NYU School of Law offers a dual degree program leading to Juris Doctor (JD) and a Masters in Public Administration (MPA). Students can pursue a JD/MPA with the Princeton School of International and Public Affairs.
NYU School of Law requires 83 credits to earn the JD degree. NYU applies 12 credits earned at the Princeton School of International and Public Affairs towards the JD degree; each 1-credit course at the Princeton School of International and Public Affairs transfers as 4 credits at NYU.
Students can choose from the following concentrations: International Relations, Development Studies, Domestic Policy, or Economics and Public Policy. The MPA curriculum at the Princeton School of International and Public Affairs requires twelve courses including the core curriculum and a graduate policy workshop.
The core curriculum is as follows:
- SPI 501 Politics of Public Policy
- SPI 502 Psychology for Policy Analysis and Implementation
- SPI 507 Quantitative Analysis
- SPI 508a Econometrics: Applied (half-term)
- SPI 511 Microeconomic Analysis
- SPI 512 Macroeconomic Analysis
Students typically enroll in four courses each semester at the Princeton School of International and Public Affairs. At the end of the first semester, students participate in an ungraded policy project, the Integrated Policy Exercise (IPE). The IPE requires students to synthesize the skills they acquired in the fall-term analytic courses. For detailed information on the MPA curriculum, please visit the Princeton School of International and Public Affairs website.
Students must meet the application requirements of both schools and be admitted to both schools independently. Applications may be filed simultaneously before enrolling at either school, or during their first year at either school. Students are expected to spend three consecutive semesters at Princeton University and complete five semesters at the NYU School of Law. The final semester must also be spent at the NYU School of Law. Students may not receive either degree until they have completed all coursework for both degrees.
Students interested in the program, and those already enrolled, are invited to contact Amy Chu, Senior Director of Academic Services and Registration at the School of Law (firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-998-6020), to discuss items regarding academics or the JD program. For questions regarding admission to the JD program, please contact the Office of JD Admissions at email@example.com or (212) 998-6060.
Students with specific questions about the Princeton School of International and Public Affairs Program should contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at Princeton University.