Law & Policy (D.L.P.)

Law & Policy (D.L.P.)

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2022 through summer 2023. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Policy Core Courses
PLCY 700Foundations of Public Policy3
PLCY 702Founding Era and the Constitution3
PLCY 703Contemporary Challenges to Constitutional Order and the Role of the State3
PLCY 804Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations3
Total Hours12
Law Core Courses
LPCY 700Foundations of the American Legal Process and Public Policy3
LPCY 702Constitutional Law and Public Policy3
LPCY 704Law, Economics, and Public Policy3
LPCY 800Administrative Law and Public Policy3
LPCY 802Human Rights Law and Public Policy3
Total Hours15
Research Methods & Tools Courses
LPCY 804Law and Policy: Research, Writing, and Analysis3
LPCY 806Public Policy Lawyering Skills3
PLCY 805Policy Analysis and Research Design3
PLCY 810Quantitative Methods I3
PLCY 812Qualitative Methods3
Total Hours15
Capstone Courses
LPCY 885Research Concept3
LPCY 887Capstone I5
LPCY 888Capstone II5
LPCY 889Capstone III 15
LPCY 890Capstone IV 10
Total Hours18

Any student who is not ready for enrollment in LPCY 890 Capstone IV (0 c.h.) after completing LPCY 889 Capstone III (5 c.h.) may be required, as determined by the student's capstone advisor, to repeat LPCY 889 Capstone III (5 c.h.) until deemed ready for enrollment in LPCY 890 Capstone IV (0 c.h.)

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 60 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of a post-graduate and doctoral degree may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No grades lower than a B- may be applied to the degree
  • Successful completion of Research Concept
  • Degree must be completed within 5 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

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