Hospitals, insurance companies, medical device manufacturers, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and other businesses in the healthcare field need professionals with a solid understanding of the laws and regulations shaping their industry. Maryland Carey Law’s Master of Science in Law specializing in Health Care Law addresses the critical need for legal education across multiple sectors of this large, complex and rapidly changing industry.
During your first year, you will complete five core courses as well as an in-depth survey in Health Care Law. In your second year, you will take seminars focused on Health Care Law in such topics as:
- Affordable Care Act
- Public and private insurance regulation
- Regulation of health care facilities
- Provider-patient relationship
- Health care information privacy
- Professional licensure
In your second year you will also complete a Capstone Project related to Health Care Law under the guidance of a faculty member or practitioner advisor. Your project must demonstrate that you are able to apply at least three of the program’s core competencies to a practical challenge.
Andrea Fellows '19
“I received an education that allows me to understand the inner workings of government and the legal jargon specific to public health,” she says. “I’ve been able to take all that knowledge from the classroom and put it into practice.”