Doctor Of Philosophy In Public Policy Online Degree
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 15 credits
Next Start Date
Mar 16, 2020
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 of 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.

Whether you are looking to enhance your current credentials, grow your skills in policy research, or focus on educating the next generation of political science professionals, Liberty’s online Ph.D. in Public Policy will give you the training you need. With 5 areas of specialization taught by an experienced faculty of political science professionals, Liberty will help you make wise decisions grounded in a Christian worldview as you direct the future of our policies.

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

Liberty offers the Ph.D. in Public Policy in a 100% online learning environment so you can earn your degree while remaining active in your community, family, and church. Your online Ph.D. in Public Policy studies will give you the opportunity to learn 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 Program

  • By earning your Ph.D. in Public Policy from an accredited, nonprofit university whose online programs are ranked in the top 1% 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 4 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