Public Policy (Ph.D.) - Economic Policy

Public Policy (Ph.D.) - Economic Policy

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2020 through summer 2021. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Core Courses
PLCY 700Foundations of Statesmanship and Public Policy3
PLCY 701Natural Law, The State & The Gospel3
PLCY 702The Founding Era and Constitution3
PLCY 703Contemporary Challenges to Constitutional Order and the Role of the State3
PLCY 704Economics and Public Policy3
PLCY 800Statesmanship and National Security3
or PLCY 801 Foreign Policy, Globalization, and Statesmanship
PLCY 802Competing Visions of Statesmanship3
PLCY 804Statesmanship, Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations3
PLCY 805Policy Analysis and Statesmanship3
Total Hours27
Research Methods & Tools Courses
PLCY 810Quantitative Methods I3
PLCY 811Quantitative Methods II3
PLCY 812Qualitative Methods3
Total Hours9
Economic Policy Cognate
PLCY 870Introduction to Economic Policy3
PLCY 871Research Seminar in Economic Policy3
PLCY 885Research Concept3
Total Hours9
Dissertation Courses 1
PLCY 987Dissertation I5
PLCY 988Dissertation II5
PLCY 989Dissertation III 25
PLCY 990Dissertation IV - Dissertation Defense0
Total Hours15

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
  • Successful defense of Dissertation
  • Degree must be completed within 7 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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