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
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.
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.
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.