• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Do you want to be an integral part of creating effective policies designed to keep our nation safe? The Public Policy - National Security Policy program at Liberty University will provide you with well-rounded training in the essential theories and practices of government and policy-making, while also giving you deep insight into national security challenges and their solutions.
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Through our flexible and affordable online courses, you will study a wide range of national security issues — including operational strategy, lawmaking, policy implementation, and law enforcement — that will equip you to combat foreign and domestic threats to life and liberty.

The Public Policy - National Security Policy program at Liberty University will train you to effectively shape national security policies in the areas of legislation, communications, politics, and international relations. This degree will provide you with advanced courses in policy and governmental functions along with opportunities to conduct in-depth, original research while you prepare your dissertation.

Potential Career Opportunities with a Ph.D. in Public Policy – National Security Policy

  • Counterterrorism analyst
  • Federal agent
  • Government employee
  • Intelligence analyst
  • National security policy researcher
  • Professor (higher education)
  • Senior public policy analyst


Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Statesmanship and Public Policy
  • Foreign Policy, Globalization, and Statesmanship
  • Policy Analysis and Statesmanship
  • Introduction to National Security Policy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Admission application
  • Application fee
  • Official college transcripts
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    650 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 650 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    650 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 650 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
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