Joint Programs

MPA/J.D.

A four-year MPA/Juris Doctor program allows students to combine the study of law and the study of public and international affairs through formal agreements with law schools at Columbia University, New York University, and Stanford University. Prospective students must submit an additional joint degree statement at the time of application to the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. They must simultaneously apply to and be admitted to both programs.

MPA/J.D. Requirements

  • Six core courses for all fields, plus two gateway courses for Fields I, II, and III (Field IV has more requirements)
  • Full-time enrollment for three semesters, with the third semester in either the fall or spring term
  • Qualifying examinations (QE1 and QE2)
  • Approved summer internship between first and second years
  • A graduate policy workshop in the second year, only if the third semester of enrollment is in the fall term

MPA/MBA

A three-year MPA/MBA program allows students to combine the study of management and the study of public and international affairs through a formal arrangement with the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB). Prospective students must submit an additional joint degree statement at the time of application to the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. They must simultaneously apply to and be admitted to both programs. The GSB is the only MBA program with which the School has a formal arrangement for the MPA/MBA degree.

If accepted, timing is flexible, but our Admissions team strongly recommends starting the three-year program at Princeton, moving to GSB for year 2, and finishing year 3 with a third semester at Princeton in the fall, followed by winter and spring quarters at Stanford GSB.

MPA/MBA Requirements

  • Six core courses for all fields, plus two gateway courses for Fields I, II, and III (Field IV has more requirements)
  • Full-time enrollment for three semesters; the third semester preference is for the fall term
  • Qualifying examinations (QE1 and QE2)
  • Approved summer internship between first and second years
  • A graduate policy workshop in the second year, only if the third semester of enrollment is in the fall term