Dual Degree Programs

Dual Degree Programs
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At the Levin College we are “Changing America’s cities, one graduate at a time.”
Nationally recognized as one of the premier colleges of Urban Affairs, the Levin
College is ranked among the top schools of Public Affairs and ranked highly in the
specialization of City Management and Urban Policy by U.S. News and World Report.
The only College of Urban Affairs in Ohio, Levin is home to nationally recognized
faculty as well as The Urban Center, a collection of fee and contract-supported applied
research programs with specializations in the fields of public management, nonprofit
management, community planning and development, and economic development, and
more. Our graduate programs prepare students for careers in the public, private, and
nonprofit sectors.
Dual Degree Programs
The dual degree programs allow full-time students to earn two advanced degrees in four
years, rather than the five years required of students completing each degree seperately.
Students in these programs typically spend their first year in the College of Law, their
second year in the College of Urban Affairs, and their third and fourth years between
the two schools.
The JD/ Master of Public Administration prepares students for careers in the public and
nonprofit sectors as:
Public Administrators
Policy Analysts
Appointed or elected government officials
The Master of Public Administration is accredited by the National Association of
Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).
The JD/Master of Urban Planning, Design and Development prepares students for
careers in:
Law firms
Municipal, county, regional, and state planning agencies
Economic development agencies
Private sector planning firms
Real estate development firms
The planning program is fully accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB).
The JD/Master of Arts in Environmental Studies is designed for students interested
in pursuing careers in the environmental field from a law or policy perspective. This
program is designed for students interested in careers in:
Law firms
Public policy organizations
Consulting firms
Public interest organizations
Nonprofit environmental advocacy organizations