Dual Degrees

The School of Public Administration & Policy participates in four dual degree programs that uniquely position graduates for positions in a variety of public, private, and non-profit organizations:

Master of Public Administration/Juris Doctorate

Students may use up to 15 units of law credit towards the MPA degree and up to 15 units of MPA credit towards the 88 unit total required for the JD. From the MPA program, students will not take any of the 4 elective/concentration classes, or the 3 unit internship. They will take 24 units of core and the 3 unit capstone. The duration of the program is four years.

It is recommended that students begin in their first Fall semester with MPA classes, taking 4 core courses, followed by their Spring semester with all remaining MPA core courses, to include the Capstone.

1st Fall (MPA fall core):
PA 501
PA 503
PA 552
PA 597H

1st Spring (MPA spring core):
PA 500
PA 505
PA 508
PA 527
PA 594

2nd Fall (start law classes, take exclusively law courses for 3 years): Learn more

Master of Public Administration/Master of Arts in Latin American Studies

The concurrent dual degree program with the Center for Latin American Studies allows students to earn both an MPA and an MA in Latin American Studies. Learn more

Master of Public Administration/Master of Arts in Journalism

The dual degree program allows a student to earn a Master of Arts degree in Journalism (MA) and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) Learn more

Master of Public Administration/Master of Arts in Middle Eastern Studies

The dual degree program with the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies allows students to earn both an MPA and an MA in Middle Eastern and North African Studies. Learn more