- The remaining 9 hours are to be taken in one of the following recommended fields of specialization: State and Local Government Administration, Leadership Studies, Nonprofit Administration, Criminal Justice, or Health Services Administration. Other specializations may be approved by the Graduate Program Director.
Concurrent M.P.A. Program with Juris Doctor, Ph. D. and Ed. D.
A student can concurrently pursue a Master of Arts in Political Science or Master of Public Administration and a Juris Doctor, counting a maximum of nine credit hours in certain law courses toward either Master’s degree and nine hours in certain Political Science courses counting toward the Juris Doctor requirements. Students pursuing the Ph.D. or Ed.D. may also pursue a joint degree with the M.P.A. The Joint Degree program is open to Plan A and Plan B students in the M.A. program, as well as students in the M.P.A. programs. Additional information available from the respective Program Directors upon request.