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JD/MPA and JD/IR Joint Degrees

Time to Complete

JD/MPA. Students admitted to both the Maxwell Schools MPA program and the SU College of Law may complete the joint JD/MPA program in three years of study.  By taking advantage of PAI coursework over the summer (July-August) in between their 1L and 2L years, JD/MPA students are able to complete all the courses required for the JD/MPA by May of their 3L year.  There are no required courses in the second summer, leaving this time free for students to participate in a full time legal internship (May-August) before their 3L year.

JD/IR. Students admitted to both the Maxwell Schools MAIR program and the SU College of Law may complete the joint JD/IR program in three years of study. By taking advantage of an MAIR internship for credit in either summer (May-August) during their time of study, JD/IR students are able to complete all the courses required for the JD/IR by May of their 3L year.  The MAIR internship can be completed within the US or abroad.