The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University has launched its first online graduate degree program, a Master of Arts in Health Law and Policy and Master of Laws in Health Law & Policy. The programs have been created in response to the tremendous growth in health care fields that require legal knowledge, spurred by new government regulations, laws, mandates and funding.
“Through our Gitenstein Institute for Health Law and Policy, we have seen a real demand for legal training among health care professionals, and these programs help meet this critical demand,” said Hofstra Law Dean Eric Lane. “Offering the degrees online continues our tradition of being at the forefront of legal education and builds on our academic leadership in health law while distinguishing Hofstra Law as an innovator in legal online learning.”
The Master of Arts in Health Law and Policy degree program will accept lawyers, as well as non-lawyers, such as doctors, insurance professionals, hospital administrators, clinicians, and leaders in a broad range of allied fields, including those from nonprofits who are seeking legal literacy. The program will consist of 30 credit hours with 11 courses, which can be completed in two years.
The Master of Laws in Health Law and Policy degree program is designed for experienced legal professionals seeking to focus their practice in the rapidly growing field of health law. This is a prime example of an area of law that offers increased opportunity for experienced attorneys with specialized knowledge. The program will consist of 25 credit hours with nine courses, which can be completed in just 18 months.
Both programs are currently accepting applications.