Health is a dynamic and evolving field of regulatory compliance, privacy and confidentiality, complex finance and business arrangements, and government policy. The McGeorge Master of Science in Law (MSL) degree program provides working healthcare professionals with the advanced training in legal reasoning and analysis required for advancement. Our specialized courses include Public Health Law, Compliance in the Health Care Industry, HIPAA Privacy, and Mental Health & Policy.

Required Courses

Students accepted into the program can anticipate receiving guidance from our nationally and internationally renowned faculty on individual curricular plans. Students can go full or part-time; 26 units are required to earn the MSL degree, which includes two required courses, a set of elective choices, and for those who are interested, a supervised capstone paper or project.

  • Introduction to Legal Analysis (online)
  • Contracts (online)

Elective Course Samplings

Students may elect to choose from a variety of courses and to customize their course selections to meet their interests and career goals. The few courses listed below are just a sampling of the courses offered. Please note that some electives are not offered every year. Please be sure to check the academic schedule for a current list of offerings or reach out to our offices for questions about which courses fulfill each concentration.

  • Mental Health Law
  • Information Privacy
  • Administrative Law


"The complex fields of health care and health law are dynamic and rapidly evolving. The MSL program has provided me with skills necessary to navigate these fluid times and continue to be relevant as a leader in health care." — Patrick Browning, MD CEO, Contrast Resolution Consulting Radiologist, Sutter Medical Group



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