When autocomplete options are available, use up and down arrows to review and enter to select.

Government & Public Administration Degree Programs

Get Your Degree in Government or Public Administration

Become a Leader. Impact the World.


Prepare for your government or public administration career with a degree from the Helms School of Government at Liberty University. Our programs offer associate, bachelor's, and master’s degrees, as well as a minor, all taught from a Christian perspective.

In our government programs, you’ll learn how a system of limited government, along with a commitment to a free enterprise allows for the fullest and freest expression of human community.

With our political science degrees, you learn about the theory and study of politics. And in public/fire administration, you’ll prepare for a career in the management and administration of public sector organizations.

Our goal is to inspire and produce action-oriented students who will become Christ-centered statesmen, administrators, scholars, and policymakers. Prepare to become a highly qualified leader in your chosen career field where you can impact the world.

See Our Government and Public Administration Degrees

  • A.A. in Government

    Gain a clear understanding of the issues, interest, and institutions of American politics, and study the ongoing struggle between liberalism and conservatism. 

  • B.S. in Fire Administration

    Gain a broad knowledge base and training that will increase your ability to think critically and make sound and effective decisions under the pressures of emergency management. 

  • B.A. in Government

    Learn more about the close relationship between a system of limited constitutional government and the free enterprise economy. With the B.A., you'll incorporate a liberal arts focus into your degree with a language component.

  • B.S. in Government

    Develop a firm foundation in the biblical principles of civic government. Get a historically accurate education in American government at all levels.

  • B.S. in Political Science

    Gain insight into the concepts, methodologies, and theories of the science of politics.

  • B.S. in Public Administration

    Develop the critical thinking skills and gain the knowledge necessary to lead as a Public Administrator.

  • Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)

    Become equipped for a career in government, the private sector, or nonprofit organizations by being educated to master the necessary written and verbal communications skills essential in public administration.

  • M.S. in Political Science

    Develop a deeper understanding of the theory and practice of politics, both domestically and internationally.

  • Doctor of Public Administration (D.P.A.)

    Throughout this degree, you’ll explore the administrative functions of governmental agencies and gain experience in strategic planning, program implementation, advanced management techniques, and results-based leadership. You can take on positions in higher education as an administrator or professor. You’ll have the option of working as a civil servant, politician, consultant, or grants writer.

    • Doctor of Public Administration - Online
  • Minor in Government

    Add knowledge about the field of government to your degree. Courses like Constitutional Govt. & Free Enterprise and American Government will give you a well-rounded approach to your career. 


Find What You're Looking for at Liberty 



Student and Alumni Focus

White House interns - John Maher, Abigail Taylor

Concerned Women for America - Kelsey Gold and Ashley Traficant 

American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) - Erica Tomlin

Director of Correspondence for Senator Chuck Grassley - Chris Faraldi 

Legislative Council for Senator James Lankford - Sarah Seitz  

Legislative Correspondent for Senator James Lankford - Aaron Strickland ?

Press Assistant? for Senator Ted Cruz - Jessica Skaggs 

Legislative Assistant? Senator Marco Rubio - Bethany Poulos 



Faculty Spotlight




"The practical experience the Helms School offers is of the highest caliber in the nation."
- Christian Hamilton

"I could not ask for a more solid foundation of what government is, and what it ought to be from a Christian perspective."
- Zane A. Richer



Request Information

Form has been submitted!

Thank you for you interest in Liberty University! A representative from our school will be in contact with you soon. Have a great day!

By submitting contact information through this form, I agree that Liberty University and its affiliates may call and/or text me about its offerings by any phone number I have provided and may provide in the future, including any wireless number, using automated technology.


Your information is secure. View our privacy policy.


(434) 592-3691
Green Hall, Suite 1661

Chat Live
Request Info
Apply Now
Visit Liberty