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Juris Doctor and Masters of Public Administration Program

All concurrent study students must complete either the M.P.A. internship experience and project, or the applied study project. Internships, for which six semester hours of credit are earned, normally are scheduled during the third or fourth year of concurrent study. Additionally, a faculty-supervised thesis or research paper is written on some administrative or policy issue in public administration.

Concurrent study students must complete a minimum of 81 semester hours of School of Law credits which meet all School of Law graduation requirements, as well as all M.P.A. requirements.

Students are not permitted to take course work outside the prescribed law curriculum during the first year of law school work. Students may enroll for both law and master's work during subsequent years.

For More Information please contact: SIU School of Law at 1-800-739-9187 or by e-mail at

Angela Shimkus, Field Representative
SIU Department of Political Science
(618) 453-3190