Program Overview

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.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    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.

    Requirements

    1. Apply online or download graduate application and submit via mail.
    2. $50.00 Deferred application fee (Assessed during financial check in)
    3. Fax / scan all unofficial college transcripts. *Please Note* Unofficial transcripts can be used for acceptance purposes
    4. College transcripts. All official transcripts must be received by the end of the first term. If not, students will be unable to continue to register for classes.
    5. Regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with at least a 3.0 GPA for admission in good standing
    6. TOEFL scores for students who speak English as a second language (score of 600 paper-based test; 250 computer-based test; 100 internet-based test)

    School Overview

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    We are committed to helping you achieve your goals and complete your degree as quickly as possible. One of our Admissions Counselors is ready to assist you with this process. Here is what you can expect from us:

    • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level.*
    • Transfer up to 90 credits into an undergraduate degree program.
    • Up to 50% of your master’s degree can be transferred in to help you get the most out of your hard work and maximize the credit you previously earned.

    *excludes licensure, certification, and some doctoral programs

    Benefits of Attending Liberty University

    • No standardized testing if you meet admission requirements.
    • Credit for prior training, certification, licensure, experience, and learning, and more such as:

    - Military

    - Real Estate

    - Insurance

    - Emergency Response

    • Courses taught from a Christian worldview.
    • 8 start dates a year, with an 8 week course format.

    Financing Options

    Financial Aid

    • 87% of all Liberty students in an online program are awarded financial aid.

    Tuition discounts for 

    • Military service members, including active duty, retired, veterans, and their spouses.
    • Emergency Response Personnel

    Corporate Tuition Assistance

    • Deferred – If you company reimburses you for the cost of your education, you submit your grades to your employer who pays you, and then you pay for your classes.

    Other convenient payment options are available

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