Queen’s Master of Public Administration/Juris Doctor (MPA/JD) is a three-and-a-half-year combined degree program. The MPA/JD is an excellent choice if you seek to combine advanced skills in policy analysis and management with training in law for successful policy development and implementation. The School of Policy Studies has a strong reputation for advanced education in policy studies in the areas of health policy, global governance, social policy and public policy in the voluntary sector of not-for-profit, community-based, non-governmental organizations.

A maximum of five students may be admitted to this combined programs. Applications must be made for JD admission through OLSAS and concurrently for admission to the graduate degree through the School of Graduate Studies. An option to complete the combined degree programs in three years is available to students who are selected for and complete successfully an International Law Program at the Bader International Study Centre in the spring term of the first year of the combined program. Students will be assisted by the Career Development Office to seek summering positions and students will pursue the licensing process and articling after graduation.

MPA/JD Program Structure (PDF, 64KB)

Admission to MPA/JD

Concurrent applications for admission must be made to the Faculty of Law through OLSAS and to Queen's School of Graduate Studies for admission as a graduate student in the first year of the combined program.

  1. Competitive MPA/JD applicants must have completed a four-year honours undergraduate degree and achieved an A- average or 3.7 GPA in the last two years.
  2. LSAT score ≥ 160 (80th percentile).