Doctor Of Philosophy In Public Policy Online Degree – Economic Policy
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
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100% Online, 8-Week Courses
Transfer Credits
Up to 15 credit hours of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Jan 13, 2020
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Earn a Ph.D. in Economic Policy So You Can Voice Ideas for Creating and Upholding Better Fiscal Policies

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

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

Why Choose Liberty’s Ph.D. Degree in Public Policy?

You can complete your 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 will also benefit from instruction and mentorship grounded in Christian ethics from faculty members who are leaders and experienced policymakers with real-world experience. Liberty’s online Ph.D. in Public Policy – Economic Policy will allow you to pursue academic excellence without compromising your values or passions.

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What Will You Learn in Liberty’s Doctoral Degree in Public Policy – Economics? 

Our online doctoral degree in Public Policy – Economic Policy will train you to effectively shape economic policy in the areas of legislation, communications, politics, education, and international relations. This degree will provide you with an advanced study of policy and governmental functions while you pursue your original research in an area of your choice. 

By combining public policy with economic and fiscal training for national and global contexts, you will 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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Highlights of Liberty University’s Online Ph.D. in Public Policy – Economic Policy

  • 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, with a specialization in Economic Policy, in as little as 3 years.

Potential Career Opportunities with a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice

  • Senior Public Policy Analyst
  • Professor (Higher Education)
  • Economic Policy Researcher
  • Government Administration

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

  • 100% Online
  • 60 total hours
  • Up to 15 credit hours can be transferred in from an accredited and non-conferred degree.
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.
  • This program falls under the Helms School of Government.
  • Download and review the Degree Completion Plan.
  • View related Course Guides in our Helms School of Government (login required).

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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.