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Public Administration Program

School of Politics, Public Affairs & International Studies

Joint MPA/JD Degree


Students must be successfully admitted to both the Law School and the MPA program. Application requirements are the same as MPA students, though MPA/JD students are allowed to substitute their LSAT score in place of the GRE.

Program of Study

Students must complete the core and option-core elements of the MPA Degree Requirements, but may apply up to 3 courses (9 hours) in place of 3 of the 4 required electives. The Law School may approve up to 3 MPA courses (9 hours) to the Law transcript with advisor approval.


All Graduate Faculty Regulations will apply to all the courses on the MPA/JD degree Program of Study and students will be required to finish the same graduation requirements as all other graduate students.

Degree Conferral

  • Two separate degrees will be posted with a note at the bottom of the Graduate Transcript indicating the number of law hours accepted as electives toward the joint MPA/JD degree. Two separate diplomas will be awarded.
    This note is necessary because a student using the maximum allowed law hours as electives will not meet the 30 cumulative hours on the Graduate Transcript required for a master's degree as required by Graduate Faculty Regulation.
    This will be the only indication on the student's transcript that they were pursuing the joint degree.

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Email or call (307)-766-6484 for further information about the MPA/JD program.

Contact Us

Masters of Public Administration Program

Department 3197 | A&S 208

1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307)-766-6484


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