Master Public Administration Online
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8 Week
Transfer Credits
Up to 50% of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Aug 19, 2019
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

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

Liberty University’s Master of 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.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Master of Public Administration Online?

Many of today’s policy influencers have a Master of 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.

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

Liberty University’s 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 of 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.

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Degree Info
Military Benefits
Admission Requirements

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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 four 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 wide variety 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

  • Master of Business Administration – This program is designed to strengthen management skills to increase your foundation in entrepreneurship, business, and management in various organizations.
  • Master of Science in Political Science – Liberty University’s Master of Political Science focuses on the rigorous and comprehensive study of politics.
  • Master of Arts in 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.

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.

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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 a First Responder (less than $625 per course).
  • 8-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

Admission Requirements for the Master of Public Administration

Applicants must have a regionally or nationally accredited Bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 GPA or above 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*
  • Unofficial college transcripts and 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.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.