Juris Doctor, J.D./Public Administration, MPA
The University offers a joint J.D. and Public Administration program (JD/MPA). The MPA is a professional degree designed to prepare students for their public service careers in local government public management and administration as well as the management of non-profit organizations. One benefit of the JD/MPA is to prepare students for careers in the public sector what a law degree is useful. This program reduces the total existing credit hours of the School of Law from 88 to 77 and Public Administration from 42 to 33.
To be accepted into the program a student must meet the admission requirements of the School of Law, the Graduate School, and the Department of Public Administration and Urban Studies. The Public Administration admission requirements for this program are the same as for the MPA degree. Students must be admitted as a joint degree student by both programs.
Seventy-seven credits in law and 30 credits in public administration plus a three credit internship.
Under this program a student must take 43 credits of required law courses, 32 credits of law electives, 24 credits of required public administration courses, six credits of public administration electives, a three credit internship course, and a zero credit orientation. The required MPA courses for this program differ from the MPA.
|3980:516||Personnel Management in the Public Sector||3|
|3980:600||Basic Quantitative Research||3|
|3980:605||Orientation to the Master of Public Administration||0|
|3980:606||Foundations of Urban Public Administration and Policy||3|
|3980:614||Ethics & Public Service||3|
|3980:615||Public Organization Theory||3|
|3980:688||Capstone Seminar in Public Administration||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Advanced Research & Statistical Methods|
|Program Evaluation in Urban Studies|
|Select six hours of electives 1||6|
|3980:695||Internship in Public Administration & Urban Studies 2||3|
See the Public Administration and Urban Studies Master’s Degree Handbook regarding what classes would be helpful in different career goals. A student may work with his or her adviser to determine what elective courses best fit his or her needs and interests.
Students with sufficient work experience can petition for a waiver of this requirement.