Bachelor’s in Public Administration Degree Online Learning Governance for the Civic-Minded


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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Public administrators play a vital role in society. They are responsible for implementing government directives at a practical level. In other words, they don’t create public policy — they carry out government policies by developing projects and programs that serve the common good.

If you are seeking a rewarding career that lets you make a positive impact on your community, public administration may be the field for you. Liberty’s online Bachelor of Science in Public Administration will provide the tools you need to identify and address problems, implement public policy, and communicate effectively in all levels of government.

This program is designed to inspire and produce action-oriented students who will become Christ-centered politicians, scholars, and policymakers. Even if you don’t want to work for the government, our public administration online classes can still help you achieve your goals. After graduating, you could go on to work as a nonprofit director or pursue similar management roles.

Partner with us and learn how to promote liberty, freedom, and justice for all in the field of public administration.

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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

Flexibility | As pioneers in distance learning, we’re committed to offering an education that fits your schedule. This bachelor’s degree is offered 100% online, and the classes have no set login times. That means you can complete your coursework wherever and whenever it’s most convenient for you! Most importantly, you can stay invested in your family, job, and community while taking the next step in your academic journey.

Ethical Principles | To fulfill our mission of Training Champions for Christ, all of our courses are taught through the lens of a biblical worldview. Throughout this program, you’ll be equipped to lead with integrity in the workplace and reach your full potential as you follow God’s calling on your life.

Dedicated Faculty | Our online classes are taught by professors who have years of experience in public administration and who care about you as an individual. They are ready and eager to share their expertise with you, as well as provide the support you need to thrive in college and your career!

Real-World Training | Liberty’s Bachelor of Science in Public Administration curriculum is designed to provide not just textbook knowledge, but also on-the-job skills that can increase your marketability and expand your job opportunities. We want to help you take what you’ve learned in the classroom and apply it to the real world. That way, you can pursue an exciting career and make a difference through your chosen profession.

Liberty’s public administration program strives to help students see their careers as opportunities for Christian service. Our courses provide a firm foundation in the history and practices of civic government. You’ll explore a variety of topics related to government administration, including political theory, law, and economics.

Dive into the core aspects of working in public service. This online bachelor’s in public administration will help you learn how to oversee projects, manage budgets for public programs, and handle legal and political issues related to public administration. Whether you want to work in the government or nonprofit sector, you can become a leader who personally engages with your community and helps the people around you thrive.

Graduates of this online degree in public administration will be able to articulate the biblical roots of our religious, economic, and political liberties, as well as:

  • Communicate effectively in both written and oral formats.
  • Develop public service projects that fulfill government mandates and meet the needs of citizens.
  • Evaluate the nature and role of government from a biblical perspective.
  • Make practical, ethical decisions when responding to government-related dilemmas.

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

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.

To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are 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!

Undergraduate Full Time $390/Credit
Undergraduate Part Time $455/Credit
Military Undergraduate $250/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 – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 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)
  • Potential college credit for military training

*Not applicable to certificates.