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Doctor Of Philosophy In Public Policy Online Degree – Education Policy
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
Mar 18, 2019
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Make Students’ Futures Brighter with a Ph.D. in Public Policy – Education Policy

Many schools systems across the country suffer from challenges like mismanaged resources or misguided, stifling policies that make teaching more difficult and less effective. These schools, teachers, and students need education policy experts who have the vision and character to assess and overhaul harmful policies that hamper students’ success. With Liberty University’s Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Public Policy – Education Policy, you can gain the expertise you need to make a positive impact on local, state, and national education policy.

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

At Liberty, you’ll benefit from over 30 years of learning, growing, adapting, and innovating for the distance learner and more than a decade of researching the needs of the online student. You can be confident that we’ve taken the time to learn what’s important to you. We look forward to working with you to accomplish your personal and career goals. Each course within our Public Policy doctoral program is taught from a Christian worldview, which sets us apart from other online universities.

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What Will You Learn in our Doctoral Degree in Public Policy –Education Policy? 

Liberty’s Ph.D. in Public Policy – Education Policy will focus your research and training on the practical application of essential policy theories and practices. You will study historical and contemporary issues as well as key policy outcomes of theoretical approaches to those issues. As your studies progress, you will shape your dissertation to create original research that will advance education policy.

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Potential Careers
Admission Requirements

Benefits of Choosing Liberty University’s Ph.D. in Public Policy – Education Policy

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

Potential Career Opportunities with a Ph.D. in Public Policy

  • Director of Education Policy
  • Academic Specialist
  • Senior Public Policy Analyst
  • Professor (Higher Education)
  • Education Policy Researcher
  • Public Interest/Advocacy Groups

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.