Public Policy PhD – Foreign Policy Carve Your Path to Global Impact


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As the influence of business and politics continues to expand globally, our country needs experts in international policy to create new opportunities for peace and prosperity through effective, sound legislation. Whether your goal is to create positive change on a local or global scale, Liberty’s online PhD in Public Policy – Foreign Policy degree can provide you with the training and advanced studies you need to pursue exciting opportunities around the world.

By earning your PhD in Public Policy degree online through Liberty University, you won’t just be able to gain an advanced understanding of policy assessment and decision-making — you can also become equipped to navigate complex global issues through the application of biblical principles.

From economics to criminal justice to healthcare, public policy influences many aspects of how our country functions. Adding a foreign policy specialization to your degree can prove to be a valuable asset as you seek to become an informed, versatile, and effective political force.

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At Liberty, you’ll benefit from nearly 40 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, and we look forward to working with you to accomplish your personal and career goals.

As a Christian institution of higher education, each course within our public policy doctoral program is taught from a Christian worldview. Our focus on ethics and moral decision-making as they relate to foreign and public policy development sets us apart from other universities.

Our foreign policy degree program offers far more than a surface-level overview of international studies and key world players. This degree program was designed with your success in mind. Our online PhD in Public Policy – Foreign Policy can be completed in just 3 years and has no residential courses — so you can earn a terminal degree from the comfort of your home.

Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a government worker, or a college professor looking to add an additional degree to your résumé, Liberty’s public policy PhD with a focus in foreign policy may be a great fit for you. Partner with us and become a true expert in public and foreign policy.

Our online doctoral degree in foreign policy offers you advanced study in policy and government functions. This degree program also allows you to conduct in-depth, original research in preparation for your dissertation.

In this degree program, you will study a number of topics relating to foreign and public policy — including the featured courses listed below. By combining a sound education in public policy with training in foreign relations, you can become a well-rounded scholar who is able to analyze problems and develop practical solutions to international challenges.

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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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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.