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.