Serve Your Country and Make a Positive Impact on Public Policy
Are you looking to pursue a career serving your local, state, or federal government? Maybe you are already serving your community or country, but you are looking for a way to move your career ahead. Prepare to serve as a public servant or increase your chances for promotion with a graduate degree from Helms School of Government.
Through our master’s degree program, we offer the chance to continue your education in the area of government and policy-making. Train as a public official for service, research, or teaching opportunities.
If you want to make an impact locally, nationally, or internationally then a master’s degree from our Helms School of Government provides the skills to enable you to rise to the challenge of serving your country. The Lord calls each of us to serve in our own unique way. Let Liberty University prepare you with a unique blend of theoretical and applied knowledge in a master’s degree program that emphasizes the importance and qualities of Christian leadership.
Helms School of Government Master’s Degree Program
Public Policy (M.A.)
Our Master of Public Policy degree will prepare you for a public service career by studying the many details of policymaking, politics, and the ethical practice of public administration—all from a distinctly Christian perspective.
Why Choose a Master’s Degree from Liberty’s Helms School of Government?
At Liberty University, we want to see you succeed in your career and your life. Our mission to Train Champions for Christ is seen in our implementation of biblical principles in our coursework and campus environment. Our experienced professors come from a wide variety of public service careers and are here to provide you with the best training and guidance you need to pursue your graduate degree. As one of the largest Christian universities in the nation, we have the resources that allow you to make the most out of your graduate degree.
A Christian Sense of Duty
We help develop leaders who are guided by duty, honor, and morality. We offer a variety of opportunities for practical learning and a chance to fulfill your sense of duty to your Lord and country.
In the military, they say, “Train as you fight.” We believe that you should prepare for your future in public service in the same way. We adhere to professional dress standards and behavior because you will be serving in government institutions and professional organizations. The opportunity to interact with leaders in government, professional disciplines, and military service will enhance your education and prepare you for a career in government.
As you pursue your degree, you will gain hands-on experience by using the resources in our School of Business building! You will have the opportunity to study in operational information technology labs and network and data centers. Additionally, try your hand at trading stocks in our simulated stock trading room, or in the 2,000-square-foot Entrepreneurship Center for Innovation.
You also have the opportunity to get involved with our student organizations and honor societies. From our Accounting Society to our Technology & Engineering Club, you will gain invaluable insight from peers and professionals alike! Some of the other opportunities you will find in our School of Business include:
- Over 25 areas of study.
- 3+1 accelerated business degrees, so you can walk away with your bachelor’s and master’s degree in just 4 years!
- Center for Entrepreneurship
- Center for Cyber Security
Helms School of Government Master’s Degree Information
- 36 total credit hours
- Transfer in up to 50% of your credits
- View our course catalog
Admission Requirements for Graduate Degrees
Every application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and all applicants must submit the following documents and meet the minimum requirements for admission:
- Admission application
- Official bachelor’s degree transcripts with a 2.0 GPA or higher
- Self-certification form (for students who are in the final term of their bachelor’s degree)
- Current Liberty undergraduate students seeking preliminary acceptance into a graduate program must complete a graduation application through their ASIST account.