Program Overview: NYU Health Law and Strategy


The Master of Science in Health Law and Strategy program is uniquely designed to provide mid-career leaders with an engaging, comprehensive, and strategic lens into the legal aspects and dynamic landscape of the health sector. As an interdisciplinary graduate degree, this joint degree is taught by expert faculty from NYU Law and NYU Wagner, two top-ranked NYU schools.

Students will gain a broad core understanding of legal issues that affect the highly regulated healthcare industry and its economy, while gaining in-depth critical thinking and relevant analytical skills focusing on strategy, policy, law, and innovation. The hybrid plan of study enables students to complete the program in just 12 months, positioning them to lead further across the health landscape in nonprofit, public, and private sectors.

Program Format

Length: One year (12 months) starting each fall semester 

Credits: 30 

Hybrid learning environment: Study with live online classes, asynchronous/self-paced coursework, and three residencies, one per semester, occurring at NYU campuses.

Program Length

1 year (12 months)

Program Start

Fall 2024

Residency Format

The three in-person sessions will take place over the course of three to five days of on-campus instruction and will be held in the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Students will be responsible for completing readings, deliverables, and live online classes between each in-person session.

Residency Dates

Residency dates for the Class of 2025*

  • Fall 2024: October 16 – 18, 2024 at NYU Law 
  • Spring 2025: March 25 – 27, 2025 at NYU Washington, DC
  • Summer 2025: June 10 – 13, 2025 at NYU Law

*Dates and locations are subject to change at the discretion of the University.


All classes are instructed in English.


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

A non-refundable tuition pre-payment of $1,000 USD is required to secure a spot in the Class of 2025.

The program fee will be paid in installments of approximately:

  1. $29,170 for the Fall 2024 semester
  2. $29,170 for the Spring 2025 semester
  3. $29,170 for the Summer 2025 semester

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*In case of emergency, in-person residencies could be converted to remote instruction at the discretion of the University, State, and Federal authorities.


What is the MSHLS program?

The MSHLS (Master of Science in Health Law and Strategy) program is a graduate program offered by the NYU School of Law and NYU Wagner School of Public Service, and focuses on the intersection of law, health policy, and business strategy in the healthcare industry.

What are the admission requirements for the MSHLS program?

Admission requirements include a bachelor’s degree, and a minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience, including mid- or senior-level management experience. 

Click here to learn more about our key admissions criteria.

What is the curriculum of  the MSHLS program?

The MSHLS program includes courses on health law and policy, health finance and economics, health management and strategy, and health innovation and technology. Students will also participate in a capstone project in the third semester.

What career paths can MSHLS graduates pursue?

MSHLS graduates can pursue a variety of careers.  Some common job titles for MSHLS graduates include Compliance and Privacy Officer, Venture Partner, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Director of Innovation, Healthcare Business Senior Success Manager and more.  See our admissions profile for more information.

What is the duration and format of the MSHLS program?

The MSHLS program is a one-year (12 month) program that is offered in a hybrid format, with both in-person and online components.

Who is the Master of Science in Health Law and Strategy program for?

Exceptional candidates have a minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience, including mid- or senior-level management experience.

How can I apply?

Learn what you need to apply here.