The Master of Legal Studies (MLS) in Health Law is for students who seek a legal education focused in health law and healthcare and its effects on business. Students may work in biotechnology research and development, pharmaceutical manufacturing, medical device and instrument manufacturing, management of health care institutions, healthcare insurers, and government agencies, bioethics, biotechnology, compliance, infectious disease control, medical fraud, medical and product liability, mental health, public policy, health care decision-making, and access to health care coverage (Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, and the Affordable Care Act).


The residential program is 30 credits and may be attended full or part-time.

  • 30 credits
  • Fall or spring semester start
  • Full time (9-12 months) or part time (18-24 months)


Required courses

All MLS students in this program will be required to take:

Core courses

Students in the MLS Health Law program are required to take a minimum of four (4) core course, unless waived.

Elective courses

Students in the MLS Health Law program may take electives to complete the required 30 credits, including the following, in consultation with the Program Director.


MLS Programs
Seattle University School of Law
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall 209
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: 206-398-4173