Juris Doctor/Master of Urban Planning and Policy

UIC School of Law and the Department of Urban Planning and Policy of the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs (CUPPA) offer a joint program leading to the Juris Doctor (JD) / Master of Urban Planning and Policy (MUPP) degrees.

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 MUPP (60 hours), with 28 hours being shared between the two degrees, for a total of at least 122 hours.

Applying to the Joint JD/MUPP Degree Program

Students must apply to the JD program and the MUPP 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, dsorkin@uic.edu

Department of Urban Planning and Policy: Nik Theodore, Professor and Head of Department, Department of Urban Planning and Policy, theodore@uic.edu