Master's Concentration

Managing Legal Issues in Healthcare

Explore the complex intersection of law and health systems in this program designed for legal professionals, providers, practice managers, or administrators. As a healthcare leader, you’ll be prepared to identify potential concerns that require legal consultation. Learn the common legal issues that relate to healthcare facilities and providers, including professional liability, patient privacy, and payment system management.

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
September 10
Format
Evening or Online
Term Length
10 Weeks
Admission
No GRE or GMAT
Master's Degree
Tuition
$32,928
Time
As few as 18 months
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Skills You'll Learn


Assess, influence, and implement legal issues affecting health policy


Assess laws that affect payment systems in healthcare with an emphasis on fraud and abuse


Handle intellectual property, research regulations, and introducing new medical products to market

Curriculum

MS in Healthcare Management with a concentration in Managing Legal Issues in Healthcare requires completion of 48 credit hours (12 courses)

5
Core Courses
4
Concentration Courses
3
Elective Courses

Electives may be chosen from among all courses in the Healthcare Management program. You may also select courses from other University College graduate programs with approval from the academic director.

Your academic advisor will help you select electives that align with your career and personal goals, and your advisor will obtain any necessary approvals from the academic director.

Sample Schedule

Plan out your schedule and determine your preferred timeline for completing your master's degree—finish in as few as 18 months or take up to five years.

Time to Completion
Year 1 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Classes 1 2 1 2
Year 2 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
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Take a Course Before You Apply


We know how important it is to get started when you're ready and that's why you can enroll in a course before you officially apply.

Career Outcomes

Predicted outcomes for graduates of Managing Legal Issues in Healthcare


Healthcare professionals are in demand! Employment of healthcare professionals is expected to increase 18% over the next decade.


Employment growth is primarily due to an aging population, which is increasing demand for healthcare services.


Health policies continue to change at the local and national level, leading to an increase in legal issues facing the health industry, according to Bloomberg Law.

Job Titles

Claims Adjudicator
Hearing Officer
Workers' Compensation Hearings Officer
Director of Compliance
Appeals Examiner
Appeals Referee
Administrative Hearing Officer

Adjudicators and Hearing Officer Salary: National Average

$97,349
(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Get Ahead with Career Services


One-on-one career coaching and mock interviews


Job database dedicated to DU students and alumni


Résumé and cover letter guidance

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Flexible Online Classes

Flexible Online Classes

We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.

Advisory Board

Our programs our developed and updated with the input of advisory boards composed of industry leaders and employers. This ensures that you'll learn what employers are looking for, and gain the most current information with a view to future industry trends, connecting you to future success.

Robert Casanova
Robert Casanova
Performance Improvement Consultant
Holly Davis
Holly Davis
Director of Medical Staff Services, Saint Joseph Hospital
John Dicola
John Dicola
Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, Catholic Health Initiatives
Chris Hadley
Chris Hadley
Founder & President, Denver Medical Study Group
Evon Holladay
Evon Holladay
Former Vice President, Enterprise Intelligence
Edmond Toy
Edmond Toy
Director, Colorado Health Institute
Mary Anne Leach
Mary Anne Leach
Director, Office of eHealth Innovation, Governor's Office, State of Colorado
Mark Levine
Mark Levine
Clinical Professor, the University of Colorado School of Medicine
Bruce Johnson
Bruce Johnson
Shareholder, Polsinelli

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Accreditation

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Higher Learning Commission

University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States.

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