Regulatory Compliance, MS Healthcare Compliance Specialization

Gain a strong grounding in healthcare laws and regulations and learn the basics of healthcare billing and payment and corporate compliance. Graduates of the Healthcare Compliance specialization are able to employ their compliance knowledge at both a systems and discrete level. For example, they will be able to assess and manage compliance programs; develop compliance dashboards and conduct and respond to audits; and screen and evaluate vendors.


Core Courses (6 units)

Course Title
MSRC 401-DLQuality Systems
MSRC 405-DLApplied Research and Writing
MSHA 409-DLStatistical Analysis
MSRC 435-DLRisk and Decision Management
MSRC 481-DLLeadership in the Regulatory Environment
MSRC 498-DLCapstone
or MSRC 590-0 Thesis Research

Specialization Courses (4 units)

Course Title
HC_COM 410-DLHealthcare Regulatory Environment
HC_COM 411-DLHealthcare Programs and Enforcement
HC_COM 413-DLHealthcare Billing Models & Systems
HC_COM 415-DLIT Systems Compliance
or MHI 404-DL Health Care Operations

Cross Specialization Elective (1 unit) 

Course Title
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Essentials of Initiating Clinical Research
Responsible Conduct of Research
Clinical Research Design & Methodology
Practical Quality Management
Applied Quality & Regulatory Practices
Quality Assurance Project Management
Medical Device Regulations
Drug and Biologics Regulations

About the Final Project

Students pursue their capstone experience independently or as part of a team. As their final course, students take either the individual research project in an independent study format or the classroom final course in which students integrate the knowledge they have gained in the core curriculum in work assigned by the instructor. In both cases, students are guided by faculty in exploring the body of knowledge on regulatory compliance while contributing research of practical value to the field. The capstone independent project and capstone class project count as one unit of credit.

Course Title
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Thesis Research