Joint Degree Programs

University of Maine School of Law
Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service


JD/MCP in Community Planning and Development
JD/MS in Health Policy and Management
JD/MA in Public Policy and Management

Maine Law, in conjunction with the Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine, offers three dual degrees programs combining law and public policy: Juris Doctor (JD) and the Master's Degree in Public Policy and Management (MA.), Health Policy and Management (MS.), or Community Planning and Development (MCP).

Through teaching, research, and public service, both Maine Law and the Muskie School educate leaders, inform policy and practice, and strengthen civic life.

Program Highlights

  • Complete two degrees in four years instead of five.
  • Students develop individual academic plans with the assistance of faculty advisors and the Joint Degrees Committee.
  • Separate admission to the programs is required. LSAT scores are required for the Law School and GRE scores are required for the Muskie School.

For specific information about procedures and policies for admission to the programs, please contact both:

University of Maine School of Law
Admissions Office
246 Deering Avenue
Portland, ME 04102
207.780.4341
lawadmissions@maine.edu
http://mainelaw.maine.edu/
Muskie School of Public Service
Coordinator of Student Affairs
96 Falmouth Street
Portland, ME 04103
207.780.4430
rconly@usm.maine.edu
http://muskie.usm.maine.edu

Although prospective students may complete the two admissions processes in consecutive years or simultaneously, entrance to one program does not in any way ensure admission to the other.