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Government & Public Administration Degree Programs

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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, master’s, and doctoral degrees, as well as minors and certificates, all taught from a Christian perspective.

In our government programs, you’ll learn how a system of limited government, along with a commitment to 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 & Public Administration Degrees

Certificate in Public Administration (Undergraduate)

A.A. in Government

B.S. in Fire Administration

B.A. in Government

B.S. in Government

B.S. in Political Science

B.S. in Public Administration

Minor in Government

Minor in Public Administration

Certificate in Public Administration (Graduate)

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

M.S. in Political Science

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

Find What You’re Looking for at Liberty

Impacting Government

Helms School government graduates have gone on to work on Capitol Hill, in the White House, at federal agencies, and in numerous state and local positions.

Real-World Education

Build your career credentials through one of Liberty’s government internship networks which can include a semester in Washington, D.C. or New York City.

Balanced Education

Enter a program that seamlessly combines political philosophy, practical instruction, and real-world experiences in government, political science, and public/fire administration.


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Faculty Spotlight

Professor of Government

Dr. Gai Ferdon

With specializations in Constitutional Government and Free Enterprise, State and Local Government, Political Economy and Public Policy, among others, Dr. Gai Ferdon brings to the classroom a vast amount of political knowledge.

Her educational background has been interspersed with life-changing missionary experiences and teaching positions in many interesting and intriguing parts of the world.

Associate Professor of Government

Dr. Mary Prentice

Dr. Mary Prentice graduated from the University of Florida with a Ph.D. in Political Science. She is currently engaged in research on faith and American foreign policy.

Some of her areas of specializations include American Foreign Policy, Political Geography, International Relations, and National Security Law.


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