Juris Doctor/Master of Public Service

The UALR Bowen School of Law and the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service offer a concurrent JD/MPS program. This is the only degree of its kind in the United States. The program allows cross-credit for certain specified courses, offering a potential savings of 17 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 Clinton School of Public Service.

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 Clinton 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 Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of the Clinton School of Public Service, signed by each program’s representatives, and filed with each institution.