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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 health care 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 absolutely essential in the industry. Our program provides not only and exhaustive study of these laws, but also the skills to create 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 (18 Credits)

  • LSTU 500S Introduction to the Legal System (3 credits)
  • LSTU 501S Compliance Skills: Auditing, Investigation & Reporting (3 credits)
  • LSTU 502S Ethics and Professional Standards (3 credits)
  • LSTU 503S Legal Research and Analysis (3 credits)
  • LSTU 507S Risk Assessment and Management (3 credits)
  • LSTU 540S MLS Masters Capstone (3 credits)

Health Care Compliance Concentration (12 Credits)

  • LSTU 504S Health Care Rules and Regulations (3 credits)
  • LSTU 505S Health Care Quality, Patient Safety and Risk Management (3 credits)
  • LSTU 506S Patients and Privacy: HIPAA and Related Regulations (3 credits)
  • LSTU or LAW Electives (3 credits)