Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • When does the program start?

    The program runs two times each year. The Fall Program starts on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016. The Spring Program starts on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017.

  • How long is the program?

    Thirteen weeks.

  • How much time will I need to spend on coursework?

    Participants should expect to spend 5-7 hours per week on coursework, including listening to lectures, reading materials, participating in discussions and activities.

  • Will I need to be online at a specific time?

    No. Participants can listen to lectures, participate in discussions, and do activities according to their own schedule.

  • Do I need to have experience with online classes to do this program?

    No. There will be tutorials and support available to help you.

  • How are the courses graded?

    All courses will be graded on a Pass/Fail basis.

  • What do I earn for completing the program?

    Participants who successfully complete the program will be awarded a Certificate in Cybersecurity and Privacy Law.

  • Why should I consider a certificate program instead of getting a degree?

    This certificate program will provide focused academic learning with fewer course requirements than a traditional degree program. This certificate will take significantly less time to earn, and will be designed with a unique business perspective and emphasis on active learning. Degree programs are considerably more expensive, longer in duration and require more time to complete. The coursework tends to be more academic and less practical.

  • Is this program only for lawyers?

    No. The program is for both lawyers and non-lawyers. The courses are designed to be appropriately challenging and educational for participants with or without a law degree.

  • What are the requirements for admission?

    Participants in the program must have a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university, or the equivalent degree from a foreign academic institution.

  • My employer wants to sponsor my participation in the program. How can I arrange this?

    The Registration Form asks for a Billing Contact, if someone other than the participant is paying the program tuition. Please contact cybersecuritynull@mitchellhamline.nulledu with any additional billing questions.

  • How do I reserve a place in the program?

    You will reserve a place in the program by registering and paying a $250 non-refundable deposit. The Fall Registration Deadline is Aug. 19, 2016. The Spring Registration Deadline is Jan. 20, 2017.

  • Is financial aid available?

    No. Participants in this program are not eligible for federal student loans or financial aid.

  • When is tuition due?

    Tuition must be paid in full prior to the start of the program.

  • How do I know if I have the right computer and equipment for the program?

    You don’t need any special equipment for this program – just a computer and internet access. For specific recommendations, you can take a look at Technical Requirements.

  • What is a certificate?

    The certificate is a credential that shows that participants completed the coursework required of the program. It is not a degree, and cannot be used for credit toward a J.D. degree or any other degree.

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