Joint Degrees

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MPA with Juris Doctorate (JD)

The joint program allows students to obtain both a Juris Doctorate (JD) and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree in four years. The program is designed to prepare law school students for government, political and nonprofit legal positions. The first year is spent completing coursework within the Law program. Years two through four are spent completing coursework within the Law and MPA programs. To be admitted to this program, students must apply separately to both programs. 

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MPA with Master of Arts in International Administration (MAIA)

The Master of Public Administration/Master of Arts in International Administration (MPA/MAIA) degrees are offered jointly by the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Political Science and the MAIA Program. The International Administration degree with a second master’s degree in Public Administration is designed for students who seek in-depth management skills essential to public and nonprofit organizations oriented towards a diverse metropolitan environment, as well as a deeper understanding of how governments and non-governmental organizations work together in international settings.

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MPA with Master of Public Health (MPH)

The Master of Public Administration/Master in Public Health (MPA/MPH) degree is offered jointly by the University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences and the Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health Sciences. The joint degree is designed for students who seek an in-depth knowledge of public health with training in management and public policy administration. Students may complete the requirements for the MPA and MPH degrees consecutively or in succession. Applicants must be admitted into the MPH and MPA programs on a separate basis, based on the admissions requirements and procedure of each individual program.

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