Doctor of Law and Policy

Program Format
Online|Seattle Residency Requirement|
Application Deadlines
Winter 2024:
Final Deadline: December 15, 2023
Start Date: January 8, 2024

Fall 2024:
Final Deadline: August 19, 2024
Start Date: September 16, 2024
Credits Required for Graduation
69 Quarter Hours

Doctor of Law and Policy

Our flexible online doctoral program allows you to work at your own pace and collaborate in a cohort, including quarterly in-person residencies at our Seattle campus. Gain the skills you need from global and domestic policy leaders to advance your career.

The Doctor of Law and Policy is a national online program with classes that meet in-person in Seattle once per quarter. Students from all over the country, including Washington state, are encouraged to join this group of working professionals and accomplished leaders. Candidates come from a variety of industries including health care, nonprofit, education, biotechnology, business, government, social services, homeland security, and technology.

This professional doctoral degree emphasizes the integration of qualitative and quantitative social science methods, economics, law and policy, and political theory. Doctoral candidates specialize in a particular domain that enables them to align their research and doctoral thesis with their professional and intellectual interests.

The DLP program provides you with the opportunity to complete your coursework and doctoral thesis within 3-6 years

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Certificate Information

If now is not the right time for you to enroll in a Northeastern University–Seattle master’s or doctoral degree program, but you know that advanced study will enhance your skills and career potential, consider our graduate certificate programs.