Mackenzie A. Dilbeck
NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma College of Law is pleased to announce the launch of a Master of Legal Studies (M.L.S.) degree in Healthcare Law. The program, which is designed mainly for non-lawyers, will enroll its first students in fall 2017. The degree is delivered primarily online and provides masters level knowledge on the legal and regulatory issues unique to healthcare.
“The healthcare industry is projected to be the fastest growing field in the U.S. over the next seven to ten years,” said OU College of Law Dean Joseph Harroz Jr. “The legal and regulatory framework for healthcare is uniquely broad and complex, and anyone doing business or administrative work in this industry needs a clear understanding of it to be able to succeed and grow in their career. OU Law’s M.L.S. in Healthcare Law is designed specifically to provide the knowledge that will help advance the career of those in the healthcare space – both for those just beginning their career and those who are seasoned professionals, but need a deeper understanding to progress in their careers.”
The M.L.S. in Healthcare Law offers a competitive advantage to anyone working in the industry who deals with business, regulatory, compliance, contractual, and legal issues. The new program will deliver a broad knowledge of healthcare law in addition to a business perspective so that students can gain a deeper understanding of the law and regulation facing medical service professionals.
The program is a 32 credit hour graduate degree that can be completed in 15 months. Of the 32 credit hours, 29 will be offered completely online. The final three credits are earned through a dual online and on-campus one-week intensive session hosted at the OU Health Sciences Campus, providing ample opportunity to meet and network with other students in the program before graduation. The combination of online and on-campus learning provides students the flexibility to attain an OU master’s degree from anywhere in the world.
This latest program adds a third non-J.D. degree healthcare option to OU Law’s offerings. In partnership with the OU College of Public Health, OU Law already offers an in-person dual Juris Doctor/Master of Healthcare Administration degree and an in-person dual Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration – Healthcare degree. The new M.L.S. degree presents a unique online offering to students, focusing intensely on the legal and regulatory issues specific to the healthcare industry.
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