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Public Administration and Juris Doctor, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #239 (QS) Kingston, Canada
The Master of Public Administration and Juris Doctor (MPA/JD) from Queen's University 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.

Overview

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 the Public Administration and Juris Doctor program from Queen's University. 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.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Public Law 
  • Contracts
  • Introduction to Legal Skills
  • Policy Challenges
  • Governing Institutions
  • Principles of Economics
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Criminal Law
  • Constitutional Law

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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  • Minimum required score:

    65

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: B+

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

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.

  • 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.
  • LSAT score >= 160 (80th percentile).
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      34003 CAD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 34003 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      12177 CAD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 12177 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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    Living costs for Kingston

    • 1015 - 1620 CAD/month
      Living Costs

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