- 100% online – providing convenience and flexibility.
- Students are admitted for fall and spring semesters.
- Learn about the fast-growing field of cybersecurity law.
- Enhance your career: law firms, government, private sector, or military.
All sectors of society are increasingly vulnerable to surreptitious network intrusions that threaten data integrity, personal privacy, and national security.
St. Thomas University College of Law established the Master of Legal Studies degree program in Cybersecurity Law & Policy to further education, promote research, and inform policy. It is the only program of its kind in the state of Florida. The 100% online program is designed to be completed in one year and is designed to meet the needs of working professionals, as well as traditional students, seeking a flexible opportunity to advance career goals. The innovative program offers a comprehensive approach to cybersecurity law, policy, and risk management.
The program accepts students from the U.S. and abroad and is open to holders of a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree or similar foreign qualifications in the field of law (J.D., LL.B. or the equivalent). Admission may also be granted to holders of a bachelor’s degree or its foreign equivalent, who have a desire to develop an understanding of legal and policy principles of cybersecurity. No technical knowledge is required.
St. Thomas University College of Law is a member of the National CyberWatch Center.
The program is a collaborating institution of the MILAMOS Project: the Manual on International Law Applicable to Military Uses of Outer Space.
The Program is developing a partnership with ShoCard to provide an opportunity for faculty and students to experience how blockchain-based identity and authentication solutions improve security and secure personal identification data.
John Makdisi, Dean and Professor of Law
Jessica Fonseca Nader, Assistant Dean for Enrollment & Scholarships
George Perera, Program Associate Director