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    Oct 25, 2020  
American University Catalog 2019-2020 
    
American University Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Policy (MPP) and Master of Laws (LLM)


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Admission to the Program


Applicants must satisfy the admission requirements of both the Department of Public Administration and Policy  (DPAP)/SPA and Washington College of Law  (WCL). Admission criteria are the same as those for the Public Policy (MPP) . However, students who have been admitted to WCL will not be required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Students may begin their studies in SPA in their first semester of the LLM program. Admission to either the MPP or LLM program does not guarantee admission to the other.

Dual Degree Requirements


  • 45 credits hours of approved graduate coursework, including 27 credit hours of MPP coursework in SPA, and 18 credit hours of law coursework in WCL

MPP Degree Requirements


  • 39 credits hours of approved graduate coursework, including 27 credit hours of MPP coursework in SPA, and 12 credit hours from WCL. At least 24 credit hours for the MPP must be taken in approved SPA courses.
  • Capstone Experience: requirement completed through assignments in PUAD-688 Policy Practicum (3)  

Course Requirements


LLM Degree Requirements


  • 18 credit hours of coursework required for the LLM, including:

Required


Note: Students may substitute LAW-601 with another approved course.

  • LAW-601 Administrative Law (3-4)

Seminar


Complete 3 credit hours from the following:

  • LAW-580 American Lawyer Seminar (3)
  • LAW-892 Washington Lawyer Seminar (3)

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