Ph.D. in Public Policy – Economic Policy Pioneering Economic Policy Solutions


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Do you want to serve the public interest and address today’s national and global economic challenges? Liberty’s Ph.D. in Public Policy – Economic Policy can help provide you with the advanced knowledge and training you need to lead effectively, whether you’re working for the government, a nonprofit, a consulting firm, or an international organization. Our Ph.D. in Public Policy degree program can build upon your existing expertise in economic politics and hone your policymaking craft to help you lead the way to a better, more prosperous future for our country.

Whether you want to advance your policy research or help train up a new generation of economists and finance policymakers, Liberty’s Ph.D. in Public Policy – Economic Policy can give you the education you need. With a Ph.D. in Public Policy, you can set yourself apart from your peers and develop the policy mastery you need to make a positive impact on our nation’s future.

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

You can complete our Ph.D. in Public Policy degree 100% online, which means you can stay connected with your family, career, church, and community while you pursue your Ph.D. You can also benefit from instruction and mentorship grounded in Christian ethics from faculty members who are industry leaders and experienced policymakers. Liberty’s online Ph.D. in Public Policy – Economic Policy will allow you to pursue academic excellence without compromising your values or passions.

As a pioneer in distance education, Liberty University is committed to bringing you exceptional academics without slowing you down. You can be confident that we’ve taken the time to learn what’s important to you. We provide our students with a quality, affordable education in a convenient format. Choose a school that looks forward to working with you to accomplish your personal and career goals.

This online doctoral degree can help train you to effectively shape economic policy in the areas of legislation, communications, politics, education, and international relations. You will complete an advanced study of policy and governmental functions while you pursue original research in an area of your choice.

By combining public policy with fiscal training for national and global contexts, you can gain a well-rounded understanding of the public policy field. Our degree is designed to help equip you to analyze problems and develop effective solutions.

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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.

Doctoral Full Time $595/Credit
Doctoral Part Time $650/Credit

Eligible current and former military service members and their spouses may qualify for a special rate of $300/credit hour (learn more).

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

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  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees

Military Tuition Discount

We want to help you find the doctoral degree you want – at a price you’ve earned. As a thank-you for your military service, Liberty University offers eligible current and former service members like you or your spouse multiple pathways to earn a doctoral degree for only $300/credit hour. Find out how you can take advantage of this unique opportunity as you work toward your goal of reaching the pinnacle of your profession – for less.