Students in the JD/MS in Law and Policy generally complete the MS degree component of the joint degree after their first year at NU Law School. Taking 9SH in Law Electives into account, the MS degree can be completed over three semesters (fall, spring and summer).
The J.D./M.S. Core
The JD/MS LPP Core (22 SH)
Students in JD/MS in Law and Public Policy develop their skills in policy analysis, research methods, and strategies for policy design by completing 22 SH in core requirements. Core courses may be taken in any sequence, with the exception of the Capstone course (PPUA7673), which is always completed in the spring semester.
Beyond the Core
JD/MS General Electives (6 SH)
JD/MS students complete two electives (6 SH) in a policy focus area: sustainability, climate change and environment, health policy, and urban policy. Electives can be completed a wide array of electives offered by the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and by other programs in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities and elsewhere in the University.
JD/MS Law Electives (9 SH)
JD/MS students typically apply 12QH from the School of Law as 9SH in Law Electives. With the approval of the program, students may substitute additional General Electives for Law Electives.
For additional information, contact Brianna Freeman.
Type of Program
- Graduate Program