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):
1st Spring (MPA spring core):
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