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MLS Degree: Healthcare Compliance

If you or a loved one has ever been seriously ill, you know how challenging it can be to navigate the American healthcare system. Health law protects the lives of our most vulnerable citizens and the institutions that serve them. Year after year, these laws change and grow more complex, making compliance professionals who can research, analyze and implement strategies to comply with the law essential in the industry. Our program provides a detailed study of these laws as well as the skills to create and maintain comprehensive compliance programs. Graduates will have the tools to ensure that a wide range of organizations, including hospitals, research facilities, clinics and technology service providers meet state and federal regulations.


The Thomas R. Kline School of Law Master of Legal Studies and Graduate Certificate in Health Care Compliance programs are accredited by the Compliance Certification Board (CCB). Many employers are now requiring CCB certification for compliance-related positions. The CCB offers certification in the following areas:

  • Certified Healthcare Compliance (CHC)
  • Certified Healthcare Research Compliance (CHRC)
  • Certified Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC)
  • Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP)
  • Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional International (CCEP-I)

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CCB Exam Eligibility: Completion of Drexel's Master of Legal Studies or Graduate Certificate in Health Care Compliance programs with a GPA of 3.0 or higher fulfills the professional work experience and continuing education units (CEU) requirements, allowing you to be eligible to sit for a CCB exam.


Core Courses (25 Credits)

  • LSTU 550 Introduction to the Legal System (4 credits)
  • LSTU 551 Compliance Skills: Auditing, Investigation & Reporting (4 credits)
  • LSTU 552 Ethics and Professional Standards (4 credits)
  • LSTU 553 Legal Research and Analysis (4 credits)
  • LSTU 554 Risk Assessment and Management (4 credits)
  • LSTU 560 MLS Masters Capstone (3 credits)
  • LSTU 561 MLS Masters Capstone (2 credits)

Health Care Compliance Concentration (20 Credits)

  • LSTU 600 Health Care Rules and Regulations (4 credits)
  • LSTU 601 Health Care Quality, Patient Safety and Risk Management (4 credits)
  • LSTU 602 Patients and Privacy: HIPAA and Related Regulations (4 credits)
  • Electives (8 credits)