Certificate in Cybersecurity and Information Privacy Compliance

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree or higher
Certificate Type: Post-Baccalaureate
Number of Credits to Completion: 20.0
Instructional Delivery: Online; Campus
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 1.5 years
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 11.1003
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 15-1122

About the Program

The certificate in Cybersecurity and Information Privacy Compliance is a post-baccalaureate, non-degree program designed for individuals to develop and improve career-related skills in the highly regulated and ubiquitous area of cybersecurity and information privacy regulation. The program includes a core of legal compliance and risk assessment classes and in-depth study of crucial issues in cybersecurity and information privacy regulation. Ideal candidates include individuals working in any field that handles private information, be it health, financial, or educational, among others. As our world becomes increasingly technological and interconnected, this program will provide focused legal knowledge regarding cybersecurity and information privacy compliance for students working in a broad and diverse array of industries.

Admission Requirements

  • A completed application
  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools attended)
  • Resume
  • Additional requirements for international students

This program is designed to be completed on a part-time basis and requires 15.0 semester credits. Students usually finish this program in 1.5 years. If a student needs to decelerate, they should not exceed 2.5 years. Students may apply for transfer in to the Master of Legal Studies program prior to completing their certificate, and apply all earned credits toward the Master of Legal Studies.

Program Requirements

LSTU 551Compliance Skills: Auditing, Investigation & Reporting4.0
LSTU 554Risk Assessment and Management4.0
LSTU 660Information Privacy Law4.0
LSTU 661The Law and Strategies Surrounding Cybersecurity4.0
LSTU 662European Union Data Privacy and Protection 4.0
Total Credits20.0

Sample Plan of Study

First Year (Part-Time)
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
LSTU 6604.0LSTU 6614.0LSTU 6624.0VACATION
 4 4 4 0
Second Year (Part-Time)
FallCreditsWinterCredits  
LSTU 5514.0LSTU 5544.0  
 4 4  
Total Credits 20
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