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Liberty University

Helms School of Government

Lynchburg, VA

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Overview

Liberty University / Helms School of Government is located in Lynchburg, VA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Public administration Public and non-profit management
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Public administration Healthcare
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Public administration Business and government
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Public administration Law and public policy
Master of Science (MS) Political science
Master of Arts (MA) Public policy International affairs
Master of Arts (MA) Public policy Public administration
Master of Arts (MA) Public policy Middle East affairs
Master of Arts (MA) Public policy Campaigns and elections
Master of Science (MS) International relations
Master of Science (MS) Criminal justice Forensic psychology
Master of Science (MS) Criminal justice Homeland security
Master of Science (MS) Criminal justice Public administration

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 211
Other Advanced Degrees 26

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? Yes

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

876
Applied
559
Accepted
277
Enrolled
64%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100

Student Body

926
Total Graduate Students
69%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
30%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.16%
Black or African American 18.68%
White or Caucasian 44%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.43%
Asian 0.86%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.11%
Two or more races 2.7%
Unknown 29.48%

Gender

Male (57%)
Female (42%)

Location & Contact

Address 1971 University Boulevard
Lynchburg, VA  24515
United States
Contact Shawn D. Akers
Dean
Phone: 434-592-4986