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MPP/JD Joint Degree Curriculum

The joint MPP/JD degree program requires a total of 116 units: 38 units of the public policy curriculum and 78 units of law courses. It thus permits the student to complete in four years what would ordinarily require five years if undertaken separately. The required 38 units of MPP study and other MPP-related requirements for a joint MPP/JD are as follows:

MPP 600
The Enduring Legacy of the American Founding at Home and Abroad (4 units)

MPP 601
Great Ideas: Ethics, Culture, Markets, Politics, and Technology (3 units)

MPP 602
Applied Economic Analysis of Public Policy I (3 units)

MPP 603
Applied Research Methods in Public Policy (3 units)

MPP 604
Political, Organizational, and Strategic Aspects of Public Policy Analysis (3 units)


MPP 605
Applied Economic Analysis of Public Policy II (3 units)

MPP 606
Public Policy and the Legal Framework (3 units)

MPP 607
Policy Research Seminar (Capstone) (4 units)

MPP 608
Professional Development (CR/NC)
Students must complete three semesters of MPP 608

MPP 699
Policy Internship (CR/NC)

School of Public Policy Electives (15 units)