90 percentof SPA graduates are employed or in graduate school, or both within six months of graduation
The dual degree requires 107 credit hours of approved graduate work. If the degrees were to be earned separately, you would need to complete 39 credit hours for the MPP and 86 credit hours for the JD; however, dual degree students may apply up to 12 credits of law courses to the MPP and up to 6 credits of SPA courses to the JD. Students who test out of Quantitative Methods for Policy Analysis I (PUAD-601) can earn the degree in 104 credit hours. Each school must approve the other school's courses in advance in order for you to be able to apply them to both degrees.
The MPP program offers 11 concentrations that allow you to construct the program around your own area of interest and to focus your studies toward your individual career goals. Students may also design their own concentrations or fulfill course requirements through law school classes. You should consult with your advisor.
A minimum grade point average of 3.0 in all coursework is required to remain in good standing and to earn the degree. Full-time status is considered to be nine credit hours per semester. Students are expected to complete the dual degree within approximately four years (eight semesters).
For more information, please contact the SPA Graduate Admissions Office at 202-885-6230 or email@example.com.