Public Policy (M.A.P.P.) - Leadership

Public Policy (M.A.P.P.) - Leadership

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.

Core Courses
PPOG 500Introduction to Research and Writing3
PPOG 502Economics and Public Policy3
PPOG 503Political Philosophy3
PPOG 504Leadership, Statesmanship, and Governance 13
PPOG 506Introduction to Geopolitics and International Diplomacy 13
PPOL 501Foundations of American Governance: An Introduction to Public Policy3
PPOL 505Applied Public Policy Research Methods 13
Total Hours21

Students are strongly encouraged to take PPOG 500 Introduction to Research and Writing (3 c.h.), PPOG 502 Economics and Public Policy (3 c.h.), PPOG 503 Political Philosophy (3 c.h.), and PPOL 501 Foundations of American Governance: An Introduction to Public Policy (3 c.h.) before this course.  The content of these courses will help set a foundation for the remaining Public Policy course work

Leadership Cognate
PPOG 624Presidential Leadership3
PPOG 625Legislative Leadership3
PPOG 626State and Local Leadership3
Total Hours9
Thesis or Elective Courses 1,2
PPOG 688Thesis Proposal3
PPOG 689Thesis Research 3,43
PPOG 690Thesis Defense0
Total Hours6

Students may take two electives3 instead of PPOG 688 Thesis Proposal (3 c.h.), PPOG 689 Thesis Research (3 c.h.), & PPOG 690 Thesis Defense (3 c.h.)


Choose from the following courses: Any 500-600 level course offered by the Helms School of Government. Other 500-600 level courses will be considered on a case-by-case basis


Any student who is not ready for enrollment in PPOG 690 Thesis Defense (3 c.h.) after completing PPOG 689 Thesis Research (3 c.h.) may be required, as determined by the student’s thesis chair, to repeat PPOG 689 Thesis Research (3 c.h.) until deemed ready for enrollment in PPOG 690 Thesis Defense (3 c.h.)


While PPOG 689 Thesis Research (3 c.h.) may be taken more than once, only one enrollment in the course will be permitted to count toward degree requirements

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 36 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours 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 more than two grades of C may be applied to the degree (includes grades of C+ & C-)
  • No grade of D or below may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ & D-)
  • 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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