The College of Law and Askew School of Public Administration & Policy joint graduate pathway in law and public administration, J.D./M.P.A., permits the completion of both programs concurrently. Current law students must meet with and submit all documents for admission to the College of Law joint graduate pathway coordinator before March 1 for summer admissions or July 1 for fall admissions during or following their first year of law school. The College of Law joint graduate pathway coordinator will then submit their completed packet to the College of Law and the Askew School of Public Administration & Policy for approval. Any student who has completed M.P.A. coursework prior to matriculating to the College of Law, or who wishes to apply for the joint graduate pathway after beginning their second year of law school, must obtain prior written approval from the College of Law before applying for the joint graduate pathway.
Applicants to the M.P.A. program must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, an upper division (junior and senior) grade point average of 3.0 or better, and official and currently valid standardized test score(s) from a nationally recognized graduate-level admission test (GRE, GMAT, LSAT or other). Applicants should contact the Askew School of Public Administration & Policy to obtain specific information on the standardized test requirement.