Liberty University Online
Pioneering distance education since 1985, Liberty is now the nation’s largest, private nonprofit online educator, with more than 80,000 students. Currently, Liberty Online has the highest retention and graduation rates of any leading online university.
Supported by a residential campus
Liberty Online is an extension of Liberty University, the world’s largest Christian university. Established in 1971, Liberty has maintained the mission of Training Champions for Christ and continually nurtures an environment of academic excellence, technological innovation, and Christian commitment. Liberty Online allows students to enjoy the same quality course offerings as Liberty’s resident students, but with the flexibility of online classes.
With more than 100 fully-accredited areas of study at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels, Liberty Online offers degrees in the areas the market demands the most.
Every course through Liberty Online is taught from a Christian worldview, by professors who treat teaching as more than a job ? it’s their ministry andcalling.
Liberty Online offers the lowest tuition rates among top online universities.
Flexible learning format
Invest in your education and reach your potential, while continuing to keep your focus on what matters most. Earn your degree while balancing family, work, ministry, and life's other demands. Liberty’s flexible program allows you to choose when and where you study.
Generous military benefits
With more than 20,000 military students, Liberty Online is proud to honor the men and women who serve our country. Servicemembers, veterans, and their spouses enjoy generous benefits: tuition discounts, free book vouchers, fee waivers, and credit for military training.
Trusted support network
When you study through Liberty Online, you aren’t alone — you are surrounded by Liberty’s exceptional support system and valuable student resources.
- Devoted professors grade assignments weekly and respond to queries daily.
- Invested Academic Advisors care about your success and are available to assist you throughout the pursuit of your degree.
- Help is here — for technology, registration, library resources and more. Liberty offers services such as chat support, student advocates, and an online writing center.
- A partnership with Tutor.com allows you access to online tutors 24/7 from the comfort of your own home.
- Take advantage of 24/7 access to your coursework on Blackboard, our student-friendly interface, and your Degree Completion Plan, which continually tracks your overall progress.
With a degree from Liberty Online, you can start achieving your goals! Learn more today!
Liberty offers more than 100 programs:
Associate of Arts in Accounting
Associate of Arts in Business
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice
Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education
Associate of Arts in Education (Non-licensure)
Associate of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies
Associate of Arts in Management Information Systems
Associate of Arts in Paralegal Studies
Associate of Arts in Psychology Christian Counseling
Associate of Arts in Religion
Bachelor Degree Programs
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education in Interdisciplinary Studies
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education in Interdisciplinary Studies
Bachelor of Science in Special Education in Interdisciplinary Studies
Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems
Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to B.S.N.)
Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Religion
Choose from 23 master’s degree programs and more than 40 specializations, and set yourself apart in today’s competitive marketplace.
Master of Science in Accounting (M.S.A.)
Master of Arts in Management and Leadership (M.A.M.L.)
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) 36-hours
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) 45-hours
Master of Arts in Human Services *
Health & Wellness
Marriage & Family
Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy *
Master of Arts in Professional Counseling *
Master of Arts in Teaching *
Master of Education (M.Ed.) *
Administration & Supervision
Program Specialist - Math
Program Specialist - Reading
Teaching and Learning - Early Childhood
Teaching and Learning - Educational Technology and Online Instruction
Teaching and Learning - Elementary Education
Teaching and Learning - General Education
Teaching and Learning - Gifted
Teaching and Learning - Middle Grades
Teaching and Learning - Special Education
Master of Science in Sport Management – Sport Administration
Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)
Master of Public Health - Nutrition
Master of Arts in Public Policy
Master of Arts in Christian Leadership
Master of Arts in Discipleship Ministries
Master of Arts in Evangelism & Church Planting
Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies
Master of Arts in Marketplace Chaplaincy
Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling
Master of Arts in Theological Studies
Master of Arts in Worship Studies *
Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.)
Evangelism & Church Ministries
Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
Chaplaincy (72 Credit Hours)
Chaplaincy (93 Credit Hours)
Master of Religious Education (M.R.E.)
