TAB: Dual Degree Programs - University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver)

Juris Doctor/Master of Public Administration (JD/MPA)

To be eligible for the dual JD/MPA program, you must apply separately to and be admitted by both the University of Colorado Law School and CU Denver School of Public Affairs (“SPA”). (Law School Rule 40(A)(ii).) While you are taking credits at Colorado Law, you must pay Colorado Law tuition rates and fees directly to the Law School. (Source: http://bursar.colorado.edu/tuition-fees/tuition-and-fees-rate-sheets/.) While you are taking credits at the SPA, you must pay SPA tuition rates and fees directly to that school. Generally, we encourage students enrolled in the JD/MPA program to take all courses in a semester at either one campus or the other because being enrolled in courses at both campuses at the same time results in complications for financial aid and sometimes in higher tuition than is necessary (since tuition is charged separately by each campus). 

To find out the current Law School tuition and fee rates, visit the admissions section of our website. Rates are based on full-time enrollment for both fall and spring semesters (9+ credit hours for financial aid purposes). Contact the CU-Denver School of Public Affairs to learn more about their tuition rates and fees.

Juris Doctor/Master of Urban and Regional Planning (JD/MURP)

To be eligible for the dual JD/MURP program, you must apply separately and be admitted by both the Law School and the CU Denver College of Architecture and Planning. (Law School Rule 44(B)(i).) While you are taking credits at Colorado Law, you must pay Colorado Law tuition rates and fees directly to the Law School. (Source: http://bursar.colorado.edu/tuition-fees/tuition-and-fees-rate-sheets/.) While are you are taking credits at the College of Architecture and Planning, you must pay Architecture and Planning tuition rates and fees directly to that school. Generally, we encourage students enrolled in the JD/MURP program to take all courses in a semester at either one campus or the other because being enrolled in courses at both campuses at the same time results in complications for financial aid and sometimes in higher tuition than is necessary (since tuition is charged separately by each campus). 

To find out the current Law School tuition and fee rates, visit the admissions section of our website. Rates are based on full-time enrollment for both fall and spring semesters (9+ credit hours for financial aid purposes). Contact the College of Architecture and Planning to learn more about their tuition rates and fees.