MPA /JD Joint Degree

The Master of Public Administration program (MPA) in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at The University of Georgia (UGA) collaborates with the UGA Law School to offer the MPA/JD joint degree program. This program allows a student to earn both degrees in four years, eliminating approximately one year of academic work.

Applicants must be considered for and receive admission to each program separately.  Applicants must take both the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) to be considered for admission to these programs.  Admissions decisions are made by faculty committees in each program (and approved by the Graduate School in the case of the MPA).

If a MPA/JD student is on assistantship with the Department of Public Administration and Policy, s/he is eligible to receive the tuition waiver benefit only for the academic year in which s/he is enrolled solely in MPA coursework.  A MPA/JD student may not receive a tuition waiver for terms in which s/he is enrolled in “JD” or “Split” years.

For more information, please contact Aaron Redman, MPA Recruitment and Career Services Coordinator at aredman@uga.edu; (706)542-9583 or Paul Rollins, UGA Law School, Associate Dean for Administration at rollins@uga.edu; (706) 542-7060.

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