Online Programs in Cybersecurity and Data Privacy | Albany Law School
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#1in Flexibility
#11Master’s Program
TOP 20Most Innovative Law School
(PreLaw Magazine)
$248 Billion Projected Cybersecurity Compliance Market by 2023
$120 BillionEstimated Data Protection Market by 2023

The Cybersecurity and Data Privacy concentration is designed to provide cybersecurity professionals with expertise on policy and the ability to adapt and advance in this rapidly evolving field. We offer a rigorous curriculum taught by faculty who are thought leaders in the fields of information security, data privacy, cybercrime, and intellectual property law. Graduates of the program are well-equipped to unlock their earning potential in the expanding, lucrative field of cybersecurity.

Master’s Degree

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Complete in a little over a year

LL.M. Degree

  • J.D. or LL.B. required
  • Complete in one year

Certificate Program

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Complete in as little as 3 months


Required Courses

Master's Degree:

  • Introduction to Law and Legal Methods
  • Thesis
  • Remaining courses, select from below

LL.M. Degree:

  • Thesis
  • Remaining courses, select from below

Certificate Program:

  • Cybersecurity Law and Policy
  • Remaining courses, select from below

For course descriptions, contact

Cybersecurity and Data Privacy courses (at least 18 credits required)
Each course is offered every year!

  • Cybersecurity Law and Policy (3 credits)
  • Technology, Privacy & the Law (3 credits)
  • Introduction to US Privacy Law (1 credit)
  • Global Privacy Law (3 credits)
  • Privacy Law and the Individual (1 credit)
  • Cybersecurity and Public Policy (3 credits)
  • Survey: Privacy Law (1 credit)
  • Cybersecurity Frameworks (3 credits)
  • Cybersecurity and Supply Chain Management (3 credits)
  • Cyber Crime (3 credits)
  • Cyberspace Law (3 credits)
  • Cyber War (3 one credit courses)

Sample of elective courses (email for more information.)

  • Technology & Financial Markets:  FinTech & Big Data
  • HIPPA Compliance (3 credits)
  • Healthcare Compliance (3 credits)
  • The Compliance Officer:  Risk Management and Compliance Obligations