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Doctor Of Philosophy In Public Policy Online Degree
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8-Week Courses
Transfer Credits
Up to 15 credit hours of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
May 13, 2019
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Shape Policy and Change Lives for the Better with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Public Policy

Do you want to help shape government policies regarding respect for human life, constitutional freedoms, and wise stewarding our nation’s resources? As a public policy expert, you can play an active role in positively impacting the future of our country. Liberty University’s Ph.D. in Public Policy can give you the ethical grounding and skills you need to shape local, state, and national policy in order to reflect biblical values through life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

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Why Choose Liberty University’s Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Public Policy Program?

Because Liberty offers the Ph.D. in Public Policy in a 100% online learning environment, you can earn your degree while remaining active in your community, family, and church. Your PhD in Public Policy studies will give you the opportunity to study under professors who are experienced in real-world policymaking and embody a Christ-centered professional philosophy. With Liberty’s online Ph.D. in Public Policy, you can pursue policy research excellence without compromising your ethics and values.

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Highlights of Our Ph.D. in Public Policy Online

  • By earning your Ph.D. in Public Policy from an accredited, nonprofit university whose online programs are ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you can be confident your degree will be well respected within your field.
  • 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 nonprofit university.
  • You can complete our online Ph.D. in Public Policy in as little as 3 years!

Ph.D. in Public Policy Degree – Online Program Information

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Admission Requirements for Ph.D. in Public Policy

A regionally or nationally accredited Master’s degree with a 3.0 or above GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions related information.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission Application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Proof of English proficiency

*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.


Specializations for the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Public Policy Degree

Students in the Ph.D. in Public Policy degree are required to choose a specialization. Discover more information about each of our specializations below.

Economic Policy
Education Policy

Foreign Policy


National Security Policy

Social Policy