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Health Law, LL.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #1221 (BCR) , IL,
The Health Law program from DePaul University has been a leader in the education of future generations of health law partners, policy makers and critical thinkers since its inception in 1984. 

About

The Mary and Michael Jaharis Health Law Institute is at the center of the program and offers students opportunities to participate in its work—from community and business related programming, to groundbreaking research and policy reform. Guided by outstanding full-time faculty and leading health law attorneys, the curriculum evolves as the field of health care law changes.

The Program

Established in 1986, the Health Law program from DePaul University is considered one of the most competitive programs in the nation. Guided by outstanding full-time faculty and leading attorneys, the health law curriculum evolves as health care law and technology change, addressing the demand for lawyers with specialized credentials in this field.

You may also earn course credit while gaining valuable practice experience through field placements. Additionally, you may participate in programs conducted by the Mary and Michael Jaharis Health Law Institute.​​

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction To American Law And Legal Systems
  • Introduction To Legal Writing And Research
  • Labor Law
  • Legal Drafting: Health Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Transactional Health Law Practice
  • Health Policy And The Law
  • Bioethics & The Law
  • Disability Law
  • Health Care Delivery Systems
  • Health Care: Fraud And Abuse
  • Health Care Compliance And Regulations
  • Medicare And Medicaid Law
  • Antitrust Issues In Health Care

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
  • Credits
    24 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Completed application: An application is required for all applicants. Applications can be submitted electronically through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) or sent directly to the Office of Law Graduate Admissions.
  • Application fee: A $40 nonrefundable application processing fee is required.
  • Personal statement: A personal statement is required and must accompany your application for admission.
  • Resume: It should include a complete employment record and identify honors, scholarships, and commendations received; membership in any bar, scholastic, honorary, and professional associations; as well as community, volunteer and extracurricular activities.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official law school transcript

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1590 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1590 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1590 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1590 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    1590 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1590 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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