This exceptional new Public Accountability and Law program brings together the greatest strengths of each institution, combining The City University of New York Law School’s nationally renowned expertise in public interest law with John Jay College’s incomparable MPA program in investigating waste, fraud, and abuse in public services. Students of the JD/MPA Program will graduate with a unique set of skills and the inspiration to rise to the highest ideals of citizenship.
Graduates will achieve an unprecedented commitment to accountability, transparency, and equity of the law that will ensure their individual success and allow them to make lasting contributions to the pursuit of justice and equality in cases of police bias, government corruption, medical/healthcare fraud, technological misuse, media ethics, and other public service matters.
The JD/MPA Joint Degree Program will graduate lawyers uniquely qualified to be leaders in the field of inspection and oversight functions. As practitioners, policy makers, or legal scholars, JD/MPA graduates will be prepared to succeed in essential careers with federal, state, and local agencies as well as independent and private sector organizations.
- Legal Research
- Administrative Law
- Evidence and Lawyering
- Public Administration Ethics, Integrity, and Accountability
- Assessments, Audits and Investigations in Human Resources
- Public Sector Accounting and Auditing
- Public Sector Inspection and Oversight
- 12 months
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International855 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 855 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
National855 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 855 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
- Local students: $5,545 / semester
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