Certificate in Cybersecurity and Information Privacy Compliance

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Baccalaureate
Number of Credits to Completion: 15.0
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Semester
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

LAW 770SEuropean Union Data Privacy and Protection 3.0
LSTU 501SCompliance Skills: Auditing, Investigation & Reporting3.0
LSTU 507SRisk Assessment and Management3.0
LSTU 515SInformation Privacy Law3.0
LSTU 517SThe Law and Strategies Surrounding Cybersecurity3.0
Total Credits15.0

Sample Plan of Study 

First Year (Part-Time)
FallCreditsSpringCredits
LSTU 501S3.0LSTU 507S3.0
LSTU 515S3.0LSTU 517S3.0
 6 6
Second Year (Part-Time)
FallCredits 
LAW 770S3.0 
 3 
Total Credits 15
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