Doctor of Philosophy In Public Policy National Security Policy
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Next Start Date
May 17, 2021
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 manage the most challenging security issues of our time. The experience, advanced study, and applicable biblical values you will gain through this program can 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.

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, and 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 means our focus on ethics and moral decision-making as they relate to public policy development sets us apart from other online universities.

Military Tuition Discount

Lead your field with the doctoral degree you want — at a price you’ve earned. As a thank-you for your military service, Liberty University offers 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 and reach the pinnacle of your profession — for less.

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.

Our national security courses will provide you with an advanced study of infrastructure protection, resilient nations, intelligence analysis, counter-terrorism, and the policy opportunities and challenges our country faces both nationally and globally. Your Ph.D. in Public Policy will help you become an expert in analyzing problems and developing practical solutions for a variety of security challenges.

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Benefits of Choosing Liberty University’s Online Ph.D. in Public Policy – National Security Policy

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank among’s top 10 online schools in America. Earning your online degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.

  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 6 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.
  • This program is offered in an 8-week course format and has no set login times!
  • 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

  • Counterterrorism analyst
  • Federal agent
  • Government employee
  • Intelligence analyst
  • National security policy researcher
  • Professor (higher education)
  • Senior public policy analyst

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Admission Requirements for Liberty’s 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
  • 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.