Certificate in Health and Hospital Law

Division of Online Learning

The graduate certificate in Health and Hospital Law is designed for professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge of legal, regulatory, and ethical issues related to the delivery of healthcare. The target audience includes hospital administrators and compliance officers, physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals, state and federal regulators, and patient advocates. Lawyers transitioning into the health arena would also find it very helpful.

Courses offered are:

  1. The Law of Patient Care
  2. Compliance Issues for Healthcare Providers
  3. Clinical Research and the Law
  4. Law of End-of-Life Decision-Making
  5. Children's Health and the Law
  6. HIPAA Privacy & Security
  7. Stark Law and Compliance

Materials for the certificate programs are drawn from a broad range of statutory and regulatory texts, agency guidance documents, enforcement actions, settlement agreements, judicial decisions, and expert commentary. Through a series of multimedia presentations, guided discussions and individually supervised writing projects, students learn to interpret legal documents and assess their practical implications for healthcare providers.

All of our graduate certificate courses offer intensive, individualized feedback, as well as an opportunity to develop the practical skills necessary to research and communicate effectively about the law.

You can take any or all of the certificate courses, in any order you choose. A Certificate in Health & Hospital Law will be awarded upon completion of three courses.

All nine credits earned in the graduate certificate program can be applied towards the Master of Science in Jurisprudence degree.

We offer our graduate certificate programs during our spring, summer and fall semesters. New course sessions begin five times per year.

To apply for admission into Seton Hall Law’s certificate program in Health & Hospital Law, please submit the following:

  1. Official baccalaureate degree transcript from an accredited college or university
  2. Current resume

*No entrance exam is required for admission.



Master of Science in Jurisprudence Online Degree | Open House - February 7, 2015