NYU announces an MS in Health Law and Strategy for professionals

On September 15, 2021, New York University announced the establishment of an MS in Health Law and Strategy (MS HLS) for experienced professionals from a broad range of health-related fields and backgrounds. Offered jointly by NYU School of Law and NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, the one-year program will provide the training and perspective to prepare a new generation of leaders in an area undergoing extraordinary transformation. A key goal is to enhance participants’ ability to make strategic decisions for their organizations that promote quality, performance, growth, and innovation.

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The health field—broadly defined to include such things as health care delivery, technology, pharmacology, and social factors affecting health—is experiencing rapid and disruptive change. “I’ve devoted my career to health policy, and have never seen a period of greater innovation, reimagination, and realignment than the one we’re in now,” says Wagner Dean Sherry Glied. “We created this program to help managers understand and keep pace with these changes and position themselves for leadership in organizations that must navigate this environment.”

The MS HLS is one of the only graduate degree programs for professionals that integrates the expertise, resources, and professional networks of a leading law school and a leading school of public policy.

“The health field is enormously complex, and understanding the interplay of law and policy is crucial for anyone involved in developing an organization’s strategy in this area,” says NYU Law Dean Trevor Morrison. “This is true for managers at both longtime industry incumbents and at new market entrants.”

Admission to the program will be highly selective. Successful applicants should possess a primary academic degree and at least eight years of relevant professional experience. Exceptional candidates with five years of relevant professional experience, including mid- or senior-level management experience, will be considered. Prior legal training is not required. 

Participants will complete the part-time 30-credit program in 12 months. The program, which has sought acquiescence from the American Bar Association, incorporates both online course work and three brief residencies, one per semester. The classes will be taught by NYU Law and NYU Wagner faculty members, as well as leading practitioners.

For details on MS HLS course offerings, faculty members, and admissions, visit the program’s website or contact mshls@nyu.edu.

Posted September 15, 2021.