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Maximize Your Potential in Civic Leadership with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration Online

Liberty University’s Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) is a 100% online degree. Our Master’s in Public Administration online degree is designed to provide you with the tools and skills needed to implement policy as a civil servant in the global community. Through our Master’s degree in Public Administration online program, you will be equipped for a career in government, the private sector, or nonprofit organizations by being educated to master the necessary written and verbal communications skills essential in public administration. Liberty’s Master’s degree in Public Administration online program will teach you the fundamentals of graduate-level government concepts. Our professors will engage you in exciting learning topics such as community economic development and the art of public policy analysis. 


Why Choose Liberty’s Master’s Degree in Public Administration Online?

Many of today’s policy influencers have a Master’s in Public Administration degree online. Liberty’s Master’s degree in Public Administration online curriculum is unique because our classes are taught from a Christian worldview. Liberty University is known for producing graduates who are sought after by prestigious companies for their integrity, personal discipline, and versatility. You too can become a part of this success through completing your Master’s degree in Public Administration.

Liberty’s Master’s in Public Administration online degree offers six different specializations students can pursue to better hone in on their desired career path. Our MPA online degree program is a natural progression in our efforts to provide a comprehensive approach to preparing students to serve in government and related capabilities, particularly in management and leadership roles. While our Public Policy degree focuses on how policy is developed, the Master’s in Public Administration online provides a more practical approach to the study of government and politics.

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What Will You Learn in Our Master’s in Public Administration Online Degree?

Liberty University’s online Master’s degree in Public Administration online is designed to equip students with a thorough background in the theories and practices essential to success in government and nonprofit roles. Students will learn the important roles of economic and community development that public services professionals often take. Through our online Master’s degree in Public Administration, students will develop critical analysis skills to address important policies, political challenges, budgetary issues, contemporary legal issues, and learn to engage with essential research skills. Our Master’s in Public Administration online degree is designed to give students an understanding of the local political landscape, how to become a responsible representative of the needs of a community and help governments and organizations meet their greatest administrative challenges so that communities can thrive.

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Specializations
Program Highlights
Degree Information
Military Benefits
Admission Requirements

Business and Government Policy

Disaster Management

Healthcare

Law and Public Policy

Public and Nonprofit Management

General

Program Format for our Public Administration degree

  • 100% Online
  • 36 total hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable.
  • Optional Thesis
  • 8-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.
  • This program falls under the Helms School of Government.

Military Benefits

Are you a service member, veteran, military spouse, or Department of Defense employee? We are proud to 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 an Emergency Responder (less than $625 per course).
  • 8-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

Highlights of the Master’s in Public Administration Degree Online at Liberty University

  • By earning your Master’s in Public Administration degree from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for the Master’s in Public Administration online degree has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
  • Students will have access to a plethora of resources and materials found through Liberty’s search portal while pursuing an online Master’s degree in Public Administration.
  • You can complete our Master’s in Public Administration degree online in under two years.

Similar Online Degree Programs

  • Business Administration – This program is designed to strengthen management skills to increase your foundation in entrepreneurship, business, and management in various organizations.
  • Political Science – Liberty University’s Master of Political Science focuses on the rigorous and comprehensive study of politics.
  • Public Policy – Earning a degree in Public Policy will enable you to serve as an expert in the field of public policy through training you in applying ethics to management practices.

Admission Requirements for the Master of Public Administration

Applicants must have a 3.0 or above cumulative combined GPA for all accredited colleges previously attended or for high school. A regionally or nationally accredited Bachelor’s degree 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; if not available, submit a transcript request form.
  • 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.