The MPP/JD dual degree program can be completed in just seven semesters (3.5 years), reducing the typical time to earn both degrees by one full year. This reduced schedule results from the acceptance of credits by programs from the other to fulfill a portion of each degree’s course requirements. This also results in reducing the overall cost of earning both degrees by a significant amount. For detailed information on tuition costs and fees for the MPP/JD Dual Degree program, visit the UNH Law Dual Degree Tuition & Fees webpage.
Master in Public Policy and Juris Doctor Dual Degree MPP/JD
Public Policy and Juris Doctor Dual Degree (M.P.P./J.D.)
Be The Kind Of Lawyer Who Makes A Difference.
The Carsey School's MPP/JD Dual Degree program provides a rich combination of legal expertise with the strategy and practice of communicating important policy issues to decision-makers and those impacted by public policies. You will gain the critical skills and knowledge required to tackle a broad range of complex challenges in the contemporary world of law and public policy, preparing you for a broad range of career options upon graduation.
WHY GET A DUAL PUBLIC POLICY AND JURIS DOCTOR DEGREE?
The public policy master’s and Juris Doctor dual degree (MPP/JD) will provide you with a deep understanding of how legal and policy issues relate. Through this public policy and law joint degree, you’ll gain the critical skills and knowledge required to tackle a broad range of complex challenges in the contemporary world of law and public policy.
WHY CHOOSE UNH’S PUBLIC POLICY AND JURIS DOCTOR DEGREE PROGRAM?
The Carsey School of Public Policy’s MPP degree complements the JD with a broad grounding in the world of public policy. The two degrees are generally awarded after three-and-a-half years, offering substantial savings in both time and expense. Courses for the JD program are taught at the UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law in Concord, N.H., while those for the Carsey School’s MPP program are offered at the UNH Durham campus. A portion of the public policy experiential learning takes place during the January-term Washington, D.C., colloquium. You will also complete an internship at a policy-focused organization or, if doing a legal residency, at the externship location.
- Government affairs coordinator
- Legislative staff
- Policy analyst
- Public interest advocate
- Regulatory affairs manager
- Research analyst