Law School - M.P.P./J.D.

The Harris School and the Law School at the University of Chicago offer students an opportunity to earn both a M.P.P. and a J.D. degree. Upon completion, students graduate with both a Master of Public Policy from the Harris School and a Doctor of Law from the Law School. The joint degree program allows students who are interested in the application of the law to public policy issues to have a comprehensive course of study. Students in this program take the seven required Harris School core courses, plus seven electives for a total of 14 courses. Ten of the 14 courses must be Harris School courses. All 14 are taken during the four quarters of registration at the Harris School. Students may apply one academic quarter of up to four 100 unit courses taken within the Harris School toward the hours required to obtain their law degree. This enables students to earn both degrees in four years. Both degrees must be awarded in the same quarter. Students who wish to participate in this program must complete the separate admissions processes to both the Harris School and the Law School. Students already admitted to the Harris School may apply during their first year to the Law School; those admitted to the Law School may apply during their first or second year to the Harris School.