Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs offer students the opportunity to earn the J.D. and M.U.P.D.D. (Master of Urban Planning, Design and Development) or M.P.A. (Master of Public Administration) degrees in four years of full-time study. Part-time students should contact Alan Weinstein, Director of the J.D./M.U.P.D.D. and J.D./M.P.A. Programs, for further information.
Because each school will grant credit for courses taken in the other, both degrees may be completed in less time than is otherwise required. Students in the dual degree program must fulfill all specific course requirements for the J.D.; however, 10 semester hours from the College of Urban Affairs will be applied towards the 90 semester hours required for the J.D. degree.
Applicants who are not currently enrolled in either degree program may apply for admission to both programs independently. Students who enroll in this manner will spend their first year exclusively in the J.D. program, their second year primarily in the M.U.P.D.D. or M.P.A. program, and their third and fourth years taking courses in both programs. Students already enrolled in either individual degree program may still apply to the other program to obtain the dual degree. Law students must apply to the MUPDD prior to the completion of 60 credits in law. Graduate students in Urban Design and Developmenbtmust enroll at the law school before they have earned 28 credits in the MUPDD program. Students already enrolled in one of the degree programs should contact Alan Weinstein, Director of the J.D./M.U.P.D.D. and J.D./M.P.A. Programs, LB 230, 216/687-3758. See also Graduate Programs. To apply click here.