Doctor of Law and Policy

Designed for working professionals with demanding careers in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, the Doctorate in Law & Policy (LPD), provides you with the opportunity to complete your coursework and doctoral thesis in 24 months.

Structured in a flexible format, classes meet one weekend per month in Boston and the remaining coursework is presented online. Students in this program constitute a diverse and accomplished group of individuals from every region of the country.

Real Impact. Real Results.

24-Month Doctoral Degree Program

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"In my job I am challenged to be on top of legislative issues in my state. The LPD program gave me the opportunity to broaden my view through scholarly research and an intense academic experience."

Frederick Kalisz, Jr.
Executive Director, Parents Alliance for Catholic Education

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About Northeastern

Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston, and a leader in interdisciplinary research, urban engagement, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience.

Roderick L. Ireland
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Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court