MS in Health Law & Strategy Academic Overview and Requirements

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

Over 12 months, students will attend three three-to-five day residential sessions.* Between residential periods, students will study 10-15 hours per week in online and blended-learning formats. 

Students will gain 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 Health Law 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 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.

Quick Links – Program Overview MS Health Law & Strategy

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.

Equity and Ethics in Healthcare Law and Strategy I

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

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.


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.

Equity and Ethics in Healthcare Law and Strategy II

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


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. 

Legal Considerations in Business Relationships

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

Equity and Ethics in Healthcare Law and Strategy III

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

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.

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

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What is the content of the MSHLS program?

The MSHLS program covers a range of topics related to health law and strategy, including healthcare policy, finance, management, and innovation.

What is the schedule for the MSHLS program?

The MSHLS program is a one-year program offered in a hybrid format, with both in-person and online components. This program is designed with the busy mid- to senior-level professional in mind.

How does the MSHLS program prepare students for careers in health law and strategy?

The MSHLS program provides students with a deep understanding of the healthcare industry and the legal and business issues that impact it. Graduates are well-equipped to pursue careers in a variety of settings. Learn more about aspirational roles in our admissions profile.

Is the Master of Science in Health Law and Strategy right for me?

The MSHLS program is perfect for candidates with a minimum of 5 years of mid- to senior-level management experience in relevant fields.  Learn more about our admissions criteria here.

Is an LSAT, GMAT or GRE required?

No, these are not required.  Please review our admissions information to learn about criteria and the admissions process.