Dual Master in Public Policy and Juris DoctorDual MPP-JD Degree

Director of the Public Policy Institute, Richard Mullaney, teaching policy and law.

Why Choose Our Program?

The Public Policy Institute partners with any ABA accredited law school to offer a Master in Public Policy - Juris Doctor (MPP-JD) dual degree program that combines your interests and training in public policy with the intensive legal training of a JD program. Our program:

  • Provides alternative legal career pathways
  • Prepares you for an understanding of law and public policy
  • Allows you to take the MPP-JD curriculum at any ABA-accredited law school

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A group of five diverse law students.

About Our Program

In year 1, students complete the entire first-year curriculum of the MPP degree. In year 2, the student matriculates to the ABA-accredited law school of their choice. In the student's final year of the JD curriculum, the student completes their capstone research project.

The Institute recognizes 12 credits of law school coursework toward the MPP degree. 36 credits are in public policy and the JD credits are determined by the law school.

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AdmissionsHow to Apply

  • Completed JU Application
  • Unofficial Transcripts for All Degrees Conferred
  • Statement of Intent
  • Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • LSAT Score

Applicants seeking admission to the JU MPP-JD dual degree program must be admitted to both the JU MPP program and the respective law school.

Former MPP-JD student Elizabeth Krajewski standing with her 2015 cohort.

"My dual degree has made me a better researcher and policy advocate because I understand both the law and policy development. Knowing the law helps me understand where there are policy gaps, and helps me better formulate policy solutions."

Elizabeth KrajewskiMPP-JD Dual Degree, Class of 2015

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Contact Information Public Policy Institute

Davis College of Business & Technology
Jacksonville University
2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32211

Phone: (904) 256-7000
Email: graduateadmissions@ju.edu

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