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Health Care Compliance

Guided and informed by chief compliance officers from large health systems, medical device firms, pharmaceutical companies, and insurers, DePaul College of Law's Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) in Health Care Compliance provides participants with an understanding of complex health care regulations and the skills to develop or administer an effective compliance program within an ever-changing regulatory landscape.

Health Care Compliance

Through the MJ coursework, you will learn how to assess the compliance needs of a health care organization, structure and administer a compliance program, and implement mechanisms to report violations. You also will learn how to communicate effectively with physicians and other providers, health care administrators, legal counsel, risk management personnel, human resources departments and regulatory agencies. The curriculum offers you the essential legal knowledge and practical skills needed to distinguish yourself as a qualified professional in the growing field of health care compliance.


Career Options

Health care compliance professionals ensure that health care providers comply with the complex rules and regulations in areas such as patient care and privacy, quality, fraud and abuse, and ethical considerations, among others.

A great variety of employment opportunities exist, such as:

  • Corporate compliance officer
  • Privacy analyst
  • Compliance auditor/investigator
  • Manager of quality improvement
  • Director of regulatory affairs

Positions range from assistants and specialists to managers, directors and executive officers. Additional opportunities can be found on the Health Care Compliance Association website.


Concentration Requirements 

Sample Degree Plan

Part-time course schedule*

Autumn Semester, Year One

  • LAW 322 Introduction to American Law and Legal Systems
  • LAW 706 Health Policy and the Law

Spring Semester, Year One

  • LAW 556 Introduction to Legal Writing and Research
  • LAW 727 Health Care Compliance and Regulations

Autumn Semester, Year Two

  • LAW 719 Health Care: Fraud and Abuse
  • LAW 714 Bioethics and the Law

Spring Semester, Year Two

  • LAW 718 Health Care Delivery Systems
  • LAW 707 Risk Management and Patient Safety

* Course schedule assumes successful completion of credit waiver (6 credits) based on professional experience. ​


For questions or additional information concerning this program, please contact  Wendy Netter Epstein through email at wepstein@depaul.edu.