Law/Public Administration

The Saint Louis University School of Law and College of Arts and Sciences jointly administer our graduate dual-degree program in law and public administration.


About the Program

Combing a Juris Doctor with a Master of Public Administration provides you with unique legal and administrative understanding of the public bureaucracy. It takes about four years to complete both degrees.

Curriculum and Program Requirements

You’ll spend the first year of this dual-degree program completing basic curriculum requirements in the School of Law. During the following semesters, you’ll complete coursework for both law and public administration.

You’ll complete the usual curriculum for each program, totaling 106 hours of coursework, with 12 law credits applying to the M.P.A., and nine public administration credits applying to the J.D.

Faculty
  • Michael J. Kolnik, J.D.
  • J.D. Bowen, Ph.D.

Application Process

You must be admitted to both the Saint Louis University School of Law and the College of Arts and Sciences, meeting the requirements for both the law program and public administration program, to pursue this dual degree.

Two separate graduate school applications are required. You may apply to both schools concurrently, or you may begin law school and apply to the College of Arts and Sciences during your first year.

Apply to the School of Law

Apply to the College of Arts and Sciences

Application Deadlines

Applications to the School of Law are due by Feb. 1. Applications to the College of Arts and Sciences for this program are reviewed on a rolling basis.