Online Public Policy Degree Programs

Looking for a public policy program that aligns with your career goals?

Prepare to make an impact in the ever-evolving public sector. Purdue Global’s public policy programs prepare students to address relevant public and environmental issues via policy analysis, creating and managing public programs, and identifying ethical solutions to problems that impact lives and communities across the nation. And because your classes are 100% online, it’s easy to create a study schedule that fits within your life.

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Online Environmental Policy Programs

Expansion of green economy activity has created a new need for qualified environmental policy professionals. If you’re interested in creating policies that protect the environment and conserve natural resources, these programs may be right for you.

Prepare for roles in environmental compliance, public health, forest conservation, and more while building skills in socially responsible leadership. This program includes an accelerated master's degree option in legal studies.

  • Business Foundations
15–18 hrs/week
4 years

Gain the skills to identify environmental issues that impact the environment, organizations, people, and economies, and develop sustainable practices that address them.

  • Environmental Science
  • Social Issues
  • Economics
  • Health Sciences
  • Decision Management
  • Supply Chain and Logistics
  • Sustainable Hospitality
15–18 hrs/week
4 years

Online Public Administration Programs

Want to become a prominent voice in the public sector? This program prepares you with the administrative skills needed to help strengthen our society. With an ever-evolving population, qualified administrators are expected to remain in demand.

Prepare for leadership roles in government, public safety, emergency management, and more. Coursework centers on building human resource management skills to make ethical decisions in the name of public interest.

    15 hrs/week
    1.5 years

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    What Are the Admissions Requirements?

    To get started as a Purdue Global student, you must meet certain academic requirements and complete an enrollment application. Here’s what you’ll need to begin:

    Admissions for Undergraduate Programs

    • General Education Development (GED) or high school diploma for associate’s and bachelor’s degrees

    Admissions for Graduate Programs

    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university for master's degrees and certificate programs

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    Online and Industry Resources

    Explore the benefits of advancing your career in public policy through online learning and choose the program that best suits your needs.

    In the wake of unprecedented events, virtual learning has taken center stage. Learn the benefits of earning your degree online.

    Learn the value of female leadership in public service, and how to best take actionable steps that lead to real change in our society.

    Environmental policy graduates work on both a local and global scale to promote sustainability and resource conservation. Discover common career paths for this fulfilling field.

    Public Policy Programs

    Explore the benefits of earning a bachelor's or master’s degree at Purdue Global.

    Master's Degree Program

    Why choose Purdue Global for your master’s degree in public administration?


    Employment or Career Advancement: Purdue Global does not guarantee employment placement or career advancement. Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience and opportunities for employment. Additional training or certification may be required. Prior experience may be necessary for leadership positions.