Graduate-Level Dual Degree Programs


Law and MPA: JD/MPA Dual Degree Program
The School of Law and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences offer a four-year accelerated degree option leading to the Juris Doctor (JD) and Master of Public Administration (MPA) degrees. The MPA program offered by the FAS Department of Public Policy and Administration includes the opportunity to specialize in Public Management or Community Development.  Students interested in this rigorous course of study must be accepted independently by the School of Law and the Graduate School’s Department of Public Policy and Administration.  

Criminal Justice and MPA: CJ-MA/MPA Dual Degree Program
The Masters programs in Criminal Justice and in Public Administration offer a 48-credit accelerated curriculum leading to the MA and MPA degrees. Special application procedures apply:  Students must apply to and be accepted into both Masters programs.  For course selection, admitted students must consult with the Graduate Directors of both programs.


For information, contact the MPA Graduate Program Director Dr. Michael Hayes at