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Toledo Law’s Graduate Certificates in Compliance Re-Launched as Online Program

June 7, 2017

Starting with the Fall 2017 semester, The University of Toledo College of Law’s Graduate Certificates in Compliance program will be available as a completely online, part-time program, allowing students to learn about compliance and law in a more flexible manner. 

Bringing each Graduate Certificate in Compliance online means that the program is now more accessible to working professionals or those wanting to launch a career in compliance.  The online coursework is asynchronous, meaning that it can be completed even if one travels for work, can only study in the evenings, or has a variable schedule.  Adding to this accessibility is the fact that coursework can be completed in 10-12 months on a part-time basis.

The program allows students to choose one of three Graduate Certificates in Compliance – Higher Education Compliance, Health Care Compliance, or General Compliance – that range between 15-17 credits.  However, regardless of program, all students take a 14-credit “core” of foundational compliance coursework in areas such as ethics; organizational governance; statutory and regulatory interpretation; privacy and data security; compliance education; and auditing, investigating, and reporting. 

Professor Agnieszka McPeak is a member of the law faculty who teaches Privacy and Data Security. “Individuals and companies interact with technology daily, and my goal in teaching privacy and data security is to show how this topic affects our personal and professional existence,” she explained.  “We therefore cover the practical and technical background as well as the legal and business dimensions of privacy and data security, drawing on real-world, current examples, and our own personal experiences.”

The remaining credits include coursework specialized to each certificate, such as higher education law, health care law, or a faculty-supervised research project for students enrolled in the Certificate in General Compliance.

Working professionals enrolled in the program have found the coursework valuable and can fit the program into a busy schedule.  “My course load has been manageable each semester and I have had great opportunities to learn not only from the professors but also from the other students within the course,” said current student and UT Residence Life Area Coordinator Brad Ledingham.

Christine Wiles, a current student who works in admissions at UT’s College of Medicine explained, “I found the program to be a win-win for individuals looking for an edge to advance professionally and academically.  The courses are relevant and applicable in today’s complex work environments because the law professors and professionals in the compliance field teaching the classes are at the cutting edge of today’s issues.”

For more information on this program, please contact Laura Schmidt in the College of Law Office of Admission.



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