Graduate Public Policy Certificate Online Be a Part of the Debate


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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Have you been looking for an opportunity to study the social sciences, but are hesitant to commit to a lengthy graduate degree? Are you interested in taking public policy courses online, but not looking to pursue a years-long public policy degree? If so, Liberty’s 9-credit-hour public policy certificate may be for you!

Liberty’s 100% online Graduate Certificate in Public Policy provides you with specialized, graduate-level training in policy and government taught from a Christian worldview. If you want to help create policies that will change your organization, community, state, or country, this certificate in public policy will help you develop the skills you need to make an impact in your field.

This program can strengthen your critical thinking skills and improve your comprehension of the major policy issues facing today’s society. As a pioneer in online learning, Liberty University can help you make a difference — wherever your career path takes you.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

This certificate is designed to prepare you to branch out from your current role or start a new career in public policy. As a Liberty University student, you will benefit from top-tier faculty who have proven professional records of accomplishment and expertise in their respective disciplines. The certificate courses are the same as those featured in our master’s-level programs, so you can trust that these graduate certificate courses will teach you valuable and industry-recognized skills and information.

Additionally, our graduate public policy certificate can be completed in just 9 credit hours, giving you the ability to maximize your time and begin achieving your career goals!

For working professionals looking to advance their careers, certificates provide additional, documented credentials for job or postgraduate requirements. This online graduate certificate can also be a great first step towards determining if you want to pursue a master’s degree. The credits you earn in this certificate may transfer to a number of master’s degrees, including our Master of Arts in Public Policy.

If you are more interested in a public administration certificate than a public policy certificate, our Graduate Certificate in Public Administration could be a great fit!

Our online Graduate Certificate in Public Policy provides a seamless overview of policy theory and governance as well as practical training in policy analysis. In this program, you can learn to consider all relevant factors of policy debate, such as the movement of economic markets and interwoven regulations, the impact of global policy on domestic law, and the underlying constitutional foundation of all policy discussions.

These online courses are designed to give you a strong skill set for engaging in policy discussion and understanding how legislation and governments affect many industries, including social services and public budgeting.

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Not sure what to choose?

Speak to one of our admissions specialists to help you choose the program that best fits your needs.

Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

Graduate Full Time $565/Credit
Graduate Part Time $615/Credit
Military Graduate $275/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

*Not applicable to certificates.