The Program

The Law Program is 90 credits and the MPPM Program is 36 credits of required core (18 credits) and elective courses (18 credits). Taken separately, the two programs require 126 credits. The Law Program will accept 9 credits for courses taken in the MPPM Program and the MPPM Program will accept 12 credits taken in the Law Program. This results in a program of 105 credits (81 Law and 24 MPPM), representing a discount of 21 credits. It should be possible to complete the 105-credit program in less than four years with summer study.

 The first year is devoted to the standard Law first-year curriculum consisting of 30 credits. The Law program will accept 9 credits from the following list of required MPPM 3 credit Core Courses. 

 The MPPM program will accept

  • 3 credits Upper Level Writing Requirement as long as the research paper is related to a public policy, planning or public or nonprofit management topic;
  • 6 credits public service-related externship
  • 3 additional law credits from approved law courses in consultation with the PPM advisor


Students follow the standard application process for both programs and will be admitted separately to each program. Entrance to one program does not in any way ensure admission to the other.

Learn more about the Dual MPPM and Law Degree.