Skip to Content

Health Systems Law, M.S.L.

Joseph F. Rice School of Law

This online degree is perfect for health care professionals and continuing students who want to advance their career, mitigate risk for employers and navigate an ever-changing health care landscape.

You will gain an advanced understanding of health care systems, applicable laws and regulations in the United States and legal risks inherent to the field. Taught by accomplished health care professionals and attorneys practicing in the field, this 100 percent online and on-demand graduate degree has no GRE or LSAT requirement.

Program Highlights

  • Laptop computer icon.

    Convenient Courses

    This certificate is offered asynchronously online, allowing you to incorporate it in your schedule as you see fit.

  • Stack of three books icon.

    No LSAT or GMAT

    Gain admittance to this program without taking the LSAT or GMAT, a plus for busy professionals.

  • Positive trends report icon.

    Career Move

    Advance your career when you expand your knowledge and options with this degree.

  • Scales of justice icon.

    Top Faculty

    Learn from accomplished health care professionals and attorneys who are leading in their fields.

What You’ll Study

You'll earn 27 hours via required courses — including HIPAA and Electronic Medical Records, Medicare Compliance for Medical Facilities, Risk Management and Ethics in Health Care Systems — and three elective hours (Public Health and Delivery Systems or Billing Compliance and Fraud). You must also complete a comprehensive assessment (or take LAWH 755).

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Legal Knowledge

    Interpreting and applying laws and regulations to specific situations or issues

    Critical Thinking

    Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments


    Promoting or defending a cause or issue often using awareness, education and policy change

  • Analytical Reasoning

    Breaking down complex problems or situations to identify patterns, connections and solutions

    Data Analysis

    Examining and interpreting information to uncover insights and inform decision making

    Manage Risk

    Identifying potential hazards and implementing measures to mitigate or prevent negative outcomes

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Hospital and Public Health Administrator
  • Health Care Compliance Officer
  • Health Care Regulator
  • Government/Public Service Director

Workplace Settings

  • Health Care
  • Law
  • Insurance
  • Teaching
  • Government

If you are looking for a place with an abundance of opportunity and the ability to charge your own path, the School of Law is a great choice.

Jasmine Caruthers
Portrait of Jasmine Caruthers

Is USC Right For You?

There are many reasons we could be your ideal university. There's the award-winning academics, the globally modeled student life, and abundance of study abroad and experiential learning options. Take a closer look at what USC could mean for you.

Degree content is provided for informational purposes only. The Academic Bulletin is the source of record for all degree information.