Partnered with the School of Policy Studies at Queen's University, our Faculty has pioneered two unique combined degree programs: the Master of Industrial Relations – Juris Doctor degree and the Master of Public Administration – Juris Doctor degree.
Admission to each of these combined degree programs is offered to a maximum of five select students who are required to meet concurrently the admission standards of the Faculty of Law and the School of Graduate Studies on recommendation from the relevant graduate school.
For full details regarding our combined programs, please consult the Faculty of Law Calendar, http://www.queensu.ca/calendars/law/Combined_Degree_Programs__M_I_R__J_D__and_M_P_A__J_D_.html.
For information about the combined programs from the School of Policy Studies, please see www.queensu.ca/sps.
The MIR/JD is a three and a half-year combined degree program offered by the School of Policy Studies and the Faculty of Law that merges graduate training in human resource management, employment and labour policy with a professional degree in law. An option to complete the combined degrees in three years is available to combined degree program students who are selected to complete a Global Law Program at the Bader International Study Centre in the spring term of the graduate registration year.
The Queen’s MPA/JD is a three and a-half-year combined degree program. An option to complete the combined degrees in three years is available to combined degree program students who are selected to complete a Global Law Program at the Bader International Study Centre in the spring term of the graduate registration year. The MPA-JD is an excellent choice for students seeking to combine advanced skills in policy analysis and management with training in law for successful policy interpretation and implementation. The School of Policy Studies has a strong reputation for advanced education in policy studies in the areas of health policy, defence management studies, global governance, social policy and public policy in the voluntary sector of non-profit, community-based, non-governmental organizations.
Competitive MIR/JD and MPA/JD applicants must have completed an honours degree and achieved an A- average or 3.7 GPA in the last two years and an LSAT score above the 78th percentile.
Concurrent applications for admission must be made to the Faculty of Law through OLSAS www.ouac.on.ca/olsas and to Queen's School of Graduate Studies for admission as a graduate student in the first year in each combined program.
For application information to graduate studies, see the School of Graduate Studies and Research website.
Applicants to the combined programs are eligible to receive Ontario Graduate Scholarships (O.G.S.) if a timely application for an O.G.S. was made. Further information about the O.G.S. program can be found at http://osap.gov.on.ca/eng/not_secure/OGS.htm.