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Master Of Arts In Public Policy MAPP Online Degree Program
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
Jun 24, 2019
Liberty University is Accredited by SACSCOC

Earning a Master of Arts in Public Policy Degree Online Will Prepare You for Tomorrow’s Challenges

Public policy issues are of paramount importance in today’s world. Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Public Policy online degree program will teach you important concepts in political philosophy that affect how people think. The critical political issues of today all center around opinions on public policy. Healthcare, taxation, immigration, and international relations are all issues in public policy. This degree will prepare you for exciting opportunities in many career fields, including public administration, government, and politics.

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Why Choose Our Master of Arts in Public Policy Degree?

Liberty’s MAPP degree online is a joint venture of Liberty University’s School of Law and Helms School of Government. Students can complete this degree 100% online, which allows flexibility for students to remain active in their job, family, and community without the worry of having to take courses on campus. The Master’s in Public Policy degree provides access to faculty who are statesmen, leaders, and policymakers and embody a Christ-centered philosophy that Liberty University ascribes to and imparts to a world in need of Christ’s directed influence.

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What Will You Learn in Our Master’s in Public Policy?

Students in our online Master of Arts in Public Policy degree online will receive balanced training in policy and government designed to equip them to succeed in many public service roles. Students will explore theories and practices that are essential to public administration including the politics of government bureaucracy, core functions of government, and economic impacts of these practices on communities. Students will critically analyze how worldviews impact American Public Policy, and how legal and contemporary political issues affect those policies. Through this course content, students will also gain practical skills in effective budgeting, leadership skills for public administration, and how these theories and practices apply to real-world settings and situations.

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Degree Info
Career Options
Admission Requirements

Campaigns and Elections


International Affairs


Middle East Affairs

Policy Studies

Public Administration

Highlights of the Master of Arts in Public Policy program

  • By earning your Public Policy degree from a nonprofit university whose online programs are 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 all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs 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.
  • Full-time students can complete the Master’s in Public Policy degree online in as little as two years.

Master’s in Public Policy Degree Requirements and Information

Potential Career Options with a Master of Arts in Public Policy Degree

Upon completion of a public policy degree online, graduates may wish to pursue careers that utilize their expertise in policymaking. Graduates can pursue various positions in the local, state, and federal government offices. Students with a public policy degree also would be valuable assets to lobbying firms to advocate for important issues.

  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Public Interest/Advocate Groups
  • Research
  • Politics


Admission Requirements for the MA in Public Policy

A regionally or nationally accredited Bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 or above cumulative combined GPA 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*
  • 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.