Doctor of Law and Policy

Program Format
Online|Seattle Residency Requirement|
Curriculum
Application Deadlines
Fall 2021:
Priority Deadline: 8/1/21
Final Deadline: 8/15/21
Start date: 9/20/21

Winter 2022:
Priority Deadline: 12/1/21
Final Deadline: 12/15/21
Start date: 1/10/22
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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