Juris Doctor and Master in Public Policy
A joint program degree with Florida Coastal School of Law and Jacksonville University.
OVERVIEW Florida Coastal School of Law and Jacksonville Universityâ€™s Public Policy Institute have created a joint degree program through which qualified students may pursue a Juris Doctor (JD) and a Master in Public Policy degree from both schools simultaneously. Graduates with a joint JD/MPP degree can develop a diverse group of skills to meet the needs of careers in government, politics, nonprofit management and many others. For additional information on the JD/MPP program, visit: Danielle Noe Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs (904) 680-7659 firstname.lastname@example.org How do I enroll? www.fcsl.edu/academics/jdmpp Why pursue this joint degree? Students with baccalaureate degrees in any field are welcome to apply. Coastal Law reviews applications on a rolling basis, and later submissions will still be considered. Applicants must meet the entrance requirements for both Coastal Law and Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute and be accepted into each institution. Additionally, a dual degree enrollment form must be approved by each school. Admission to one program does not guarantee that an applicant will be admitted to the other. As the first JD/MPP in the state, this program offers an unparalleled combination of legal and public policy education. The JD/MPP program gives students a more tailored education that will provide a competitive advantage when entering their field. Taking only four years to complete, the program shortens the amount of time it would take to pursue each degree individually and is accomplished through the collaborative work of each schoolâ€™s advisors. Each student will meet jointly with JU and Coastal Law to develop his or her individual academic plan. facebook.com/CoastalLaw twitter.com/FloridaCoastal SCAN THIS OR VISIT www.fcsl.edu/academics/jdmpp Juris Doctor and Master in Public Policy TWO FIRST-CLASS PROGRAMS â€“ ONE JOINT DEGREE How is credit transferred? Can students pursue only one degree after enrolling in the dual program? JU Public Policy Institute will recognize 12 credits of JD coursework toward the MPP degree, and Coastal Law will recognize 12 credits of MPP coursework toward the JD degree. The total coursework will consist of 114 credit hours, with 36 credit hours of public policy coursework, including an internship (two-credit MPP internship requirement can be met through an MPP internship, qualifying clerkship, or qualifying work or professional experience) and 78 credit hours of JD coursework. The law school courses include two courses that provide a framework for policymaking: Administrative Law and Statutory Interpretation and Legislative Process. JD Degree MPP Degree 78 Credits of Law coursework 12 Credits of MPP coursework 90 Credits total for JD Degree 36 Credits of MPP core coursework 12 Credits of Law coursework Yes. Students may withdraw from the concurrent-degree program at any time and continue toward earning the degree of their choice. Are students currently attending either school able to apply? 48 Credits total for MPP Degree Yes. A student may apply for admission to the joint degree at any point while attending Coastal Law or JU Public Policy Institute. However, the length of time necessary to complete the two degrees may differ depending on when the student enrolls. Is Financial Aid Available? Juris Doctor and Master in Public Policy Yes, financial aid is available for qualified students. Contact the Financial Aid office at either school for more information. For details about our schoolâ€™s on-time graduation rates, job placement rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, student tuition and other costs, please visit www.fcsl.edu/academics/jdmpp