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. joint degree?
J.D. M.P.A. at UND
Normally, the joint program will be completed in four years. With summer school classes it may be possible to obtain both degrees more quickly.
Get valuable on-the-ground expertise through the School of Law's Externship/Field Placement program. We have 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. Our students have worked in city, county and state government, non-profit groups, NGOs and more.
We offer student support services such as academic advisors, career services and free tutoring.
Our flexible public administration program is offered online or on-campus.
Careers with a J.D. and M.P.A.
Public Administration and Law Course Options
Leaders in Action
In the classroom or boardroom, you'll gain the hands-on experience necessary to become a leader.