Admissions requirements for the joint JD/MPA program encompass those of both the LSU Law Center and the MPA program, as outlined by LSU Graduate School Catalog. Additionally, students must achieve suffienct scores on both the LSAT and the GRE.
During the first year of study, students will spend the fall and spring semesters as full-time students in the Law Center. After the first year of study in the Law Center, joint degree students will schedule law and MPA courses simultaneously until all of the requirements are met. Satisfactory completion of the requirements should take three and one half years of full-time study (including summers). Upon completion, students will be awarded both MPA and JD degrees.