Doctor of Philosophy In Public Policy National Security 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
Jan 13, 2020
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Help Protect America’s Future. Pursue a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in National Security Policy

Do you want to be an integral part of creating effective policies designed to keep our nation safe? Liberty University’s Ph.D. in Public Policy – National Security Policy will provide you with well-rounded training in the essential theories and practices of government and policy-making, while also giving you deep insight into national security challenges and their solutions.  

Through our flexible and affordable online courses, you will study a wide range of national security issues —including operational strategy, lawmaking, policy implementation, and law enforcement — that will equip you to combat foreign and domestic threats to life and liberty.

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

With a Ph.D. in Public Policy specializing in national security, you will be equipped to engage the most challenging security issues of our time. The experience, advanced study, and applicable biblical values you will gain through this program will help you make a greater legislative impact on policymaking. With these tools, you can work with policymakers and implement laws that will increase the quality of life for the people in your jurisdiction.

Read More

What Will You Learn in Our Doctoral Degree in Public Policy – National Security? 

Our online doctoral degree in public policy – national security will train you to effectively shape national security policies in the areas of legislation, communications, politics, and international relations. This degree will provide you with advanced courses in policy and governmental functions along with opportunities to conduct in-depth, original research while you prepare your dissertation.

Read More

Ph.D. in Public Policy Featured Courses


Degree Info
Potential Careers
Admission Requirements

Benefits of Choosing Liberty University‘s Online Ph.D. in Public Policy – National Security 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 National Security Policy, in as little as 3 years.

Potential Career Opportunities with a Ph.D. in Public Policy – National Security Policy

  • Senior Public Policy Analyst
  • Professor (Higher Education)
  • National Security Policy Researcher
  • Government Employee
  • Counterterrorism Analyst
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Federal Agent

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).

 Apply Now    Request Info

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.