Executive Certificate in Public Policy Study How to Drive Change Through Policy


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Transfer in up to 50% of the certificate total

Take your master’s degree further with a postgraduate certificate in public policy. If you aren’t ready to dive into a doctoral program but want to gain more knowledge or increase your career potential, an Executive Certificate may be the next step for you. Deepen your understanding of public policy by studying its roots as well as the challenges of complying with policy directives in the modern era.

Liberty University’s Executive Certificate in Public Policy provides a comprehensive, 21-credit-hour track for students like you. Whether you are a current or aspiring leader, administrator, scholar, or advocate, you can quickly gain a postgraduate credential while preparing for future doctoral studies. Our program allows you to transfer all 21 credits into the PhD in Public Policy, leaving you just 39 credits away from a completed doctorate!

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  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

If you want to pursue advanced credentials but don’t want to jump right into a doctoral program, our online Executive Certificate in Public Policy can help. Completing a postgraduate certificate in your field can help you stand out among your peers and pursue new job responsibilities or even increase your earning potential. Most importantly, these new opportunities can be available to you in as little as 1.5 years with our 21-credit-hour program!

With Liberty, you can be confident that your studies will also incorporate a Christian worldview. Partner with professors who care about your personal journey and success as you strive to bring positive change as a leader in your field. You won’t just walk away with a postgraduate credential — you can walk away equipped to make a difference with confidence and integrity.

In this public policy postgraduate certificate program, you can develop leadership, problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills that can be invaluable to you in both your career and future doctoral studies. Our courses are also designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to advocate, develop, implement, or enforce compliance with public policy.

You can also explore advanced topics in some of the challenges that have been mounted against the Constitution. You can see how public policy affects and is affected by economics over time. With a career in the public sector, you’ll want a certificate program that provides both the high-level training and specific skills you’ll need for whatever position you are called to fill – and that’s exactly what our Executive Certificate can offer you.

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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)