Academic Overview and Requirements

The MS in Health Law and Strategy program is a 30-credit one-year MS management degree for professionals, incorporating both online courses and blended-learning modules.

Over a 12-month period, participants will attend three three-day residential sessions*. Between residential periods, students will study 10-15 hours per week in online and blended-learning formats. Semesters are divided into three phases: online introduction, in-class residency*, and online implementation.

Master a unique set of competencies in law, policy, regulation, risk, and finance to strategically leverage business opportunities and drive innovation in the health sector. With a combination of real-world cases and project-based work, you can immediately apply your MS in Health Law and Strategy coursework to your career.

MS in Healthcare Risk and Strategy students are eligible for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit upon successful completion of courses that are taught by NYU Law faculty. For questions about CLE credit, please contact the NYU Law Office of Records and Registration.

Residency Dates for Class of 2023

  1. September 20-22, 2023
  2. March 13-15, 2024
  3. June 11 -14, 2024

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

Below, indicative courses are listed by semester:

Understanding the Legal Environment: US and International Perspectives

An overview of the legal system in the United States. 

Healthcare Economics 

Core microeconomic theories and concepts and their application for healthcare organizations.

Integrative Seminar: Equity and Ethics in Healthcare Law and Strategy*

Current and future equity and ethical issues in health law and strategy.

Legal Considerations in Business Relationships

An exploration of law governing relationships between constituencies that make up the corporation.



Healthcare Finance for Strategic Decision-Making

Finance applied to strategic decision-making in healthcare organizations.

Health Policy: An Immersive Experience*

Major health policy issues and the role of government in the healthcare system..

Health Law and Regulation

Overview of legal and ethical issues that healthcare professionals encounter in the United States healthcare system.

Information and Technology in Healthcare Law

The growing involvement of the federal government in stimulating and directing the development of information technology in healthcare organizations.

Healthcare Innovation Colloquium

Legal aspects of promoting creativity, invention, and new technology in the healthcare realm. 

Strategy and Enterprise Risk Management*

An introduction to the essential tools and theories needed to lead change, think strategically in complex business situations, and provide analytical and technological solutions that mitigate risk across the enterprise.

Capstone: Culminating Experience*

An interactive law and strategy exercise that requires students to work in groups to address a present-day challenge under real-world pressures and constraints.

*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.