May 22, 2024  
USC Catalogue 2022-2023 
USC Catalogue 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

Privacy Law and Cybersecurity (LLM)

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The Master of Laws in Privacy Law and Cybersecurity degree 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 degree 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 LLM in Privacy Law and Cybersecurity must have earned a first degree in law (LLB, JD, LLM or equivalent) 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 LLM in Privacy Law and Cybersecurity degree will generally have earned at least a 3.0 undergraduate GPA. In order to apply for the LLM 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 Master of Laws in Privacy Law and Cybersecurity degree requires 24 units of course work. Students must successfully complete the following courses. The balance of the units will be taken from upper-division and LLM offerings in consultation with an adviser.

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