Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Joint Degree - Master of Public Administration and Master of International Relations
Joint Degree - Master of Public Administration and International Relations
Via one of these formal joint degree programs, students can prepare for a career at the nexus of law and either public administration or international relations, in such fields as international law, humanitarian law, and international business transactions.
Students must gain admission to both PAIA and SU's College of Law, and will complete the entire first year of their JD prior to matriculation into the PAIA degree. For both the JD/MPA and JD/IR, completion requires just three years of study - the same time required of a JD alone. Students interested in this program need to complete both the GRE and the LSAT exams.
Alternatively, the Department of Public Administration and International Affairs accepts applications from SU COL first year students for either the MPA or MAIR degree programs. Each fall, SU's COL hosts a joint degree fair so students can learn more about joint degree options. Internal applicants do not need to submit GRE scores. First year COL students should visit the SU COL Office of Student Affairs for complete instructions for applying as an internal applicant to these program. Students must apply before Feb 1 of their 1L year to be considered for these joint programs. Students beyond their 1L year are not eligible.
More information is available at the College of Law website: JD/MPA and JD/IR.
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Financial Aid: No
International Financial Aid: No
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Midsize City