Liberty University’s 100% online Ph.D. in Public Administration is designed to provide students with the knowledge and tools needed to become experts in public service organization leadership and management. This program is ideal for students who are currently serving in a government or government-related field and who want to pursue higher levels of leadership. Through the Ph.D. in Public Administration, students will engage in cutting-edge research in public policy, develop keen insights into successful organizational management, and demonstrate principles of ethical leadership. The skills gained through the Ph.D. in Public Administration can help students excel in government, nonprofit, and private organizations that interface with public services or government organizations. Students in this program will build on previous studies in public policy and public service experience to develop new skills in urban planning, state and local government leadership, intergovernmental relations, and many other essential areas. Ph.D. in Public Administration students will also complete a dissertation which will develop their research to address real-world challenges in public administration. By earning a Ph.D. in Public Administration, students will be well-equipped for roles such as budget analysts, city managers, chief administrative officers, government research directors, public services managers, public policy consultants, urban planners, and university professors.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Liberty University is accredited by:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the regional accrediting body for southern states.
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationMaster Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsProof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Official College Transcript(s)