JD/MPA (Master of Public Administration)

Explore our combined Juris Doctor (JD) and MPA degree

Entry requirements

To gain acceptance into this combined degree program, you must satisfy the entrance requirements of both our JD program and the School of Public Administration's MPA program. For admission, you must apply to both the Schulich School of Law and the School of Public Administration individually. You may submit LSAT results in lieu of GMAT results.

Order of classes

A total of 13 half credit Public Administration courses are required. The combined degree program is structured as follows:

Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
  • Required course PUAD 6100 plus one elective course from the MPA program. Students may choose to do one half credit elective course from outside the MPA course offerings. This course must be approved by the MPA Graduate Coordinator.
  • 23-25 credit hours of courses from our JD program, which must include LAWS 2099 - Legal Profession and Professional Responsibility, and a major paper class.

Find out more

If you'd like to know more, please contact either MPA admissions team member dolene.lapointe@dal.ca or our own JD admissions team at law.admissions@dal.ca.