Offered jointly with the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences School of Public Service, the JD/MS in Public Service Management promotes effective management of nonprofit organizations and government agencies.
Following the tradition of St. Vincent de Paul, the Public Service Management Program devotes special attention to policies and practices that promote social equity through delivery of affordable, quality services to those in greatest need.
The program fosters development of sound public policies affecting the delivery of social services through its interdisciplinary approach. Drawing on the areas of sociology, economics, political science, law and the human-service professions, the program balances theoretical and applied approaches to contemporary challenges of administration and policy analysis.
Under the joint degree program, students complete a minimum of 76 credit hours toward the JD and a minimum of 36 credit hours toward the MS in Public Service Management. The public service management program will also accept up to 16 hours of credit for work completed in the College of Law.
In addition to core requirements, specific courses are required for the various public service management concentrations. Please refer to the public service management website for complete program requirements.