This four-year (39 credit) program offers students the analytical and quantitative skills of an MPP to complement their knowledge of the legal system. Students may pursue a dual MPP/JD degree with the Duke, UNC or NCCU Schools of Law. The first year of the program is completed in the MPP Program. Years two and three are completed at the respective law school. The final year requires active registration in both program with 9 credits of public policy coursework completed at Sanford.
"Clients now expect their attorneys to provide more than just sound legal advice - what they truly value are multidisciplinary problem solvers. The faculty at Sanford taught me how to analyze complex problems and devise logical solutions. This ability sets me apart from other lawyers, and it's the number one reason for the success of my legal career."
- Joseph Davis JD/MPP '07, Associate, DLA Piper Global Law
Please note that separate applications are required for dual degree programs. For the MPP/JD degree, separate applications are submitted to the MPP program and to the law school of choice. We waive the GRE testing requirement and accept the LSAT for law school applicants. However, we strongly encourage submission of the GRE for MPP/JD dual degree applicants to be competitive with those who are submitting the GRE. For application procedures on the MPP program, please refer to the MPP admissions page.