Doctor of Public Administration
Liberty University

Program Details

Liberty’s 100% online Doctor of Public Administration (DPA) is designed to train students in the highly complex administrative functions of government agencies and how to apply strategic planning, advanced management techniques, and results-based leadership to public service. Expertise gained through the DPA program will provide students with the tools they need to tackle challenges in government operation and to lead in public roles as well as positions which require effective partnership with government organizations. With original research and scholarship through the program’s integrated dissertation, students will make their mark as experts in the field with practical solutions for real-world problems. Whether students want to get involved in government, nonprofits, or policy advocacy organizations, the leadership, management, and problem-solving skills learned in the online DPA degree will equip them to succeed. Liberty’s online Doctor of Public Administration will also equip students to apply these skills to develop excellent public servants through higher education and government training. With a DPA, students will be qualified to pursue higher education teaching as well as government education program development, policy writing and advocacy, policy consulting, public administration roles, and elected office.


  • A regionally or nationally accredited Masters degree or its equivalent
  • 3.0 or above GPA
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Official college transcripts

School Accreditation Statement

Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. This is the regional accrediting body for southern states.