Online Law Degree in Cybersecurity & Data Privacy
LLM in Cyber Law and Data Privacy
Drexel University Kline School of Law’s online LLM in Cyber Law and Data Privacy fills a knowledge gap for lawyers looking to expand their familiarity with this rapidly-growing area. Offering a uniquely specialized look at the world of cybersecurity and data privacy, the goal of the program is to help you build advanced knowledge of the industry and establish yourself as an expert in the field.
What is an LLM in Cyber Law & Data Privacy?
A Master of Law, or an LLM, is a secondary degree for those who have earned their Juris Doctor (JD) or international equivalent. It lets you specialize in a specific area or topic of law. In this case, Drexel’s online LLM helps you gain advanced knowledge of the world of cybersecurity and data privacy, focusing on topics like EU data privacy and internet law. An online LLM in Heath Care and Pharmaceutical Compliance is also available.
LLM in Cyber Law & Data Privacy Online Program Features
- Elective courses let you tailor your degree to specific fields such as health care, finance, or higher education
- Program can be completed on a full or part-time basis
- Completely online format means you can learn around your busy schedule
- Option to complete a thesis
- Utilize the Kline Graduate Programs Virtual Career Office which is dedicated to helping you reach your career goals via access to job postings, a virtual career classroom, and one-on-one coaching with faculty and alumni
- Beginning in the Fall of 2022, the Kline School of Law’s fully online degree and certificate programs will be offered on the 10-week Quarter system and will no longer be offered on the 14-week Semester system. Students who start before Fall 2022 will transfer their credits to the quarter program. For questions, please contact email@example.com.
Kline School of Law Rankings
Drexel’s Kline School of Law was ranked a Tier 1 law school by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). This ranking places the school in the top three percent of ABA-accredited law schools when it comes to privacy law curriculum.
What Can I Do With a LLM in Cyber Law & Data Privacy?
Graduating with an LLM in Cyber Law and Data Privacy will prepare you for a job practicing law in the fields of cybersecurity and information privacy, or any area that deals with high-value or confidential information. Lawyers with LLM degrees can be found working at law firms, for the government or as in-house counsel at corporations. The program will also prepare you to work in compliance departments and other areas related to cybersecurity.
How Much Can I Earn In Cybersecurity Law?
Salaries can vary based on organization and location, but graduates of Drexel’s online LLM in Cyber Law and Data Privacy can look to these median incomes to get an idea of the salaries they can command with this degree.
*2017 figures via Bureau of Labor Statistics and O*Net
What is the difference between an MLS, JD, and LLM?
Though a JD, an LLM, and an MLS (Master of Legal Studies) may seem similar, there are some differences. A Juris Doctor (JD) program provides students with a general understanding of the law. Graduates are allowed to practice law in the United States after passing a state bar examination and earning a law license. An LLM degree is an advanced, specialized degree for those who already hold a JD or international degree that allows you to practice law. An LLM focuses on a more specific area of the law, providing you with the skills and knowledge to become an expert in that area. An MLS is a master’s degree that provides a solid working knowledge of the law and focuses on areas such as compliance, legal research and analysis, risk management, ethics and professional standards. Earning an MLS does not allow you to practice law.
What are the Requirements for an LLM in Cyber Law & Data Privacy Program?
If you are a domestic student interested in the LLM in Cyber Law & Data Privacy, you will need to have earned a JD from an ABA accredited law school. International students must have a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) or its equivalent. Learn more.
Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credits
The Kline School of Law is the only law school in Pennsylvania accredited by PACLE (Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education) to provide distance learning CLE credits. Lawyers admitted to practice in Pennsylvania who take online graduate level or advanced degree courses at Kline may claim CLE credit as permitted by PACLE regulation 5(f) governing Credit for Law School and Graduate Level Courses.
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- Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity & Information Privacy Compliance
- LLM in Health Care and Pharmaceutical Compliance
- Master of Legal Studies with a concentration in Cybersecurity and Information Privacy Compliance
This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.
Beginning in the Fall of 2022, the Kline School of Law’s fully online degree and certificate programs will be offered on the 10-week Quarter system and will no longer be offered on the 14-week Semester system. Students who start before Fall 2022 will transfer their credits to the quarter program. For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
|LSTU 501S||Compliance Skills: Auditing, Investigation & Reporting||3.0|
|LSTU 507S||Risk Assessment and Management||3.0|
|Foreign-trained students may also be required to complete one or more of the following:|
|Introduction to United States Legal Systems|
|Introduction to the Legal System|
|Legal Research and Analysis|
|Students will take 18 additional credits of course offerings (or 12 credits of course offerings plus Thesis I and Thesis II).|
|Legal Regulation of Global Financial Crimes|
|European Union Data Privacy and Protection|
|Thesis I –Scholarly Legal Writing: Planning and Preparation|
|Thesis II – Scholarly Legal Writing: Writing, Refining, and Presentation|
|Ethics and Professional Standards|
|Patients and Privacy: HIPAA and Related Regulations|
|Information Privacy Law|
|The Law and Strategies Surrounding Cybersecurity|
- A Juris Doctor (JD) from an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school
- International applicants must have completed an undergraduate (LL.B) or graduate degree (LL.M) in law
With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.
- A completed application
- Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
- Essay of approximately 500 words
- Can be a personal statement outlining personal and/or professional goals you hope to achieve through the program, or on another topic that showcases your writing skills
- Quality and quantity of professional experience will be evaluated
- Standardized test score reports (GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT) can be submitted, but are not required
- Additional requirements for International Students
- Those who have completed their first law degree program in a language other than English will be required to submit a TOEFL or comparable exam score.
The tuition rate for the academic year 2023-2024 is $915 per credit.
The Thomas R. Kline School of Law online graduate programs have recently switched to a quarter calendar schedule. The tuition rate reflected above is now per quarter credit.
For academic year 2023-2024, students enrolled in an online graduate academic program will be charged a graduate online program fee of $125 per year.
- This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
- Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations
- These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
- These rates apply only to fully online courses. Hybrid or on-campus courses may have different rates.
- Tuition rates are subject to increase with the start of each academic year in the fall term.
- All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
- Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
- When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.
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