Graduate certificate in information privacy law and policy

The explosive growth in digital technologies and applications has led to hundreds of new information privacy laws in the United States and elsewhere. Compliance with these laws, management of privacy in areas not yet regulated by law, resolving conflicts among privacy laws, and articulating new privacy laws and policies for the future have led to the creation and rapid expansion of information privacy jobs.

Indiana University Bloomington is uniquely placed to address these problems, with more than 15 years of experience in teaching and researching about cybersecurity. Recognized by the federal government as a National Center of Excellence in Cybersecurity Education and Research, IU's cybersecurity program is distinguished by its interdisciplinary approach to cybersecurity and their integration with law and business.

The Maurer School of Law has joined forces with IU's top-flight cybersecurity talent to offer a 12 credit-hour graduate certificate in information privacy law and policy. The certificate can be earned on campus in Bloomington or online from anywhere in the world. All credits earned as a certificate student can be applied toward the 30 credits required for a Master's of Science in Cybersecurity Risk Management.

The Law School will award a graduate certificate to students who complete at least 12 credit hours in courses specified below while maintaining a minimum grade point average of 3.0.

Courses required for certificate

Required courses

All students must take one of the following two core courses (and may take both):

Students without a technology background must take:

Elective courses

Students shall select from among the following courses to satisfy the balance of the 12 credit hours required for the certificate:

Center affiliation

JD students seeking to earn a certificate in Cybersecurity Law are required to become affiliated in their choice of cybersecurity centers on campus. These include the long-established Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research and the new Ostrom Workshop Program on Cybersecurity and Internet Governance.

How to apply

Prospective information privacy law students must apply using Indiana University's online graduate and professional admissions application. Applicants to a certificate program should select "Law Special Programs" as the academic program to which they are applying and then select the desired plan option. Please attach your personal statement and résumé to IU's online admissions application. Applicants should also identify at least one person as a reference (please note: an online reference form is emailed to the person(s) listed only after an application is submitted). Standardized test scores (e.g., LSAT) are not required.

The application deadline is July 1. For more information, or to apply, contact: