Be a Positive Influence in our Election Process by Earning a Master’s in Public Policy in Campaigns and Elections!
Have you ever wanted to get involved with campaigns and elections? Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Public Policy (MAPP) in Campaigns and Elections will set you on a career path that will prepare you for an exciting career in fundraising, data analysis, and political marketing. Whether you are interested in becoming a campaign manager, public relations specialist, or just expanding your knowledge for a position you are already in, our Master’s degree in Campaign and Elections Management will set you up for success! With core courses in political philosophy and governance, you will have the opportunity to strengthen your critical thinking skills and stretch your comprehension of electoral processes and campaign strategies.
At Liberty University, we have created our MAPP in Campaign and Election Management with your success in mind. The online Master in Public Policy degree was created as a joint effort by the Liberty University School of Law and Helms School of Government to give students a unique experience to shape policy in governmental, legislative, and political areas. Designed to be completed in less than two years, our program will allow you to continue to work while going to college. Our goal is to support you as both a student and as a professional.
Why Choose Liberty’s Public Policy Degree in Campaign and Elections?
Are you looking for an exciting career that will help you influence the world? Liberty University’s online program in Campaign Management has been designed to help integrate your faith into your professional life. At Liberty University, we strive to live out Christ-like characteristics and to use the power of faith and education to transform people and the world. The Master’s in Public Policy in Campaign and Elections was created to train Christ-centered scholars and policymakers to be the future leaders of today’s world. Throughout our Campaigns and Elections Degree, you will study ethical management practices as well as current trends in campaign management and public relations.
What Will You Learn in the Online M.A. in Public Policy – Campaigns and Elections?
The Master of Arts in Public Policy degree is designed to provide education in both law and government relating to public policy. This dual focus allows for an optimal educational experience as you study subjects related to public policy. You will be learning from professors with experience as statesmen, leaders, and policymakers as they teach subjects in their field of expertise. Professors will guide you towards a more successful career as well as providing a Christ-centered approach to public policy.
- PPOG 635 – Speech Writing for Candidates and Officeholders
- PPOL 630 – Campaign Tactics, Strategies, and Management
- PPOL 631 – Message, Media, and Political Communications
- PPOG 504 – Leadership, Statesmanship, and Governance
Highlights of Our Online Campaigns and Elections Program
- By earning your MAPP in Campaign Management 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 the field.
- Our program is ranked the #1 Most Affordable Online Master’s Degree in Public Policy by AffordableColleges.com.
- 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.
- The Master of Public Policy is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
- You will have the opportunity to network with leaders and policymakers from across the country!
- Download and explore the Degree Completion Plan.
- This program falls under the Helms School of Government.
- You will have the option to complete a Thesis, or you may take additional elective courses instead.
- View all of the Graduate Course Syllabi (login required).
Military Benefits for the Online MA in Public Policy
Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey. As a thank you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:
- Tuition discounts – $275 for undergraduate (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.
What Careers Can You Pursue with a Degree in Campaigns and Elections?
The Masters in Public Policy in Campaigns and Elections will equip you with the necessary skills to build a career that focuses on applying ethics to management practices a public policy and electoral system. Potential career options include:
- Campaign Manager
- Data Analysis
- Public Relations Specialist
Admission Requirements for Our Online MA in Public Policy
A regionally or nationally accredited Bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 or above 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.