MA in Public Policy – Middle Eastern Studies Online Unlocking the Conflicts and Cultures Impacting Policy


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Have you ever wanted to pursue a career in Middle Eastern affairs, work for the U.S. government, or expand your current knowledge of international affairs? Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Public Policy (MAPP) in Middle East Affairs can help set you on a career path for job placement in several areas of government.

Whether you are interested in working for a domestic or an international organization, our public policy graduate program in Middle Eastern studies can help you succeed! With core courses in political philosophy and governance, you will also study the constantly changing political and social culture of the Middle East.

At Liberty University, we have created our public policy degree with your success in mind. The master of public policy in Middle East studies degree was launched as a joint effort between Liberty University’s Helms School of Government and School of Law. This program seeks to give you a unique experience and train you to effectively shape policy in governmental, legislative, and political areas.

Our MAPP is offered completely online, so you can continue to work while going to college. Our goal is to support you both as a student and as a professional. If you’re looking for an online master’s degree in Middle Eastern studies and public policy, this graduate degree program may be for you.

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Are you looking for a career that will help you impact the world? Liberty University’s master’s in Middle East studies has been designed to help you integrate your faith into 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.

Whether you want to serve at the local, national, or international level, the Middle East concentration was created to train Christ-centered scholars and policymakers to be leaders in today’s world. Apply today and become a difference-maker in a dynamic and exciting field.

As a student in the MA in Public Policy – Middle East Affairs degree program, you will dive deep into the political and ideological landscape of the Middle East and explore its impact on government policy.

Our courses can teach you to analyze the legal, political, legislative, and judicial systems that exist in the Middle East as you are introduced to the region’s public policy affairs. Through collaboration and discussion with professors and peers, you can expand your knowledge as you learn new materials and begin to understand public policy matters in the Middle East.

As a Christian university, we strive to provide you with a solid biblical foundation through every one of your courses. Each of your courses is taught from a biblical worldview, allowing you to investigate the Christian approach to situations you may face in the world of public policy in the Middle East.

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