In a globally connected world, privacy law expertise is in high demand.

Designed for legal and non-legal professionals, the Certificate in Privacy Law focuses on security regulations, U.S. and international data privacy law and breach management.

Our Commitment to You

By the end of this program, you will be able to:

  1. Describe international and domestic privacy and information security laws and regulations.
  2. Integrate laws and regulations into operational policies and procedures to yield best practices for data privacy and information security.
  3. Respond to a variety of privacy breach scenarios and demonstrate improvement in skills necessary for success in a variety of privacy industry roles.
  4. Demonstrate the skills necessary for basic industry certification exams by the International Association of Privacy Professionals and other professional organizations.


To successfully complete the Certificate in Privacy Law, you must complete 8 credit hours from among the courses listed below (substitute courses approved on a case-by-case basis). You may start your studies during any of our three terms (spring, summer, or fall) and pace your studies as you wish, completing 8 credits in two to three terms or a minimum of 2 credits (one course) per term. The program is offered exclusively online.

Course Options

  • Cybersecurity Management
  • European Union Privacy Law
  • Health Care Privacy and Security
  • Privacy and Security of Corporate Information
  • Privacy Breach Incident Management and Reporting
  • Privacy Program Management

Tuition and Fees

The School of Law and Loyola's Office of Student Financial Assistance are committed to helping you secure the necessary financial resources to make your legal education at Loyola affordable.

Admission and Application

To apply for the Certificate in Privacy Law program, you must possess a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university.


Dates and Deadlines

Fall Term

Application Deadline

August 1

Spring Term

Application Deadline

December 1

Summer Term

Application Deadline

April 1


How does a certificate impact my admission to a degree program?

Completion of the certificate does not guarantee admission to the degree programs. You must amend your certificate application materials and provide additional references and statements of purpose to be considered for admission to a degree program.

Are my certificate credit hours transferable?

If admitted to one of Loyola's MJ programs, you may be eligible to transfer some of the credit hours completed as part of your certificate program toward the degree.

What can I expect from the online course experience?

Loyola's online courses are comprised of professionals from a number of industries, including banking, tax, marketing, health care, and higher education. Students join the program at various points in their career and each student brings a unique background to our programs.

Courses are taught by full-time faculty members at Loyola as well as leading practitioners, each experts in their fields. Each course is organized to teach key substantive areas and practical skills. All courses are offered online through Loyola’s learning management system and consist of reading assignments, recorded lectures, quizzes or exams, bulletin board assignments, writing assignments, and live classes. Course materials are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To learn more about state and international authorization of programs, please refer to our State and International Authorization page. To learn more about the accreditation of Loyola University Chicago and its schools, as well as information about professional licensure, visit our Accreditation page.