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 coursework 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 the GRE requirement waived. Applicants should contact the department directly to obtain specific information on the necessary GRE requirements.