Graduate Certificate in Public Policy

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Graduate Certificate in Public Policy

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Identify Solutions to Critical Policy Problems with a Graduate Certificate in Public Policy

Do you want to make a positive impact on your community as quickly as possible? In just one semester, Liberty University’s Graduate Certificate in Public Policy can equip you with the necessary in-demand skills to make a difference and further your career!

Our 100% online Graduate Certificate in Public Policy provides you with specialized graduate-level training in policy and government taught from a Christian worldview. If you have a passion for public service and want to be a part of serving the good of your community, this online Graduate Certificate in Public Policy can equip you to make a difference. 

What is Public Policy?

Public policy is an interdisciplinary field of study that combines elements of political science, sociology, and economics with other fields to understand public administration and governance. Studies in this field analyze particular policy choices made by those in power and how they influence the government. 

What Will You Learn in the Online Graduate Certificate in Public Policy Program?

Liberty University has been paving the way in distance education since 1985. We know that you have worked hard to get where you are today and want to make the best decision when preparing for your future. We are excited to offer you a flexible and affordable public policy certificate that is available 100% online.

Our online Graduate Certificate in Public Policy provides an in-depth overview of policy theory while providing practical training in policy analysis. You will study all factors of policy debate like:

  • The movement of economic markets
  • The impact of global policy on domestic law
  • The underlying constitutional foundation of all policy discussions
  • Economics and public policy
  • Political philosophy
  • Foundations of American governance

Benefits of the Online Graduate Public Policy Certificate

As a leader in distance education since 1985, we understand what it takes to create a flexible and affordable education for busy people. Since we have been investing in distance and online learning for decades, our experience has taught us how to streamline our degree options so you can focus on what really matters to you. While many schools offer online degrees, we believe Liberty stands out.

Here’s what sets us apart:

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank among Niche.com’s top 5 online schools in America. Earning your online Graduate Certificate in Public Policy from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 7 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
  • You can complete our online Graduate Certificate in Public Policy in as little as 1 semester.

Military Benefits

Service is important to us, so whether you’re currently serving in the Armed Forces, have served, or are married to someone who serves, we’re here to serve you. Liberty’s military benefits are available to:

  • Active duty service members of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/retirees
  • Spouses of service members and veterans/retirees
  • Current Department of Defense employees

We are proud to support you in your pursuit of a flexible and affordable online education by offering you the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

 

9

Credit Hours

.5

Years (Avg.)

Available Online

Class Type

100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the certificate total

Next Start Date

Aug 22, 2022

Accreditation

Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

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