Master of Arts in Public Policy – Public Administration Policy Online Degree Program

Master of Arts in Public Policy—Public Administration Policy Online Degree Program

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Take your First Steps Towards a Career in Public Administration with Liberty’s M.A.P.P. Online Degree!

Have you ever wanted to pursue a career in public policy or work within the government? Are you looking to expand your current knowledge in public service? Liberty University’s Masters in Public Policy- Public Administration will set you on a career path that will prepare you for placement opportunities in various public service roles. Whether you are interested in working for a non-profit, consulting firm, or international organization, our Master of Public Policy- Public Administration degree will set you up for success! With core courses in political philosophy and governance, you will also have the opportunity to study political strategies and public policy analytics in detail.

At Liberty University, we have created our M.A.P.P. degree with your success in mind. The Masters of Public Policy in Public Administration was created as a joint effort by the Liberty University School of Law and Helms School of Government to give students a unique experience to shape policy in governmental, legislative, and political areas. This program is designed to be completed in less than two years and is completely online, so you can continue to work while going to college. Our goal is to support you as both a student and as a professional.

Why Choose Liberty’s M.A.P.P. Public Administration Degree?

Graduates of Liberty’s Master of Arts in Public Policy online degree program are destined to change the world. Our Public Administration cognate is designed to help integrate your faith with your career in policy-making and public administration. At Liberty University, we strive to demonstrate Christ-like characteristics and ultimately use the power of faith and education to transform people and the world. Whether you want to serve at the local, state, national, or international level, the M.A.P.P. - Public Administration program will teach you the details of public administration so you can rise to the level of public official, scholar, or policymaker as you prepare to lead today’s world.

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Benefits of an M.A.P.P. Online Degree

  • By earning your Masters of Public Policy Degree from a non-profit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in the field.
  • Tuition for our M.A.P.P. online degree program has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university.
  • The Master of Arts in Public Policy online degree is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
  • You will have the opportunity to network with future leaders in public policy and administration from around the country! 

Military Benefits

Are you a service member, veteran, military spouse, or Department of Defense employee? We are proud to support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts - $275 for graduate (per credit hour)
    • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as an Emergency Responder (less than $625 per course).
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year and no set login times.

Program Format for the M.A.P.P. Degree

  • 100% online
  • 36 total hours
  • Optional Thesis
  • Up to 50% of the program hours may transfer from previous coursework where approved and allowed.
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year and no set login times.

Master’s in Public Policy - Public Administration Information and Requirements


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Potential Career Options with an M.A.P.P. - Public Administration Degree

  • Deputy City Manager/ City Manager
  • County Administrator
  • Lobbyist
  • Legislative Aide
  • Political Analyst