Public Administration and Law (J.D./M.P.A.)
The College of Law and Askew School of Public Administration & Policy’s joint-degree program in Law and Public Administration, J.D./M.P.A., permits completion of both degree programs concurrently. Following admission to both colleges or departments, a joint-degree student is required to submit the necessary joint-degree application and receive approval from the faculty advisor at the College of Law and the faculty advisor at the Askew School of Public Administration & Policy to pursue the joint degree. Interested applicants normally begin their study at the College of Law. A joint-degree student who wishes to enroll for any course work in the other college or department before completing the first-year of law school must obtain the prior written approval of the College of Law faculty program advisor. Current law students may also apply to the joint-degree program by the end of their first year in law school. Once enrolled in the first-year law curriculum they will then complete all necessary documentation for the application process through the Askew School of Public Administration & Policy and a joint-degree application before March 1. All required documents should be returned to the College of Law Office of Admissions.
Applicants to the Askew School of Public Administration & Policy program must have a bachelor’s degree with an upper division (junior and senior) grade point average of 3.0 or better. Applicants who have scored a 160 or better on the LSAT will have their GRE requirement waived. Applicants should contact the department directly to obtain specific information on the necessary GRE requirements.