Program Overview

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The Master of Science in Health Law and Strategy program is uniquely designed to provide an engaging, comprehensive, and strategic lens into the legal aspects and dynamic landscape of the healthcare 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 healthcare 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.

Fast Facts

  • 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.
  • Student profile: The MS in Health Law and Strategy program is designed for professionals in the health sector with eight or more years of relevant work experience. Exceptional candidates with five years of relevant professional experience, including mid- or senior-level management experience, will also be considered.
  • Residency dates*: 
    • Semester 1 (fall): Wednesday, October 19 - Friday, October 21, 2022 in NYC
    • Semester 2 (spring): Wednesday, March 22 - Friday, March 24, 2023 in Washington, DC
    • Semester 3 (summer): Wednesday, June 21 - Friday, June 23, 2023 in NYC
      • Plus one day in early August 2023 (TBC) for Capstone in NYC


*Dates are tentative and subject to change. 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.

Curriculum Highlights

This one-year program, offered by NYU Law and NYU Wagner, prepares students to craft solutions for health issues across nonprofit, public, and private sectors. Interdisciplinary programs like the MS in Health Law and Strategy prepare students to integrate disciplines, solve challenges, and lead innovation in a complex industry. 

Semester 1: Analyzing Health Law, Strategy, and Economics

  • Understanding the Legal Environment: US and International Perspectives
  • Healthcare Economics 
  • Integrative Seminar: Equity & Ethics in Healthcare Law & Strategy** 
  • Legal Considerations in Business Relationships

Semester 2: Navigating the Healthcare Landscape: Regulation, Policy, and Financing

  • Healthcare Finance for Strategic Decision-Making 
  • Health Policy: An Immersive Experience** 
  • Health Law and Regulation

Semester 3: Leading Technology, Innovation, and Integrated Solutions

  • Information and Technology in Healthcare Law 
  • Healthcare Innovation Colloquium
  • Strategy and Enterprise Risk Management** 
  • Capstone: Culminating Experience**


**These courses include in-person components at the residencies.