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Juris Doctor and MPA Program|College of Law

Juris Doctor and Master of Public Administration


Admission requirements:

GPA: no minimum requirement        GRE: 900        LSAT: 150

Median scores for admitted students:

GPA: 3.43        LSAT: 153 

Application deadlines:

Ongoing, no deadline







UW College of Law provides a joint degree in Law and Masters of Public Administration

A student in the joint Juris Doctor/Master of Public Administration (JD MPA) program must be admitted to both the College of Law and College of Arts and Sciences.  The degrees are awarded concurrently by each college upon successful completion of the combined degree program requirements. 


Program Details:

In fulfillment of the J.D. degree, the College of Law will accept up to nine hours of M.P.A credits in courses approved by the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.  In fulfillment of the M.P.A degree, the College of Arts and Sciences will accept up to 12 hours of credits earned in specified courses in the J.D. program.

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Application Logistics:

Once students have completed their first year of law school, they may begin enrolling in MPA courses. The application requirements for the joint degree includes an application, a bachelors degree in any Major, GRE Exam with a combined score of 900+ OR LSAT Score of at least 150, three letters of recommendation, and official transcripts.

Applications are accepted and decisions made year round. Students may begin the program in the fall or spring semesters and summer courses are available for those who have completed POLS 5000.

It is best for JD/MPA students to begin joint coursework in the 2nd year of Law School. Students must be active in both programs to complete a joint degree. The MPA can count 4 Law courses for 4/5 MPA electives and the law school may count up to 9 MPA hours as Law electives.

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