The Juris Doctor degree is granted after completion of a minimum of 88 semester hours of both required and elective law school courses.
To qualify for the MPP degree, students must complete 39 credit hours at Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy. The MPP degree has a number of required courses: Policy Analysis I and II, Statistics and Data Analysis, Ethics and Policy Making (or an approved ethics course), Microeconomics I and II, Politics of the Policy Process and Quantitative Evaluation Methods. Students must also complete a summer internship.
Approximately 12 credit hours of the MPP degree may be used toward the 88 credit hours needed to complete the JD. Students are expected to complete the first year of the MPP program before beginning the JD program.