May 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Simultaneous Enrollment in M.P.A. and J.D. Degree Programs


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Requirements


The Department of Public Administration and the College of Law at Northern Illinois University offer the opportunity for simultaneous enrollment in the M.P.A. and J.D. degree programs to qualified graduate students. Students must be admitted to both the M.P.A. program and the J.D. program. Matriculation in the two programs must be within 18 months of each other.

Since students enroll in two separate degree programs, to receive both degrees students must meet all of the graduation requirements for both degree programs. A student may obtain either degree prior to completing all requirements for the other degree. Up to 12 semester hours of College of Law course work may be applied toward the 40 semester hours required for the M.P.A. degree, and up to 12 semester hours of M.P.A. course work with a grade of B or better may be applied toward the 90 semester hours required for the J.D. degree.

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