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Online MLS in Healthcare Law | OU Online




$736/$1,184 CREDIT HOUR



Master the Constantly Changing World of Healthcare

The OU Online MLS in Healthcare Law is a 32-credit-hour graduate degree that is invaluable for individuals whose work intersects with healthcare delivery, access, quality, liability, operations, organization, or finance. Graduates will be able to respond to complex and rapidly changing civil, criminal, and administrative health laws.

Admission Deadline

Rolling admissions (applications due at least 14 days prior to the intended start date).

Program Start Terms

Fall, Spring, Summer

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Pursue Your Healthcare Law Master's Degree

Take the next step in your career with a degree from the University of Oklahoma. Applications are reviewed year-round for fall, spring, and summer sessions. Choose your program, choose your start, and apply today.


Benefits of the Healthcare Law Master's Degree

Faculty Expertise

Faculty members are carefully selected for the Healthcare Law program based on their experience and background in healthcare law. A mix of full-time OU College of Law faculty, practicing attorneys, compliance officers, and medical professionals will challenge and encourage you to think deeply about how the law impacts the healthcare industry and your role moving forward.

Academic Excellence

Small class sizes mean increased engagement and personal attention for each student. Our cohort-based model ensures students build strong connections with their classmates and learn from their experiences in the healthcare field. Graduating from the OU College of Law connects you to thousands of graduates.

Flexible Format

Learn in a flexible online program designed for working professionals. You’ll engage in online discussions with professors and fellow students while learning to respond to quickly changing healthcare laws.

Same Academic Excellence

Like every OU Online program, the MLS in Healthcare Law is built on the foundation of world-class University of Oklahoma faculty mixed with professors of practice providing valuable instruction. By linking industry experts with our online programs, we offer the most advanced curriculum and prepare students for future career success.  

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An Investment in Your Future

Earning an MLS in Healthcare Law degree from OU Online gives you the skills to succeed in a growing and evolving field. It also gives you access to career support and an expanded professional network as part of the global OU alumni community. Stand out where the industry is moving while enjoying the potential for higher pay, career advancement, and new opportunities.

Tuition and fees for the program are $23,552 ($736 per credit hour) for in-state students and $37,888 for out-of-state students. Books and additional materials are not included.

Once accepted into the program, students must submit a $350 nonrefundable deposit within two weeks. Deposits are applied toward tuition expenses and secure a student’s place in the upcoming class.

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Program Breakdown

The OU College of Law MLS in Healthcare Law is a 32-credit-hour program that can be completed in 15 months while working full time.

  • Introduction to the American Legal System
  • Structure of Health Care Enterprises: Legal Forms, Governance, and Relationships
  • Quality Control: Licensing, Accreditation, and Quality Regulation
  • Coding and Billing
  • Overview of Public Health Care Programs
  • Regulation of Private Health Insurance – Managed Care
  • Fraud and Abuse False Claims
  • Health Information Management
  • Anti-Trust Issues in Healthcare Delivery
  • HIPAA/Patient Privacy
  • Health Care Transactions and Contracts
  • Professional Relationships in Health Care Enterprises
  • Sources and Types of Liability of Healthcare Institutions and Professionals
  • Experiencing a Simulated Investigation 

Program Details

The online MLS in Healthcare Law is a selective program aimed at educating the leading legal experts and lawyers. To get started, follow these steps:


Contact an Enrollment Counselor to discuss your qualifications and interest in the program.


Fill out your application here.


Provide supplemental materials, including a resume, personal statement, and undergraduate transcripts.

The admissions committee operates under a rolling admission process, and admissions may continue until two weeks before classes start. The committee strives to respond to all applicants within two weeks of submitting a completed application.

For more information on the admissions process, please complete the contact form below, and an admissions counselor will be in touch shortly.

If you would like to compare the estimated cost of your program with a typical financial aid package, use the cost calculator on our OU Online financial aid page. 

If you have questions regarding financial aid for your online program, please get in touch with the Online Aid office by emailing or calling 405-325-2929.


Why OU Online?

We are a top-tier public institution offering high-quality, affordable, professional undergraduate and graduate programs committed to maintaining academic excellence online.

Our Online Programs

Every OU Online program is built on the foundation of world-class faculty mixed with professors of practice providing valuable instruction. By linking industry experts with our online programs, we offer the most advanced curriculum and prepare students for future career success.

Our OU Family

When you graduate from an OU Online program, you’ll join the network of 250,000 OU alumni and be forever part of the OU family. Become part of the tradition of excellence that OU has established in its 130-year history.


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