The joint program in law and public administration is designed for law students preparing for careers in government service requiring specialized legal knowledge. A reciprocity agreement between UM’s School of Law and the Graduate School allows the MPA and J.D. degrees to be completed in a shorter period of time than if they were taken consecutively. Students interested in this program must apply to the School of Law and Graduate School separately. For details about the joint program in law and public administration, see Joint MPA/Law Program. For admission requirements, see the MPA Program webpage.