Master of Public Administration in Law & Public Policy Elevating Legal Policy with Public Administration


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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Liberty University’s Master of Public Administration in Law and Public Policy will provide you with the tools and skills needed to become a leader in the fields of law and public policy. Through our MPA in Law and Public Policy degree’s 100% online format, you have the flexibility to focus on other goals while still meeting your educational needs.

As a leader in the field of public policy and law, you will have to make difficult decisions that require thorough analysis and review of problems that are presented. By earning an online MPA in Law and Public Policy degree, you will be provided with the knowledge and skill set needed to accomplish difficult tasks. Our Master of Public Administration in Law and Public Policy degree ushers in opportunities to influence the sector of law and politics.

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  • 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

By earning a master’s in public administration at Liberty, you will be equipped with a solid understanding of the philosophical and biblical influences affecting the leadership of public and non-profit organizations. Gain knowledge in how various political and financial factors influence policy analysis and implementation process. Learn to become a Christian policy leader that influences your generation and generations to come. The political arena needs Christ-centered individuals, like you, possessing education in public policy and law to help create and pass laws in congruence with biblical principles.

The Master of Public Administration – Law and Public Policy degree features learning concepts in the intricacies of the law, politics, research, and public policy to create a well-rounded educational experience. The MPA in Law and Public Policy online degree is our way of providing a comprehensive approach to preparing students to serve in government and related fields, particularly in management and leadership roles. Your master’s in public administration – law and public policy degree provides a more practical approach to the study of government and politics by reviewing economic development in strong and weak times as well as training in creating and maintaining budgets for your organization.

You’ll explore contemporary legal challenges, shifting cultural demographics, political movements, and strategies for community development. Liberty’s seasoned professors will help you grasp concepts in the philosophical, intellectual, political, and cultural influences of American public policy in relation to religious groups.

In the master’s in public administration degree, you may choose the thesis or non-thesis degree track. Following the non-thesis degree track is ideal for individuals who are not planning to pursue a doctorate in the immediate future. Our thesis track provides students the unique opportunity to gather and present the knowledge acquired from previous law and public policy degree courses to apply to practical solutions. Your professors will challenge you to address and analyze weaknesses in public policy and law to design a useful answer through research and hands-on creativity to prepare you for a career in the public sector at federal, state, and local levels.

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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.