MPA- Doctor of Jurisprudence
The dual JD/MPA (Master of Public Affairs) program offers students the opportunity to specialize in areas such as comparative and international affairs, environmental and natural resources management, health services administration, personnel management and labor relations, policy analysis, public financial administration, public information systems management, or public or urban management.
Increasingly, careers in the federal, state and local governments as well as nonprofit organizations and private sector businesses require an understanding of public administration, policy analysis, and public affairs, as well as law. The modern practice of law increasingly involves use of information from other disciplines. Combining the JD with training in economics, public policy, management, and statistics equips graduates for a variety of careers beyond the traditional practice of law.