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Master of Public Affairs-Doctor of Jurisprudence

The combined M.P.A.-J.D. program enables the student to take a sequence of courses leading to the attainment of both degrees.

Requirements for Graduation:

  • 84 credit hours of law courses and satisfy all requirements for the degree of Doctor of Jurisprudence.
  • 34 credit hours of SPEA courses.
  • Complete of a research paper in the last year of the combined program.
M.P.A. Course Requirements (18 credit hours):
  • SPEA-V 502 Public Management (3 cr.) OR
  • SPEA-V 525 Management in the Nonprofit Sector (3 cr.)
  • SPEA-V 506 Statistical Analysis for Effective Decision Making (3 cr.)
  • SPEA-V 517 Public Management Economics (3 cr.)
  • SPEA-V 560 Public Finance and Budgeting (3 cr. ) OR
  • SPEA-V 526 Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr.)
  • SPEA-V 598 Governing and Leading in a Global Society (3 cr.)
  • SPEA-V 600 Capstone in Public and Environmental Affairs (3 cr.)
M.P.A. Concentration Requirements (14 credit hours):

Will consist of the required courses for a concentration to be chosen by the student

Joint Research Paper (2 credit hours):

To be completed in the last year of the combined program and jointly supervised by advisors from both schools.Credit for this supervised research will be arranged and will count toward degree requirements in both schools. Two hours of V590, Research in Public Affairs, will toward the M.P.A. degree program.

The topic must be selected no later than the end of the third year of the combined program, must include elements of both disciplines, and must be approved by the student's co-advisors.

From degree requirements prior to May 2003, please contact SPEA Student Services at 317-274-4656.

Effective Fall 2005