Executive Certificate in Law and Policy Pursue Your Passion for Law


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Are you passionate about enacting change through policymaking? Are you interested in working in the field of law and policy without attending law school? If so, an Executive Certificate in Law and Policy from Liberty University can help set you up for success.

Our 100% online Executive Certificate in Law and Policy can equip you with a working knowledge of the law and its relationship to the development, implementation, and execution of sound public policy in various settings. If you are interested in government work, you may be able to pursue employment at the federal, state, or local level. Alternatively, you may seek a career at institutions of higher learning, policy research institutions, or policy advocacy groups. These are only a few examples of the exciting settings where you may launch your career.

The importance of sound practice in policymaking cannot be overstated. Public policy affects every vocation, and a deep understanding of how law and public policy interact is valuable in a variety of professions in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Equip yourself for success with an Executive Certificate in Law and Policy from Liberty University.

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  • 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

Liberty University’s Executive Certificate in Law and Policy gives you the opportunity to continue your higher education journey at the doctoral level without committing to a full doctoral degree program. Our 100% online format allows you to take courses while maintaining your commitment to your normal responsibilities.

The Executive Certificate in Law and Policy is designed to create Christ-centered statesmen and stateswomen in the public policy arena whose knowledge of and commitment to the law, properly understood from a biblical worldview, informs their policymaking decisions and motivates their service to their communities, the nation, and the world.

If you want to continue into a full doctoral program, all 21 credit hours of the Executive Certificate in Law and Policy can potentially transfer into our Doctor of Law and Policy (DLP). This can help you finish the DLP that much faster.

The Executive Certificate in Law and Policy is uniquely designed for those who are seeking a foundation of legal education and looking to become policy experts in their preferred discipline. If you are an experienced public policy practitioner and you want to better understand public policy and the law for the purposes of establishing your expertise in the workplace, this certificate program may be the right fit for you.

Courses under this Executive Certificate are taught by faculty with terminal degrees in the discipline of law, public policy, or a related field – and many of them bring practical experience in applying the instruction given in the program to real-world law and policy challenges at all levels of government and in all vocations.

Our Executive Certificate classes explore various aspects of public policy through the American legal system. Topics covered include the role of the Constitution and constitutional jurisprudence as well as the origins, assumptions, and limits of the application of economic theory to law. Additionally, you’ll learn about the historical and legal origins of administrative law and the administrative state, origins and influence of the idea of human rights, and an introduction to select Supreme Court jurisprudence and foundational ideas.

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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.

Executive Certificate Full Time $595/Credit
Executive Certificate Part Time $650/Credit
Military Executive Certificate $300/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 – $300 per credit hour for Executive Certificate courses
  • Roll credits into the corresponding doctoral degree
  • 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)
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