Dual MPP/Juris Doctorate Program

This dual degree program allows students to share 15 units of coursework toward both the MPP and JD degree requirements.  The total units required for an MPP is 42, whereas 88 units are required for the JD program.

MPP students participating in this dual degree will only need to complete 24 units of core coursework and 3 units of capstone.  Elective coursework will be completed under the Law program and applied toward the MPP degree requirements as indicated on the Master's Plan of Study.  In total, the duration of the program should be completed within four years.

It is recommended that students begin in their first year under the JD program so they may apply completed MPP coursework towards both degree programs.  Below is a sample plan of study:

1st Year of Study - Law (JD) Coursework

  • Law 600A: Contracts
  • LAW 601A: Civil Procedure
  • LAW 602: Criminal Procedure
  • LAW 603A: Legal Research, Analysis & Communication I
  • LAW 603B: Legal Research, Analysis & Communication II
  • LAW 604C: Torts
  • LAW 605: Constitutional Law I
  • LAW 606: Property
  • LAW 679B: Preparing to Practice
  • LAW 6xx: Limited choice elective

2nd Year of Study - MPP Coursework

Fall semester:

  • PA 503: Politics, Policy & Public Management
  • PA 504: Intermediate Economics for Public Policy
  • PA 552: Statistical Decision Making
  • PA 515: State & Local Government Finance

Spring semester:

  • PA 553: Policy Analysis I
  • PA 555: Statistics for Policy Analysis II
  • 2 Electives (Law or SGPP)

3rd and 4th Years of Study - Remaining Coursework for both Law and MPP

  • PA 554: Policy Analysis II (fall semester)
  • PA 505: Methods for Program Evaluation (spring semester)
  • PA 594: Capstone (spring semester)
  • LAW 608: Evidence
  • LAW 609: Professional Responsibility
  • LAW 653A: Advanced Legal Writing
  • LAW 645A: Basic Trial Advocacy
  • LAW 668: Pretrial Litigation
  • LAW 6xx: Law electives


For more information on the JD program and law coursework for this dual degree, please contact Katherine Barnes (Professor of Law).

For more information on the MPP program, please contact SBS-sgppmasters@email.arizona.edu.