The Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration and GW Law work together to offer a joint master of public policy and juris doctor degree program. Students must be admitted to both schools separately, and both schools must approve a student's application to pursue a joint degree program. Once a student has been admitted to both schools as a joint degree candidate, the first year of study must be devoted exclusively to the first-year law curriculum. Students should consult with the Law School’s Associate Dean for Student Affairs.
As part of the dual program, both schools accept up to 12 credits of coursework from the other school in fulfillment of its degree requirements. All requirements for both degrees must be fulfilled. As degrees in joint programs are awarded simultaneously, degree requirements for both programs must be met before either degree is awarded. Joint degree students must apply for graduation from both schools.