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Health and Homeland Security Program

Concentration in Cybersecurity and Crisis Management Law

Students can receive formal recognition for completion of the Health and Homeland Security’s Concentration in Cybersecurity and Crisis Management. To be awarded this designation, students must earn a minimum of 17 credits through the program's three basic components—classroom, experiential learning, and research and writing. The Cybersecurity and Crisis Management Law Certificate is approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission and students completing the requirements will be recognized by the homeland security community for possessing a level of expertise and specialization in the field.

To qualify for a certificate of Concentration in Cybersecurity and Crisis Management Law, students will be required to complete 17 credits related to cybersecurity and crisis management law. Students must complete each of the required components listed below: Classroom, Experiential Learning, and Research & Writing. Students who are graduating and meet the requirements must submit the Cybersecurity and Crisis Management Law Concentration Verification Form to Michael Vesely, Academic Program Manager (mvesely@law.umaryland.edu) by no later than April 1 of your final semester (November 1 for December graduates).

Required Core Courses:  At least 12 credits must be earned through successful completion of any combination of the following courses:

  • Law and Policy of Cybersecurity (3 credits)
  • Law and Policy of Emergency Management (3 credits)
  • Law and Policy of Emergency Public Health Response (3 credits)
  • Homeland Security and the Law of Counterterrorism (3 credits)
  • National Security, Foreign Intelligence, and Privacy (3 credits)
  • Cyber Crime (3 credits)

Experiential Learning Component: Students must complete at least 3 credits in one of the following:

  • Center for Health and Homeland Security Externship (3-7 credits). Please note, students completing an externship with the Center for Health and Homeland Security must also enroll in the attendant workshop course (1 credit).
  • Externship with an approved government agency or non-profit organization that addresses cybersecurity and/or crisis management issues.  The Externship must meet the requirements set forth in the School of Law’s Policy Statement on Externships (3-5 credits)

*Please note that no more than a total of 5 of the 12 core credits may be earned from experiential cybersecurity and crisis management credits.

Qualifying Elective Courses: The remaining five credits may be earned through successful completion of any combination of the following courses:

  • Administrative Law (3 credits)
  • Advanced Legal Research: Emergency and Crisis Management (1 credit)
  • Advanced Legal Research: Health Law (1 credit)
  • Advanced Legal Research: Intellectual Property Law (1 credit)
  • Advanced Legal Research: International Law (1 credit)
  • Business Crimes (3 credits)
  • Criminal Procedure (3 credits)
  • Criminal Procedure II (3 credits)
  • Health Care Law and Policy (3 credits)
  • Health Law Seminar:  Food and Drug Law (3 credits)
  • Information Privacy Law Seminar/ Course (2 or 3 credits)
  • Intellectual Property Law Survey (3 credits)
  • International Criminal Law Seminar/Course (2 or 3 credits)
  • International Intellectual Property Seminar/Course (2 or 3 credits)
  • Licensing and Technology Transfer Law and Policy (2 or 3 credits)
  • Maryland State and County Administrative Law (3 credits)
  • Patent Law (3 credits)
  • Public Health and the Law Seminar/Course (2 or 3 credits)

Research and Writing Component: This component of the Certificate requires successful completion of a research paper on a topic related to cybersecurity and crisis management.  This requirement will normally be satisfied by a research paper prepared for one of the required core courses, or may be satisfied through an independent written work on an approved topic in coordination with a student’s participation in the Center for Health and Homeland Security Externship.  A grade of “B” or higher on a student’s research paper will be required to satisfy the research and writing component of the Certificate.


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