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Master of Public Policy/Juris Doctor (MPP/JD) Joint Degree Program

Program Overview

School: School of Public Policy
Units: 116 units
Terms: 8 terms (4 years)
Location: Malibu

Fall 2021 application portal opens on October 1, 2020. In response to the needs of our 2021 applicants during the COVID-19 pandemic, the School of Public Policy is making the GRE/GMAT/LSAT requirements optional.

Earn Your joint MPP/JD Degree at Pepperdine School of Public Policy

The Master of Public Policy and Juris Doctor (MPP/JD) degree program is a joint degree program between the School of Public Policy and the School of Law.

The MPP/JD program is designed to strengthen and perfect the preparation of those whose successful leadership depends on a fuller understanding of and a stronger skill set for addressing issues of public policy in the practice of law or in the interface between the private business sector and an increasingly complex government presence.

Reflecting a Christian commitment to subsidiary and grassroots problem solving within community, our joint MPP/JD program addresses the management of nonprofit associations and foundations, understanding that, at times, they may depend heavily on a carefully tended relationship with government or may be expected to provide social services on behalf of the government.

Pepperdine University's joint Master of Public Policy/Juris Doctor program is unique in recognizing the growing importance of the intermediary institutions between the federal government and the individual as well as the critical role of local, regional, and state government. It further acknowledges the need for domestic and global business to appreciate more fully the implications of public policy both in the United States and other regions and how to manage those policies.

Interested students must apply to and be accepted by both the School of Public Policy and the School of Law program, separately. Please consult the academic catalog for joint degree program details.

Graduates Quick Facts

  • 4 yrscompletion instead of 5 years if pursued separately
  • 5MPP Specializations
  • 13:1MPP Student:Faculty Ratio
  • MalibuCampus Location

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Office of Admission
School of Public Policy
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263