Oct 16, 2021  
2021-2022 Law Bulletin 
    
2021-2022 Law Bulletin

Law and Public Administration, J.D./M.P.A


For students enrolled in the dual degree program, the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies will allow 14 semester hours of law courses with a grade of B or better to be counted as electives in the M.P.A. program. Reciprocally, the College of Law will permit approved 8000-level M.P.A. courses with grades of B or better to be credited toward 14 hours of the J.D. No credit hours for M.P.A. courses will be applied to the J.D. until the M.P.A. is awarded. Students can satisfy this requirement by completing both degrees simultaneously or by completing all degree requirements for the M.P.A. degree first. Similarly, no credit hours for M.P.A. courses will be applied toward the J.D. requirement until the J.D. is awarded. Students can satisfy this requirement by completing the requirements for the J.D. first. A law student must earn 90 semester hours of credit to qualify for the J.D.

After students have been admitted to both the M.P.A. and J.D. programs and have declared their intent to enter the program, they must, at first opportunity, complete the first 30 hours of required courses in the J.D. program as outlined in this Bulletin. After completion of these 30 hours of J.D. courses, enrollment in courses of either college or enrollment in both colleges concurrently is permitted. The requirements for the M.P.A. must be completed within eight years of the initial semester of enrollment in the M.P.A. program. The J.D. must be completed with seven years of the initial semester of enrollment in the J.D. program.

An M.P.A. student should consult with the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies regarding any courses that may be required to complete prior to commencing 8000-level courses. If the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies does require any such courses, the College of Law recommends that students planning on part-time law study complete those courses prior to taking their first law courses.