Dual Degree Program

University of Maine School of Law
Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service

Maine Law, in conjunction with the Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine, offers dual degree programs combining law and public policy.

  • Through teaching, research, and public service, both Maine Law and the Muskie School educate leaders, inform policy and practice, and strengthen civic life.
  • Complete two degrees in four years instead of five.
  • Students develop individual academic plans with the assistance of faculty advisors.

Most students in this program opt to take the first year of the law program followed by courses from the law program and the Muskie programs. That is the suggested route, and allows for the best integration of the material.

How to Apply

Separate admission to the programs is required. LSAT scores are required for Maine Law and GRE scores may be required for the Muskie School. Although prospective students may complete the two admissions processes in consecutive years or simultaneously, entrance to one program does not ensure admission to the other.

For specific information about procedures and policies for admission to the programs, please contact both:

Muskie School of Public Service, 207.780.4430 or darbique@usm.maine.edu. For the Master’s in Public Health Program please contact Elise Bolda, elise.bolda@maine.edu.

Admissions Office of the University of Maine School of Law at 207.780.4341 or lawadmissions@maine.edu.