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Master's Degree in Public Policy - Policy Studies Degree Online
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
May 13, 2019
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Help Craft Effective Governance with Liberty’s Online Master of Arts in Public Policy – Policy Studies

Most people take an interest in making improvements in their community and country, but those interested in the policies that dictate improvements take this ambition to the next level and make it their career. 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. Our MAPP online degree program, with a specialization in Policy Studies, will challenge you with interesting coursework on detailed public policy, economics, and statistics, along with other foundational public policy courses and content.

Why Choose Liberty University’s Master’s in Public Policy- Policy Studies 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.

We are committed to providing you with a quality education and academic excellence. Our Master’s in Public Policy – Policy Studies online degree program is offered 100% online, providing you with the convenience of earning an accredited degree in the comfort of your home.  Liberty University has the highest accreditation available through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC).

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

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 Policy Studies specialization features challenging and interesting course material covering political ideologies, economics, political policy, geopolitics, American governance and domestic and foreign policy.

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Degree Information
Military Benefits
Career Options
Admission Requirements

Highlights of the Master of Arts in Public Policy Program

  • By earning your Master’s in Public Policy – Policy Studies degree from a nonprofit university whose online programs are 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 your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.
  • You can complete the Master’s in Public Policy degree online in as little as 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 undergraduate (per credit hour)
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as an 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 Public Policy?

Upon completion of our Master’s in Public Policy degree online, graduates may wish to pursue careers that utilize their expertise in policymaking. Graduates of our public policy degree can pursue various positions in local, state, and federal government offices. Students with a policy studies degree would be valuable assets to lobbying firms to advocate for important issues.  

  • Communications Specialist
  • Development Assistant
  • Director of Government Relations
  • 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.