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LL.M. Program Options and Information


Option III: LL.M. in American Law + Masters in Public Administration (MPA)

Candidates who wish to pursue both the LL.M. in American Law and the Masters in Public Administration from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School in Citizenship and Public Affairs may do so in this two-year program option.

The Maxwell School’s MPA is a 40-credit professional graduate degree designed to prepare students to lead and manage in the public sector. Most students complete the MPA in twelve months of full-time study from July to June. Students in the MPA enroll in nine core courses, including Public Budgeting, Public Administration and Democracy, Economics for Public Decisions, Introduction to Statistics, and more. Students can also specialize their MPA coursework in the following Programs of Study:

  • International and National Security Policy
  • Environmental Policy and Administration
  • International and Development Administration
  • Public and Nonprofit Management
  • State and Local Government Financial Analysis and Management
  • Social Policy
  • Technology and Information Management

To apply for Option III, follow the application instructions for the LL.M. Program, and review the MPA admissions requirements on the Maxwell School’s website. You may also e-mail MPA admissions staff for more details. Important Note: Candidates must meet the admissions and application criteria of both the College of Law and the Maxwell School. Students must complete the coursework of one program before starting the other. Tuition and fees are paid separately to each institution and the student receives a separate diploma for the LL.M. and MPA degrees conferred by each institution.