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Program Details

Liberty University offers a Master of Arts in Public Policy with a specialization in Campaigns and Elections for students and professionals who are interested in learning about the election and campaign process as a part of the U.S. electoral process. Students will learn the functions of campaign workers and campaign administrators as they study methods for reaching out to the public in order to build support of issues and persons at the local, state, and federal levels. Through the program, students will focus on developing administrative skills, personnel management and budgetary management skills for the purpose of running a campaign and participating in electoral events.

Classes for the Public Policy degree include Introduction to Writing, Research, and Turabian; Economics and Public Policy; Political Philosophy; Leadership, Statesmanship, and Governance; Introduction to Geopolitics and International Diplomacy; Foundations of American Governance; Applied Public Research Methods; Presidential Leadership; Speech Writing for Candidates and Officeholders; Campaign Tactics, strategies and Management; and Media, Message, and Political Communications. 

Graduates will need to have demonstrated the necessary educational and professional qualifications necessary for roles in in leading organizational and community goals by utilizing financial resources. Qualifications include, but are not limited to, the ability to utilize personal management skills and time management as part of electoral or campaign efforts, and to demonstrate the ability to utilize problem solving tools and principles of quality to better communicate messages utilizing media and political communications.

Requirements

Must hold a regionally or nationally accredited bachelor's degree with at least a 3.0 for admission in good standing.  Students with a GPA less than 3.0 may be considered for admission on caution.

Accreditation & Licensing

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

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