Public Administration (J.D./M.P.A.)
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 at UND?
UND's M.P.A. program establishes your credentials as a person who understands the challenges of public management, and how to design and analyze public policy.
As a student in UND's joint J.D./M.P.A. program, you'll be able to count six credits of law school classes toward your M.P.A., while you count an equal number of M.P.A. classes to your law degree. That can save at least a semester in time.
This joint program typically takes four years, but you can finish even more quickly by taking summer courses.
While you'll need to attend law classes in person, all M.P.A. classes are available in a live, online feed. Candidates for UND's joint J.D./M.P.A. program need to be accepted to both the School of Law and the School of Graduate Studies.
Accreditation by NASPAA and ABA
This joint public administration program is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) and the American Bar Association (ABA).