Online Master of Arts in Public Policy Empower Policy Leaders


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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Do you enjoy politics, economics, research, and making a difference in your community? Then a master’s degree in public policy might be the degree program for you! Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Public Policy (MAPP) online degree provides the opportunity to study a wide variety of public policy and governance subject areas while allowing flexibility to specialize your degree program with courses that interest you. By earning a master’s degree in public policy from Liberty University, you will be provided with advanced training in developing and molding public policy at the local, state, and national levels.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 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

Liberty University is committed to Training Champions for Christ. All of our courses are taught through the lens of a biblical worldview, which equips future policymakers to view their careers and responsibilities with integrity and commitment. Our professors are policy experts and have spent years diving into the rich course material they teach. We are committed to providing you with a quality education and academic excellence. Our master’s in public policy degree program is offered 100% online, providing you with the convenience of earning a quality degree in the comfort of your home.

Throughout our MAPP degree, you can learn how to find the underlying cause of some of the biggest questions, problems, concerns, and expiring legislation facing us today. You will study core public policy courses covering economics, political policy, geopolitics, American governance, and more. You will have the opportunity to add elective courses as well as complete an optional thesis and thesis defense, which is ideal for future doctoral students or writers wishing to publicize their work.

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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

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.