Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Certificate in Privacy Law

This standalone certificate program offers training to legal and non-legal professionals in laws and policies in privacy, an increasingly important area of law. Certificate courses focus on privacy law in the United States and globally. All courses are offered fully online. Students must complete 8 credit hours of privacy coursework in order to earn a certificate.

Students who successfully complete the Certificate in Privacy Law Program may be eligible to apply to Loyola’s online Master of Jurisprudence (“MJ”) or Masters of Laws (“LLM”) programs in health law or business law. Completion of the certificate does not guarantee admission to the degree programs. Privacy program students must amend their certificate application materials and provide additional references and statements of purpose to be considered for admission to a degree program. If admitted, students may be eligible to transfer some of the credit hours completed as part of their certificate program toward the degree.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this program students will be able to:

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