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JD/MPP: Juris Doctor & Master of Public Policy

A joint degree program offered by UMass Law and the Department of Public Policy gives you the opportunity to enroll in the Master of Public 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.

Integrate your studies in public policy & law

The joint JD/MPP degree program lets you 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 for a full-time student, after the first year of full-time law study, would comprise of 3 JD courses during the day and 2 online MPP courses, a course load of 15 credits sequenced so that the student moves through the curriculum expeditiously.

Both degrees may be completed full-time in 4 calendar years, and may be accelerated by taking summer courses. A part-time student typically completes both degrees in 5 years with summer study. Students must complete both degrees within 7 years.

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