Master's Degree in Public Policy - Leadership Degree
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8 Week Courses
Transfer Credits
Up to 50% of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Jan 13, 2020
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Lead the Charge in Changing Public Policy by Earning an Online Master of Arts in Public Policy (MAPP) – Leadership

Public Policy degree programs can prepare you for a wide range of administrative and detail-oriented positions like city manager, policy director, public policy analyst, and even law enforcement positions.  Public Policy degrees are usually multidisciplinary, which means graduates feel better prepared to enter their career field of choice with a comprehensive background of training.

Liberty University’s Master’s degree in Public Policy, with a specialization in Leadership, will prepare you for a career in public service where you can make a difference in shaping public policy. Future contributors to public policy should consider pursuing our online MAPP – Leadership degree to prepare for tomorrow’s challenges. 

Why Choose Liberty University’s Master’s in Public Policy- Leadership Degree Online?

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.

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

Throughout our MAPP degree, you will learn how to find the underlying cause of some of the biggest questions, problems, concerns, and expiring legislation facing us today. Our specialization in Leadership features challenging and interesting course material covering Presidential, Legislative and Local & State Leadership policy governance. You will graduate feeling equipped to take on leadership roles with public policy all the way from Main St. to Washington D.C.

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Military Benefits
Career Options
Admission Requirements

Highlights of the Master of Arts in Public Policy Program

  • By earning your Master of  Arts in Public Policy – Leadership degree from a nonprofit university whose online programs are ranked in the top 1% 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 4 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 less than two years.

Program Format for the Online Masters in Public Policy

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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 graduate (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.

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

Upon completion of our Master’s in Public Policy degree online, graduates may wish to pursue careers in 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.  

  • Advocate
  • Policy Advisor/ Director
  • Sustainability Coordinator
  • Foundation Manager

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.