Master’s in Law & Health
Penn Law is launching a new Master’s in Law & Health degree program to provide doctors and other medical professionals with in-depth understanding of health law and legal principles.
The program’s specialized curriculum is geared to health professionals entering a field defined by increased regulation and new service delivery models. Graduates of the program will develop legal knowledge and key analytical and critical thinking skills that will prepare them for careers as leaders of health practices and medical institutions.
“Health law is one of the Law School’s areas of great strength, and we are delighted to be able to open our doors to the wider Penn community,” said Penn Law Dean Michael A. Fitts. “The Master’s in Law and Health is designed to satisfy a desire on the part of many health practitioners to deepen their understanding of how health reform is impacting utilization of medical services and driving profound changes in their profession.”
The one-year program may be completed on a full or part-time basis. The curriculum grounds students first with a foundation in law and legal analysis and then allows them to develop deeply specialized knowledge through electives in health law and related areas.
Take a course with us
The Master’s in Law and Health welcomes you to explore our degree and learn more about the law by taking a course with us. For more information about taking individual classes at the Law School, please visit the Registrar’s website.