Helms School Of Government Masters Certificates Online Degree Programs

Why Choose Liberty University’s Helms School of Government for Your Online Certificate?

Accelerate your learning with an online graduate certificate from Liberty University. You get the same great education without having to travel to a campus, making it perfect for the busy professional who needs to increase their skills.

Plus, you don’t need to have a master’s degree to pursue our graduate certificates! All you need is an undergraduate degree from an accredited university.

Your certificate will have the same great distinctions as our master’s classes, as well as the convenient online format that will allow you to work and stay active in your church or community. Most of our graduate certificate programs can be completed in as little as one semester. This allows you to concentrate on serving your government or organization while increasing marketability and giving you an edge for promotion opportunities.


Available School of Government Certificate Programs

Graduate Certificates (9 Credit Hours)

Criminal Justice

Liberty University’s online Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice teaches the skills necessary for a wide variety of careers within the criminal justice system. This program emphasizes oral and written communication skills as well as leadership and management abilities.

Public Administration

Liberty University’s online Graduate Certificate in Public Administration is designed to introduce you to financial, professional, and administrative issues in the public sector and provide you with the tools and skills to effectively lead and manage.

Public Policy

Liberty University’s online Graduate Certificate in Public Policy will help you develop skills necessary for public administration, government, and politics. Your critical thinking and comprehension skills will further develop as you are prepared to identify and address issues facing society.

Advanced Graduate Certificates (21 Credit Hours)

Criminal Justice

Liberty University’s online Advanced Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice will help you prepare for an exciting career in criminal profiling, corrections, criminology, probation, or criminal justice management.

Public Policy

Liberty University’s online Advanced Graduate Certificate in Public Policy provides the training you need to inspire the next generation of public officials, leaders, scholars, and policymakers. You can help shape policy across governmental, legislative, political, and academic areas. 


What Will You Learn in Our Certificate Programs?

Our criminal justice certificates teach the skills necessary for a wide variety of careers within the criminal justice system. Learn oral and written communication skills as well as leadership and management abilities.

Our public administration certificate provides you with the tools and skills to effectively lead and manage. Learn about the issues facing federal, state and local government as well as nonprofit organizations.

Our public policy certificates can help you develop critical thinking and comprehension skills as you learn to identify and address issues facing society. Develop skills needed for public administration, government, and politics.

For more detailed information, please look at the individual certificate’s webpage. If you have any questions about what choice is right for you, we are always happy to answer any questions. Call us at (800) 424-9596.


What Are the Benefits of Earning an Online Graduate Certificate?

Take a look at the benefits available to students in Liberty’s graduate certificate programs:

  • Earning your certificate from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility sets you apart from others.
  • 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. 
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.
  • Liberty University holds institutional accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts – $275 for graduate (per credit hour)
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times