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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Have you ever wanted to pursue a career in public policy, political administration, or government? Are you seeking to expand your current knowledge in public service? Maybe you’re an experienced professional looking to pursue advanced leadership positions in the public sector, but you’re not sure where to start.

Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Public Policy (M.A.P.P.) – Public Administration can help equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to be successful in nonprofit organizations, consulting firms, and international institutions alike.

While our online MPP programs are built around core courses in political philosophy and governance, you will also have the opportunity to study political strategies and public policy analytics in detail. At Liberty University, we have created our Master of Arts in Public Policy (M.A.P.P.) degree with your success in mind. Offered as a joint effort between Liberty University’s School of Law and the Helms School of Government, our public policy master’s program with a focus in public administration was created to give you a unique educational experience: a public policy graduate program that also offers you the best of a master’s degree in public administration.

This public policy program is 100% online and designed to be completed in 36 credit hours, so you don’t have to put your life on hold to attend college. Our goal is to support you as both a student and a professional. If you’re looking for an MPP online program that can train you in ethical leadership, nonprofit management, and public policy affairs, our MA in Public Policy online with a specialization in public administration is an excellent choice.

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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

At Liberty, we don’t just teach students. We train ethically driven, principled leaders who are passionate about changing the world for Christ.

Our public policy degree program will challenge you to combine biblical principles with your career in policymaking and public administration. At Liberty University, we strive to demonstrate Christ-like characteristics and ultimately use the power of faith and education to transform people and the world.

Whether you want to serve at the local, state, national, or international level, the M.A.P.P. in Public Administration degree can help provide the training you need in all areas of public administration so you can rise to the level of a public official, scholar, or policymaker as you prepare to lead today’s world.

As a student in the public administration degree program, you will explore the legal, political, legislative, and judicial systems in American law and policies. Through collaboration and discussion with professors and peers, you can develop expertise in the politics and operation of public administration as well as gain an understanding of regulations, government bodies, and practices in the field of public service.

As a Christian university, we strive to provide you with a solid biblical foundation in each of your courses. Our curriculum teaches you from a biblical worldview, which will allow you to investigate the Christian approach to situations you may face in the world of public administration.

Additionally, you can learn from professors who have experience as leaders and policymakers as they guide you toward a more successful career in public service.

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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.