Public Policy and Law, Master of Public Policy and Juris Doctorate (dual degree) (M.P.P. and J.D.)

Students are required to complete 114 total credits with 39 credits in Public Policy and 75 credits taken in Law.

The University of Maryland School of Law (located in Baltimore) and the School of Public Policy offer a dual program of studies leading to both the MPP and JD degrees, in less time (often four years) and at less cost than if the degrees were obtained separately. Because they can double-count 9 credits taken at each school towards the other school, students complete 75 (versus 84) credits at the law school and 39 (versus 48) credits in the policy school, thus saving 18 credits.

Candidates must separately apply to the dual degree program in both the law school and the policy school. If admitted by only one program, the student may enroll in that program.

For further discussion of admission and degree requirements, students may consult each school's website.

Course Title Credits
Required courses:
PLCY630Normative and Political Dimensions of Public Policy3
PLCY631Governance: Leadership, Management and Accountability3
PLCY680Examining Social Identity and Pluralism in Public Policy3
PLCY610Quantitative Aspects of Public Policy3
PLCY640Microeconomic and Policy Analysis3
PLCY641Macroeconomics and Policy Analysis3
PLCY670Public Budgeting & Financial Management3
PLCY690Policy Engagement Project3
PLCY790Project Course3
Remainder of coursework12
Total Credits39