The UALR Bowen School of Law and the UALR Institute of Government offer a concurrent JD/MPA program. The program allows cross-credit for certain specified courses, offering a potential savings of 27 credit hours in the total credit hours otherwise required for both degrees.
If you are interested in this concurrent degree, we recommend that you visit with both programs before applying. You must apply for admission to, and be accepted by, both Bowen Law School and the UALR Graduate School.
Make an appointment for advising with the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs of the Bowen School of Law. Bring your letter of acceptance from the UALR Graduate School with you to that meeting.
After advising is complete, you will sign a Declaration of Intent to Pursue Concurrent Degree Programs. That form must be presented to both the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of the Bowen School of Law and the MPA Program Coordinator, signed by each program’s representatives, and filed with each institution.