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Public Policy Degree Programs

Earn Your Graduate Degree in Public Policy (MAPP)
On-Campus or Online


Advance your career in government with Liberty’s Master of Arts in Public Policy (MAPP).

Learn how to master the details of the policy-making process and understand the theoretical underpinnings of American democracy. Giving you a unique blend of theoretical and applied knowledge, the MAPP emphasizes the importance and qualities of Christian statesmanship.

With this degree, you will have the option of writing a graduate thesis, which can serve to highlight your expertise in a particular policy area. 



Public Policy Degree and Certificate Offerings




Did You Know?

You can complete the MAPP online or residentially

The MAPP has an internship program in Washington, D.C. and New York City

You can choose thesis and non-thesis tracks



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Courses You Could Take

  • Economics & Public Policy

    Study markets and market failure, the effects of public policy on economics, the effects of economics on public policy, and the role of government in economic issues particularly in the areas of trade, enterprise, debt, and taxation from a biblical worldview. The class will emphasize the Judeo-Christian foundations and principles of economic activity.

  • Leadership, Statesmanship, and Governance

    Examine the fundamentals and characteristics of diligent, principle-based servant leadership from a Judeo-Christian perspective. This course will be as practical as it is philosophical.

  • Introduction to Geopolitics & International Diplomacy

    Provides a Judeo-Christian perspective on international affairs; American foreign policy; international governments, groups, organizations, and coalitions. Get insight on sovereignty issues, the influence of Christianity and competing worldviews on the changing global arena, and the role of America in the world.

  • Foundations of American Governance: An Introduction to Public Policy

    Broadly study the philosophical, intellectual, political, and cultural influences on Western Society and examine the manner in which those influences have been and are being reflected in American Public Policy. More specifically, you will examine the manner in which various worldviews affect American Public Policy, with particular emphasis on the contrast between the Judeo-Christian worldview and Secular Humanism, Marxism/Leninism, and Islamic Fundamentalism.


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