MPP/Marine Science Dual Degree Program

The JU MPP-Marine Science dual degree program is a 3-year program with year one in either the JU MPP program or JU Marine Science program. In year one, students will take first year MPP courses or first year Marine Science. In year two, courses will be taken in the other program. Year 3 will have mixed policy and marine science courses. If pursued separately, the two degrees would take 4 years.

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The dual degree program coursework consists of 63 total credit hours. The MPP program consists of 39 credit hours, including an internship (2 credit MPP internship requirement can be met through an MPP internship, qualifying clerkship, or qualifying work or professional experience; it must be completed prior to the third year) and a Capstone Project. The MPP program will recognize 9 transfer credits from the Marine Science Program, for a total of 48 MPP credits.

The Marine Science program consists of 24 credit hours. The Marine Science program will recognize 6 transfer credits from the MPP Program, including 3 credits from PPOL LAWE, a policy or environmental course at the Florida Coastal School of Law, for a total of 30 Marine Science credits.

Students undertaking the JU MPP program in year one will likely have the following course of study:

First Year (24 MPP Credits)

  • PPOL 501 - Microeconomic for Public Policy (3)
  • PPOL 511 - Political Institutions, Processes and Public Policy (3)
  • PPOL 512 - Ethics and Public Policy (3)
  • PPOL 521 - Statistics and Research Methods in Public Policy (3)
  • PPOL 502 – Public Finance (3)
  • PPOL 513 - Law and Public Policy (3)
  • PPOL 530/DSIM 530 - Analytical Methods of Decision-Making (2) or PPOL 531 – Quantitative Method and Analysis (2) (prerequisite: PPOL 521)
  • PPOL 550/MGT 550- Leading Organizations (2)
  • PPOL 590 – JU PPI Internship (2) (summer Internship)

Second Year (18 Marine Science Credits)

Third Year (15 MPP Credits + 6 Marine Science Credits)

Likely Fall semester course of study:

  • PPOL 541 – Public Policy Analysis (3)
  • PPOL Management Course (3) : PPOL 610/MGT 610, PPOL 611/MGT 620 or PPOL 612/MGT 630  ​
  • PPOL 695 – Capstone Project: Client Policy Project I or PPOL 697 – Capstone Project: Research Policy Thesis I (3)
  • MSC elective course, other Marine Science course or PPOL LAWE – Law school Policy or Environmental course (3) (prerequisite: PPOL 512) (to be taken in fall or spring semester)

Likely Spring semester course of study:

  • PPOL 696 – Capstone Project: Client Policy Project II (3) or PPOL 698 – Capstone Project: Research Policy Thesis II (3)
  • PPOL LAWE– Law School Policy or Environmental course (3) (prerequisite: PPOL 512) (to be taken in fall or spring semester; transferable for Marine Science credit)
  • Marine Science elective courses (6 to 9 credit hours)