Helms School of Government Learn from faculty with real-world experience in criminal justice and government.

Liberty wants to help you prepare for your career by providing online associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs that fit your needs and goals. We also have a variety of certificates to aid you in targeting your interests with specialized, in-demand skills.

We offer these programs in a convenient, affordable, and flexible online format, all from a Christian worldview. Our faculty has real-world experience in the criminal justice and government fields and are grounded in the Christian faith.

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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
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Not sure what to choose?

Speak to one of our admissions specialists to help you choose the program that best fits your needs.

The professional knowledge and expertise you find here can not only aid in your academic success but may assist you in being a leader in the field of your choice. If you are a busy professional or taking courses online is new to you, Liberty’s award-winning online learning environment is aimed at fitting your schedule and your needs.

Helms School Of Government – Master Degrees

Return on Investment

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) provides valuable information on how a degree can impact salary prospectsLearn more!*

Helms School Of Government Masters Certificates Online Degree Programs

Employment Opportunities

Explore job outlook statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the following careers: police and detectives** and emergency management directors.***

Undergraduate Government Course Guides

Professional Connections

Mastering concepts and gaining foundational knowledge shouldn’t be the only benefits of a bachelor’s degree. Our world-class online learning environment is designed to facilitate collaboration and networking.

As you go out into the world of government and public service, your online degree can equip you with the tools needed to perform your duties to your nation, state, or local community with distinction. Here are some of the many ways you can put your education to use:


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 – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate, $275 per credit hour for graduate, and $300 per credit hour for doctoral courses*
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder**
  • 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)

*For eligible current and former service members and their spouses. Learn more!

**Not applicable to certificates. Cannot be combined with the $300/credit hour doctoral military rate.