Bachelor Of Science In Criminal Justice In Public Adminstration Online Degree Program Page
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8 Week Courses
Transfer Credits
Up to 75% can be transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
July 2, 2018

Take your First Steps towards a Career in Criminal Justice with a Degree in Public Administration!

Public Administration is focused on the organization of government policies so that the government can function at it is intended to. Many public servants, not elected, are considered public administrators including heads of city, county, regional, and federal departments as well as other employees of public departments and agencies.

Liberty University’s 100% online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Degree in Public Administration will set you on a path of success by developing your professional skills and by helping you gain foundational knowledge and the necessary skills to be successful in the management and structure system. With core courses in Criminal Justice Ethics, the Judicial Process, and administration of Justice Organizations, you will be able to build a strong foundation in Criminal Justice systems. The Public Administration specialization will allow you to build the necessary skills for management of the criminal justice system and how it relates to controversial issues and the public.

We have created our Criminal Justice – Public Administration degree with your success in mind. The Criminal Justice specialization in Public Administration was created to provide you with strong foundational knowledge of the skills necessary to lead as a Public Administrator. Designed to be completed in four years or less, our program will allow you to continue to work while going to college. Our goal is to support you as both a student and as a professional.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Public Administration Degree?

Are you looking for a career that will strengthen your understanding of public administration in government as well as leadership and management skills? With this understanding, you will build a solid foundation for future courses in advanced public administration and criminal justice. As you begin to examine public policy and the federal budgetary process, you will learn from professors who desire to see you succeed in your degree and the future. Our professors will help you develop skills in management, administration, finances, and service-oriented leadership. Through our business courses, you will be prepared to lead with confidence as you look forward to your career in public administration.

This public administration degree has also been designed to help integrate your faith into your professional life. At Liberty University, we strive to live out Christ-like characteristics and to ultimately to use the power of faith and education to transform people and the world. Whether you are currently serving in the Public Administration field, or if you are looking to start a new career, our Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice – Public Administration will make you stand out as a Christ-centered, moral, ethical, and value-driven professional.

Liberty’s B.S. in Business Administration – Public Administration degree is offered completely online, giving you the ability to remain active in your job, with your family, and in your community without the worry of having to take courses on campus.

What Will You Learn in the Criminal Justice Program?

The Criminal Justice Online Degree in Public Administration was designed to help lead you to a successful career in a diverse and challenging atmosphere. Throughout this program, you will strengthen your leadership and Public Administration skills. Additionally, you will gain an understanding of social issues and strategies for facilitating changes criminal justice systems.

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Generous Discount for Active Duty Law Enforcement and Other First Responders

Liberty University is committed to providing world-class education and aims to help students achieve their educational goals, in whatever way we can. The Towns/Kopis Emergency Response Tuition Discount was created to ease some of the financial burdens for the men and woman who work in public service. As Liberty University’s way of saying ‘Thank You,’ we proudly provide you with the following benefits:

  • A 25% tuition discount.
  • Potential college credit for training and life experience.
  • Personalized service throughout your educational journey.
  • Potential stacking with other tuition benefits (Corporate Advantage Program or Military Benefits).

Degree Information
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Public Administration Information and Requirements

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Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey. As a thank you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts – $250 for undergraduate (per credit hour)
    • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as an Emergency Responder (less than $565 per course).

What Career Can You Pursue with a Public Administration Degree?

The Criminal Justice Online Degree in Public Administration was designed to help lead you to a career in a diverse and challenging atmosphere.

Potential careers for those who graduate with a Public Administration Degree include:

  • Policy Analysis and Implementation
  • Community Services Coordinator
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Local Government Officer
  • Public Servant

Admission Requirements for the Public Administration Degree

Applicants must have a 2.0 or above cumulative GPA for admission on Good Standing. If the GPA is less than a 2.0, the applicant will be considered for Acceptance on Caution. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions related information. 

All applicants must submit the following:

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first. 

Benefits of an Online Criminal Justice Degree in Public Administration

  • Your success is our success, which is why we’re committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we’ve frozen tuition rates for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past three years  ̶  and counting.
  • To continue our mission of providing affordable education, beginning fall 2018, electronic textbooks will be provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you.  As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!
  • By earning your Public Administration degree from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in the field.
  • Our program ranked as the #2 Best Online Criminal Justice Program according to
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university. 
  • The Bachelors in Criminal Justice is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
  • As an online student, you will have the opportunity to network with leaders, policymakers, and experts in Public Administration from all across the country.