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Health Information Privacy, Compliance, and Data Security

Graduate Certificate


of All Higher-Ed Institutions

-Center for World University Rankings, 2022


In Best Value Among Arizona's Public Universities

- Payscale, 2022

Quick Facts

Credits Required: 12
Cost Per Credit: $700
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College of Law

Program Details

Prepare for leadership positions in commercial, non-profit, and government careers with a specialized set of skills in health law and privacy. Through this program, you will build a strong foundation in the governing laws, cybersecurity measures, data analysis and management issues associated with health information privacy.

Coursework focuses on privacy laws that range from the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), to Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, and Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). These laws and regulations include specific data privacy protection compliance requirements that represent a business risk for organizations. Failing to meet these requirements or experiencing a data breach can have significant legal, financial, and reputation repercussions. The knowledge, skills, and abilities gained from this certificate are highly desirable to organizations working to ensure compliance with the governing laws in America and abroad.

The certificate consists of four courses, which can be completed in less than eight months. Credits earned in this program may be applied to the Master of Legal Studies with a Concentration in Health Law & Policy.

For more information visit law.arizona.edu/health or email law-healthcare@arizona.edu.

Eligibility: Applicants must provide unofficial transcripts, resume, personal statement and two references.

*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.


The curriculum for this program is comprised of:

Law 580: Introduction to Information Privacy
Law 580A: Data Privacy and Cybersecurity in Healthcare
Law 580C: Health Information Technology
Law 577: Introduction to Biomedical Informatics