John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the CUNY Law School have each approved and submitted to the University Board of Trustees the MPA/JD in Law and Public Accountability, which offers qualified students the opportunity to earn both a Master of Public Administration in Inspection and Oversight and a Juris Doctor degree in Law.
The MPA/JD Dual Degree Program will capitalize on CUNY Law School’s nationally renowned expertise in Public Service and Public Interest Law with John Jay College’s unique and highly recognized MPA program dealing with investigation of waste fraud and abuse in public and publicly regulated services. The dual program will prepare lawyers who will be uniquely trained to for inspection and oversight functions, as practitioners, policy makers and legal scholars.
Students with undergraduate accounting-related degrees will also be eligible to complete the Advanced Certificate in Forensic Accounting as part of the MPA in Inspection and Oversight, potentially graduating with eligibility to site for the CPA examination as a Forensic Accountant and the Bar Examination as a Law School graduate.
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