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M.A. in Public Policy – Think Tank and Policy Research

M.A. in Public Policy – Think Tank and Policy Research

Develop an understanding of the public policy arena and individual policy research with a Master in Public Policy – Think Tank & Policy Research degree from Liberty University. This immersive cognate provides a unique opportunity to conduct in-depth policy research both on your own and in a group policy research project. Learn what it takes to develop policy initiatives as you build upon your research from one course to the next. Make connections and gain expertise in your area of interest, as you focus on policy topics of your choice.

Study with credentialed faculty members who have expertise in foreign policy, domestic policy, constitutionalism, American history, and biblical integration. Liberty University professors are strong in their Christian worldview and dedicated to your success. Prepare to use the research skills and policy knowledge you gain to make an impact in your future career.

Thesis vs. Non-Thesis Option

Choose the thesis option and complete further research in your chosen area, or choose the non-thesis option and complete a guided curriculum in specific areas of public policy.

Academics for the M.A. in Public Policy – Think Tank and Policy Research

Credit Hours

36 total hours

Program of Study

Admission Requirements

View Liberty’s graduate admissions requirements

Featured Public Policy Courses

  • Economics & Public Policy (PPOG 502)
  • Leadership, Statesmanship & Governance (PPOG 504)
  • Applied Public Policy Research Methods (PPOG 505)
  • Think Tank, Research, Training, & Policy Development (PPOG 600)

Start Your Career in Public Policy

Public Policy Career Opportunities

  • City Manager
  • Diplomat
  • Policy Analyst
  • Politician
  • Public Administration
  • Political Consultant
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