Master of Arts in Public Policy – International Affairs Bridging Divides Towards a Safer World


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Have you ever wanted to pursue a career in international relations or work with the U.S. government? Are you looking to expand your current knowledge in international affairs? Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Public Policy (MAPP) in International Affairs can prepare you for an exciting career in international relations. Whether you are interested in working for a domestic or international organization, our online international relations-focused master’s degree will set you up for success! With core courses in political philosophy and governance, you will study the changing worlds of foreign policies, international government, and strategic intelligence.

The online international relations master’s degree was created as a joint effort by the Liberty University School of Law and the Helms School of Government to give students a unique experience in shaping policy in governmental, legislative, and political areas. Designed to be completed quickly, our program will allow you to continue to work while going to college. Our goal is to support you as both a student and a professional.

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Are you looking for an exciting career that will help you influence the world? Liberty University’s online international relations master’s degree has been designed to help integrate biblical principles 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 international affairs degree was created to train Christ-centered scholars and policymakers to be leaders of today’s world.

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 the optimum educational experience as you study subjects related to public policy. You will be learning relevant concepts from professors with experience as statesmen, leaders, and policymakers. They will guide you towards a more successful career and a Christ-centered approach to public policy.

With courses providing insight on laws within specific geographic zones and international policies, you will be expanding your opportunities around the world. Learning to understand the delicate nature of international affairs also includes studies in economics and an understanding of American public policy. Your thesis at the conclusion of this degree program will allow you to reflect on your understanding of the complexities of international affairs and public policy.

Through each course, a biblical worldview will be integrated into lessons on public policy for applying a model of Christian statesmanship to the public policy context. Incorporating Christianity into the classroom means that you will be able to grow spiritually as you are taught how to combine your faith with your future career by someone who has experience in the field.

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