Public Administration/Juris Doctor, M.P.A./J.D.

The College of Law and the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies offer a joint Master of Public Administration/Juris Doctor degree. This joint program provides an opportunity to pursue studies in law and public affairs and public management concurrently. Students in the program use credit hours earned in one program to satisfy some or all of the elective course requirements for the other program, earning both degrees one to two terms earlier than would be required to earn each separately.

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Public Administration/Juris Doctor, M.P.A./J.D.

Andrew Young School of Policy Studies


The joint J.D. and MPA program is compressed of the following courses:

  • Required Core Courses (21 credit hours)
  • Electives (15 credit hours)
  • Internship or Practicum (3 credit hours)

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This joint degree is especially valuable to Georgia State graduates, given the university’s location in downtown Atlanta and proximity to numerous federal, state and local government agencies and to other private and nonprofit organizations with broad public affairs interests. The credibility of the joint degree nationally is evident through the many elite institutions that offer comparable programs.