Oct 22, 2020  
USC Catalogue 2020-2021 
    
USC Catalogue 2020-2021

Privacy Law and Cybersecurity Certificate


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The online Certificate in Privacy Law and Cybersecurity provides an interdisciplinary perspective for law students who wish to develop skills that will enable them to understand and integrate relevant laws, policies and best practices that shape privacy law and cybersecurity. The certificate explores the legal framework concerning information privacy in the United States and provides an overview of common legal issues and emerging law in the areas of privacy and cybersecurity. Knowledge of privacy laws and awareness of cybersecurity issues provide students with the opportunity to mitigate risk and to deal with threats in the workplace.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the online Certificate in Privacy Law and Cybersecurity must have earned an undergraduate degree (which can be in any field) from either inside or outside the United States. Applicants’ degrees must have been earned at degree-granting institutions that are recognized by USC. They will have excellent undergraduate grades and credentials, and a strong desire to specialize their graduate studies in privacy law and cybersecurity. While USC Gould does not have a minimum GPA requirement, successful applicants to our online Certificate in Privacy Law and Cybersecurity will generally have earned at least a 3.0 undergraduate GPA. In order to apply for the online Certificate in Privacy Law and Cybersecurity, students must submit the online application form, transcripts from all institutions attended, a current resume and personal statement detailing their desire to pursue the degree. International applicants must submit official and valid TOEFL/IELTS scores and must have demonstrated their proficiency in English as part of the application process.

Mandatory Courses


The online Certificate in Privacy Law and Cybersecurity requires 12 units of course work, which must be taken from amongst the following courses. 

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