Students enrolled in the Master in Public Policy and Juris Doctor (MPP/JD) Dual Degree program are required to earn a minimum of 104 credits to successfully complete the dual degree which confers both an MPP degree and a JD degree. If both degrees are pursued separately, students are required to take a total of 125 Credits: 85 Credits for the JD degree and 40 Credits for the MPP degree, taking approximately four and one half years to complete. With the MPP/JD Dual Degree, the UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law accepts up to 12 credits of approved MPP courses and the Carsey School of Public Policy accepts up to 9 credits of approved JD courses, reducing the total required credits to 104 and time to complete the two degrees to three and one half years.
Students start their dual degree by completing their first year of the Juris Doctor program at the UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law. Students then complete one year of coursework in the MPP program at the Carsey School of Public Policy and return to the law school for their final one and one half years of coursework. Note that students are advised to have taken an introductory level economics class prior to starting the MPP portion of the MPP/JD Dual Degree program such as a “principles of economics” (macro or micro). It is highly recommended that students meet with their Graduate Academic Advisors from both programs prior to starting the Dual Degree to insure they have a clear understanding of each program's pre-requisites, degree requirements, and course schedules.
Students completing the dual degree will graduate with two degrees: Master in Public Policy degree and Juris Doctor degree.
MPP CURRICULUM for MPP/JD Dual Degree
|PPOL 806||Fundamentals of Policy Analysis||3|
|PPOL 902||Strategy and Practice of Public Policy||3|
|PPOL 904||Economics for Public Policy||3|
|PPOL 908||Quantitative Methods for Policy Research||3|
|PPOL 910||Policy Across Borders||3|
|PPOL 950||Washington DC Colloquium||3|
|PPOL 990A||Policy Capstone Planning||1|
|PPOL 990||Policy Capstone||3|
|PPOL 998||Policy Internship 1||3|
|or PPOL 998A|| Policy Internship|
For more details on the MPP program, visit the MPP website.
JD CURRICULUM for MPP/JD Dual Degree
|LGP 900||The Legal Profession||1|
|LGP 909||Civil Procedure||4|
|LGP 916||Constitutional Law||4|
|LPI 912||Fundamentals of Law Practice||3|
|or LIP 944|| Fundamentals of Intellectual Property|
|LSK 900||Legal Research and Information Literacy||2|
|LSK 919||Legal Analysis and Writing 1||2|
|LSK 920||Legal Analysis and Writing 2||3|
|LCR 906||Criminal Procedure I: The Law of Criminal Investigation||3|
|LGP 903||Administrative Process||3|
|LGP 951||Professional Responsibility||3|
For more details on the JD program, visit the Requirements for the Juris Doctor Degree.
MPP/JD Dual Degree Credit Summary