Joint Juris Doctor/Master of Public Administration

UIC School of Law and the Department of Public Policy, Management, and Analytics of the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs (CUPPA) offer joint programs leading to the Juris Doctor (JD)/Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree.

Length of Program 

Full-time students may complete the joint degree program in four years.

Program Requirements

Students must complete the requirements for both the JD (90 hours) and the MPA (54  hours), with 28 hours being shared between the two degrees, for a total of at least 116 hours.

Applying to the Joint JD/MPA Degree Program:

Students must apply to the JD and the MPA program and be admitted to each separately in order to be considered for the joint degree program. The policies of each program with respect to admission requirements, degree requirements, and other academic requirements are applicable. To be considered for admission to the joint program, students must take the LSAT or GRE, have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution, and satisfy other application requirements for each college.

Further Information

School of Law: David E. Sorkin, Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Associate Professor of Law,

College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs: Allyson Holbrook, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Public Policy, Management, and Analytics,