Online MBA in Public Administration Degree Advance in Public Administration with an Online MBA


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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Are you seeking a career in public administration? Many public service jobs require strong leadership, communication, and decision-making skills — skills that are also essential in the world of business. If you want to earn a degree that can help you pursue roles in the public and private sector, Liberty has what you need!

Our 100% online Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Public Administration is designed to help hone your business expertise through essential training in strategic leadership, management, and finance. Additionally, you can enhance your knowledge of political and economic decision-making and prepare to serve as a public administrator. Our program emphasizes the importance of applying ethics to management practices and integrating faith with learning in a professional atmosphere.

Businesses and public organizations have much in common, and both rely on skilled professionals with expertise in financial leadership, management, and growth. If you want to diversify your skill set and become equipped to work in a variety of settings, our online MBA in Public Administration is a great option. Partner with us and prepare to make an impact on your community — and beyond.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

As a pioneer in distance learning since 1985, Liberty seeks to develop online programs that can help you grow academically and professionally. We won’t just help you get a degree — we can help you develop the knowledge, values, and skills you need to impact the world for Christ. Our public administration courses are taught from a biblical perspective, and our faculty are firmly rooted in the Christian faith. You can train to lead with integrity in your career while earning a valuable credential that can help you pursue exciting job opportunities.

Earn a degree that fits your schedule. Our MBA in Public Administration is offered 100% online, so you can earn your degree from the comfort of your home. As long as you submit your assignments by the due date, you can complete your courses wherever and whenever it’s most convenient for you. And you can stay invested in the things that really matter — like your family, job, church, and community — while achieving your academic goals.

Do you want to earn your MBA in Public Administration at a college that provides flexibility, affordability, and high-quality academics? If so, Liberty may be the school for you! We are regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Additionally, our online MBA program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). You can pursue your degree with confidence knowing that our courses have met rigorous standards.

As a Liberty student, you’ll study under faculty who have advanced degrees and years of experience in the professional world. Our professors are excited to partner with you as you take this next step in your educational journey. The best part? You’ll get to take classes with business and government professors alike — so you can learn from experts in both fields! With their guidance, you can hone your skill set and prepare to pursue a career in the public or private sector.

Our public administration MBA online provides advanced training in core business topics. You’ll dive into subjects like managerial finance, international business, operations management, and business research methods. Additionally, you can learn how to navigate various legal challenges in business and help your company thrive domestically and globally.

By pursuing the public administration specialization, you can train to become an active leader in the public sector. You’ll explore various areas of government bureaucracy, public management, budgeting, public policy implementation, and human resource management. You’ll also explore how current trends are influencing public administration so you can adapt to the challenges facing those who work in public service.

Learn how to promote economic development within communities. Throughout this program, you will engage in informed reading, research, analysis, and discussion of topics in public administration. Our goal is to help you make a difference in society and effectively analyze and implement important policies.

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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

Graduate Full Time $565/Credit
Graduate Part Time $615/Credit
Military Graduate $275/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)*
  • 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)

*Not applicable to certificates.