The three and one-half year program leads to a dual master of public affairs and politics/juris doctor (M.P.A.P./J.D.) degree. This program includes two and one-half years in Camden or Newark studying law and one year at the Bloustein School on the New Brunswick Campus studying politics and public policy.
Students usually begin the program with the law school curriculum, completing two years of law school and one year in public policy before returning to one-half year in law school. This plan requires students to apply to the public policy program in February of their second year of law school.
Courses required during the year at the Bloustein School include public policy formation, methods, and economics. The law school will transfer 12 credits or four required courses in the public policy program toward the J.D. degree.
Students are eligible for financial aid for the year they are in residence at the Bloustein School. Awarded on a competitive basis and according to a student's needs, financial aid can include tuition, tuition and stipends, or just a stipend.
To be considered for the dual degree program, students must apply to the Bloustein School, Public Policy Program in New Brunswick and be accepted to the School of Law at Camden or Newark. Students should submit their full applications by January 15 (for financial support consideration). The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) will be accepted in place of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).