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The Humphrey School of Public Affairs is the University of
Minnesota's school of policy and planning.


Law School Dual Degree Program

MPP or MS-STEP or MURP from the Humphrey School and Juris Doctor (JD) from the Law School

Students enrolled in the law school dual degree program may begin their studies in either program. It is best to complete a full year in one program before beginning the second program.

Degree Requirements: MPP, MS-STEP, MURP

You also must complete all required courses for your Humphrey degree, as well as an internship (MPP or MURP degrees) and a professional (non-thesis) paper (MPP, MURP-coursework Only, or MS-STEP - Plan B option). If you are pursuing the MS-STEP - Plan A or MURP-Plan A options, you will write a thesis. A law clerkship that focuses on a planning- or policy-related topic, may count toward the required Humphrey School internship.

Degree Requirements: JD

As a dual degree student, you must meet all Law School requirements: 88 credits (of which 30 are required first-year courses), as well as completion of professional responsibility and writing requirements. The Law School will accept six credits of graduate-level coursework completed outside the Law School. Most law school dual degree program students use public affairs coursework to fulfill these six credits. You may petition the Law School to accept an additional six credits of graduate-level coursework in classes that are substantially law-related.

A total of 17 Law School credits may be applied to the MPP or MURP degree programs and 14.5 (Plan B) or 7.5 (Plan A) to the MS-STEP program as courses in a concentration or specialization and as electives.

The law school dual degree program is part of a larger Joint Degree Program in Law, Health, and the Life Sciences, which involves the Law School, the College of Biological Sciences, and the School of Public Health. Participating students also take a required, one-credit seminar for all students in the law, health, and the life sciences program.

For more information about our law school dual degree program, contact:

MPP/JD and MURP/JD contact:

School of Law Admissions Office
University of Minnesota
290 Mondale Hall, 229-19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-625-5005

MS-STEP/JDP contact:

Joint Degree Program in Law, Health, and the Life Sciences
N-140 Mondale Hall, 229-19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-625-0055

Humphrey School MPP/JD, MURP/JD, MS-STEP/JDP contact:

Humphrey Student Services
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
301 19th Ave. S. Room 280
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-624-3800