Take the fast track to a legal career in politics, government or non-profits.
In almost the same time you can earn a law degree from UND's highly regarded law school, you can also earn your master's degree in Public Administration. That kind of combination will set you apart as a person who isn't just fluent with legal matters, but also steeped in the value of public service.
- Program type:
- Law Degree
- On Campus or Online
- Est. time to complete:
- 4 or less
- Credit hours:
- 112 (84 J.D., 28 M.P.A.)
Why earn a J.D./M.P.A. in public administration?
UND's Public Administration Program
#16: Rank of UND's online M.P.A. program by Top Management Degrees.
Get valuable on-the-ground expertise through the School of Law's Externship/Field Placement program, which has placed students in federal courts, non-profit organizations and other offices.
Double your network: Tap into contacts you'll make through both the School of Law and UND's Nistler College of Business & Public Administration.
Earn hands-on experience through internships: Students have worked in city, county and state government, non-profit groups, NGOs and more.
Gain access to the tools, resources and people of UND's Career Services office.
Normally, the joint program will be completed in four years. With summer school classes it may be possible to obtain both degrees even more quickly.
Public Administration Careers
Public Administration J.D./M.P.A. Courses
Gain the Insights to Lead
Students at UND gain the experience necessary to lead in the classroom and in the office.