pm ET on the day of the deadline. If you have any questions throughout your application process, please email us at admissions.mshls@nyu.edu.

Your online application consists of the following:

  • Two essays (approximately a page each)
  • CV/resume
  • Two letters of recommendation (one personal and one professional)
  • Official College transcripts*
  • TOEFL or IELTS result (if required)
  • Non-refundable application fee of $85

*Official transcript instructions: If your institution has a process for emailing official electronic transcripts (such as services available through eSCRIP-SAFE, Parchment, or National Student Clearinghouse), please have your institution(s) send it/them directly to: admissions.mshls@nyu.edu. If your institution does not offer a digital transcript service, please submit your official transcripts by post to the following address:

    • 139 MacDougal St., Room 615
    • Wilf Hall (attn: MS in Health Law and Strategy)
    • New York, NY 10012

Cost and paying for your education

Invest in your future in Health Law

The MS in Health Law and Strategy program is designed to allow you to work while you earn your degree, so you can put what you learn into practice right away. This unique program positions you for promotions within the health sector, or for the opportunity to change or pursue careers in the health sector.

The Class of 2025 program fee is USD $87,510. This fee includes tuition, registration/service fees, course materials, and official events. Hotel and travel expenses for the residencies are not included.

A non-refundable tuition pre-payment of $1,000 is required to secure a spot in the class and begin the pre-program coursework.

The program fee will be paid in installments of approximately:

  • $28,170 for the Fall 2024 semester
  • $29,170 for the Spring 2025 semester
  • $29,170 for the Summer 2025 semester

Dates are subject to change based on the NYU Bursar calendar.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

There are no scholarships offered for this program, however most US citizens or permanent residents are eligible for federal student loans. Private student loans are available to US citizens or permanent residents and international students, if eligible.

Applying for Financial Aid

To apply for financial aid, please submit the FAFSA using the code for NYU: 002785 as soon as you start your application. All eligible admitted students will be reviewed for federal financial aid, provided that they complete the most recent FAFSA and submit all necessary items to the NYU Office of Financial Aid.

After completing the FAFSA, students may be eligible for Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans and the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan:

  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan: The Direct Unsubsidized loan can cover up to $20,500 per academic year.
  • Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan: The Graduate PLUS Loan can cover up to the cost of attendance minus any financial aid received.

Need-based application fee waivers may also be available for applicants experiencing financial hardship. Applicants must provide a written statement of financial need, accompanied by documentation of financial status.

Employer Sponsorship

Some employers may provide tuition benefits, including tuition reimbursement or loans, to employees seeking a graduate degree. If you think you may be eligible for financial assistance from your employer, reach out to your human resources or employee benefits department.

Yellow Ribbon Program

NYU School of Law is proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon program. Yellow Ribbon is a part of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 and provides education benefits to military veterans who have served on active duty since September 11, 2001. Beginning with the fall 2018 semester, NYU School of Law will contribute the maximum amount in Yellow Ribbon benefits to be matched by the VA for all Yellow Ribbon eligible veterans.

To learn more about the Yellow Ribbon Program, please visit the NYU School of Law website.

For more information about applying for VA benefits, please visit the Veteran Students at NYU Law page.


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