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M.L.S. in Healthcare Law

OU Law is at the forefront in its offering of legal courses focused on healthcare law. With more than 4,000 students enrolled in healthcare programs across the University of Oklahoma, the OU College of Law has continued to strengthen its position in healthcare. The M.L.S. in Healthcare Law is specifically designed for non-lawyers whose careers demand an understanding of healthcare-related legal issues. 

The M.L.S. in Healthcare Law program is an online, 32-credit hour graduate degree that can be completed in 15 months. The degree program offers a competitive advantage to anyone in the healthcare industry who handles compliance, advocacy, negotiates contracts, deals with the Affordable Healthcare Act, manages real estate transactions, or works closely with healthcare attorneys.

  • Healthcare Expertise: Practical legal knowledge for non-lawyers in the healthcare industry. Each class has been vetted with Healthcare Advisory Board to ensure its applicability for compliance, contractual negotiations, and procurement.
  • Flexible Delivery on Your Schedule: Study when and where you want with our online format. Plus, you can complete the program in 15 months while you continue working, allowing you to share real-world examples with your classmates and apply your education quickly.
  • Incredible Student Experience: Small class sizes ensure each student gets personal attention. In addition, the cohort-based model forges strong connections with your classmates and allows you to learn from their experiences.
  • Faculty Experts: Students in the program are taught by OU Law faculty and adjunct faculty carefully selected for their experience and expertise in healthcare law. Many of the faculty are currently practicing attorneys who focus on healthcare law, as well as faculty from medical backgrounds.
  • Strong Networks Impact Your Life and Career: OU Law has strong expertise in healthcare law and can also rely on top healthcare programs from the OU Health Sciences Center and the Price College of Business. Each college has a strong graduate network within healthcare companies that our alumni can access.

Accelerate your career advancement with a graduate degree from the OU College of Law in Healthcare Law. Contact us for more information or to request a call from an OU Law representative.

Program Structure

The OU College of Law M.L.S. in Healthcare Law is a 32-credit hour program which can be completed in 15 months while working full time.

Module 1 - Online


LAW 5902 - Introduction to the American Legal System


LAW 6191 - Introduction to the U.S. Healthcare System


Module 2 - Online


LAW 6132 - Quality Control: Licensing, Accreditation, and Quality Regulation


LAW 6102 - Structure of Health Care Enterprises: Legal Forms, Governance, and Relationships


Module 3 - Online


LAW 6153 - Overview of Public Health Care Programs


LAW 6122 - Regulation of Private Health Insurance – Managed Care


Module 4 - Online


LAW 6182 - Coding and Billing


LAW 6173 - Fraud and Abuse/False Claims


Module 5 - Online


LAW 6162 - Health Information Management


LAW 6192 - Anti-Trust Issues in Healthcare Delivery


Module 6 - Online


LAW 6152 - HIPAA/Patient Privacy


LAW 6172 - Health Care Transactions and Contracts


Module 7 - Online


LAW 6142 - Professional Relationships in Health Care Enterprises


LAW 6112 - Sources and Types of Liability of Healthcare Institutions and Professionals


Module 8 – Online


LAW 6183 - Experiencing a Simulated Investigation



32 credits


OU Law Focus on Healthcare Law

With more than 4,000 students served in medical fields by the University of Oklahoma, healthcare continues to grow in focus.  Combine this expertise with the increasing complexity in healthcare related to the Affordable Care Act, billing related to Medicare/Medicaid, and overall compliance necessary to function within the healthcare field, it should come as no surprise that the OU College of Law has built considerable expertise in this important area. 

Led by Dean Joseph Harroz Jr. who formerly was the President of publicly traded healthcare company, OU College of Law is proud to offer a graduate degree in Healthcare Law.  This program, named the Masters of Legal Studies (M.L.S.) in Healthcare Law, was built specifically for non-lawyers, is aimed at healthcare industry professionals that desire a stronger foundation in law and policy.  This M.L.S. program offers an accelerated, online program that can be completed within 15 months. 

To ensure that this program meets the needs of the healthcare industry, OU College of Law has created a Healthcare Advisory Board made up of Healthcare CEOs, lawyers leading healthcare practices at major law firms and general counsels from healthcare companies.  Together, the faculty has built a curriculum that will provide a comprehensive legal foundation that will be applicable to compliance officers, procurement staff, human resource professionals, marketing professionals, advocates, and many others across the healthcare landscape. 

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