icon of a paper next to Apply online text
open door next to gray writing "Visit"
Small icon next to white bg says "Give"
plus sign and gray writing

JD/MPP Program

A joint degree program offered by the Department of Public Policy and the School of Law gives applicants the opportunity to enroll in both the Master’s in Juris Doctor degreePublic Policy program and the Juris Doctor program simultaneously. Applicants with baccalaureate degrees in any field who meet the entrance requirements of each program are eligible to apply.

The joint JD/MPP allows students to integrate advanced policy studies and a law school education in a structure that is compatible with part-time as well as full-time study. Classes are held during the day and evening hours. The schedule of a full-time student would comprise three JD courses during the day, and two MPP courses during the evening, a course load of 15 credits sequenced so that the student moves through the curriculum expeditiously.

Both degrees may be completed full-time in approximately three and a half calendar years. A part-time student typically completes both degrees in five years with summer study, and must complete both degrees within seven years.

Students interested in the joint-degree program should contact the Graduate Admissions Office.

 

Return to Degree Programs and Requirements

QuickLinks

x

myUMassD

x

myCoursesmyCourses myAlertmyAlert LibraryLibrary
COINCOIN HRDirectHR Direct umasspassUMass Pass
ReservItReservIt ZimbraZimbra
+