Program Overview: NYU Health Law and Strategy


The Master of Science in Health Law and Strategy program is uniquely designed to provide mid-career professionals 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 health economy, and in-depth critical thinking and relevant analytical skills. The hybrid plan of study enables students to complete the program in just 12 months, positioning them to lead across the health landscape and pursue careers in nonprofit, public, and private sectors.

Students will gain the critical skills to identify new strategic initiatives and drive innovation in the highly regulated health sector.

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 in either New York or Washington, DC.

Program Length

1 Year

Program Start

Fall 2023

Residency Format

The three in-person sessions* will take place over the course of three days of on-campus instruction and will be held in the Fall Semester, Spring Semester, and Summer Semester.

In addition to the online pre-program courses, students will be responsible for completing readings and online seminars between each in-person session.*

Residency Dates

Residency dates* for Class of 2024

  • Semester 1: September 20-22, 2023 in NYC
  • Semester 2: March 13-15, 2024 in Washington, DC
  • Semester 3: June 11-14, 2024 in NYC

Please note that dates are subject to change at the discretion of the University.


All classes are instructed in English


The program fee for the Class of 2024 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 2024 and begin the pre-program coursework.

The program fee will be paid in installments of approximately:

  1. $28,170 for the Fall 2023 semester
  2. $29,170 for the Spring 2024 semester
  3. $29,170 for the Summer 2024 semester

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*Due to COVID-19 and resulting travel restrictions, future in-person residencies may be converted to remote instruction. We will share more information as it becomes available.


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 the NYU Wagner, which 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 8 years of relevant professional 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 healthcare law and policy, healthcare finance and economics, healthcare management and strategy, and healthcare innovation and technology. Students will also participate in a capstone project.

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, Healthcare Specialist, 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 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 are those with 5 years of relevant professional experience, including mid- or senior-level management experience.

How can I apply?

Learn what you need to apply here.