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Juris Doctor & Master of Public Policy JD, MPP

The joint JD/MPP degree program, offered by UMass Law and the Department of Public Policy, gives you the opportunity to enroll in the online Master of Public Policy program and the traditional Juris Doctor program simultaneously in a structure that is compatible with part-time and full-time study.

As a law student, you’ll master essential legal skills, learn the fundamentals of statutory and case law, and explore new and emerging areas of practice. The integration of knowledge, theory, ethics, and skills will prepare you to thrive in the changing legal profession.

The online Master of Public Policy program course of study focuses on policy analysis, applied research, and public management skills. It provides preparation for advancement or employment in:

  • state, federal, and municipal governments
  • nonprofit organizations
  • non-governmental organizations
  • business, trade, and labor associations

Changes to Graduate Studies admission requirements

In response to the COVID‐19 pandemic, admission requirements for graduate degree and certificate programs may have changed.
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Applicants with baccalaureate degrees in any field who meet the entrance requirements of each program are eligible to apply.

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Study Online

The MPP degree is offered fully online. 

Master of Public Policy students choose one of the following policy concentrations:

  • Environmental Policy
  • Education Policy
  • Public Management

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