Master of Theology (Non-Thesis)
Master of Arts in Ethnomusicology *
Doctoral and Postgraduate Programs
Consult individual program pages at the left for more information.
Doctor of Philosophy Counseling (Ph.D.) *
Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
Master of Theology
Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) *
Doctor of Philosophy in Theology & Apologetics (Ph.D.) *
To honor the courageous men and women who serve our country, Liberty University Online offers military students many special benefits to help them achieve their academic and professional goals including the following:
- Tuition discounts
- Dedicated Military Support Office
- Book vouchers (undergraduate only)
- Fee waivers
- Evaluation of military training for college credit
- Heroes Fund Scholarship
Liberty University Online is authorized to certify students who qualify for the Montgomery GI Bill, Active Duty/Selected Reserves and Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program, as well as those who qualify for the Post 9/11 GI Bill and VA Vocational Rehabilitation.
Who Qualifies as a Military Student?
All current service members (qualify after basic training is completed), Department of Defense employees, Veterans (honorable/general discharge), and military spouses (as defined in 1 U.S.C. § 7) pursuing an Associates, Bachelor’s and Master’s level program, Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) or Education Specialists (Ed.S.) have the opportunity to qualify for the benefits listed below. Benefits only apply to Liberty University Onlinemilitary students (students enrolled in the resident program or WillmingtonSchool of the Bible do not qualify).
Liberty's Military Support Office has trained specialists ready to process your Tuition Assistance and GI Bill benefits, and have partnered with the SOC Network, GoArmyEd, Air University - Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC) Program, and the Veterans' Affairs Yellow Ribbon Program to further support our military and veteran students.
“Every class, professor and classmate has contributed to my rich education in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy. Not only have I learned valuable skills in the field, but I have strengthened my walk with Christ. I am a Champion of Christ ready to be God's hands and feet. Liberty University has sparked the fire within me and encouraged me to be a shining light in our troubled world.”
Master of Arts in Human Services
Class of 2010
“I stumbled across Liberty University Online one day, when I originally had plans to attend somewhere else. Coming to Liberty was the best thing that I had ever done! I didn’t think at first that I was computer savvy enough to do online education, but I completed my BSN and soon to be MSN with Liberty Online and the program has been great!”
Master of Science in Nursing
Class of 2010
“I was on active duty when I started my education, and due to my deployments schedule online was the only way I could get my degree. My degree helped me tremendously in getting my present job. I have been blessed to be a part of Liberty and highly recommend Liberty Online to others.”
“My experience at Liberty University Online has truly been a remarkable one. The community within Liberty Online made me feel as though I was a part of something that was greater than myself, although I was thousands of miles away. I felt connected and as though I belonged. The encouragement, the challenge, the education from a Christian perspective, the prayers, the diversity of people from different industries and different walks of life was simply astounding. “
Master of Science in Accounting
Class of 2010
Frequently Asked Questions
Included are twelve frequently asked questions to help you prepare for your conversation with our admissions representative. We want you to receive all the information you need about attending Liberty and earning your degree.
1.What are the admissions requirements?
Regardless of program, your first step is to submit an official application for admission.
If you have already completed an application, please proceed to step two where you will need to submit to our office any necessary forms/transcripts required by your chosen degree program.
2.Which degree programs are offered in my areas of interest?
Liberty University Online offers 115 programs in the areas the market demands most — business, education, nursing, psychology, counseling and religion — all taught in a flexible and convenient online format from a Christian worldview.
Although Liberty University pioneered distance education in 1985, it is not simply an “online” school, but a brick-and-mortar institution established in 1971. In addition to more than 60,000 online learners, Liberty now hosts more than 12,000 students on its 6,500-acre campus in central Virginia. You can visit the campus for one-week intensive classes, a campus visit and tour, or join us for commencement ceremonies when your program is complete.
3.Is Liberty University accredited?
Liberty University is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS-COC) to award degrees at associate, baccalaureate, master’s, education specialist and doctoral levels.
4.How will Liberty’s Christian mission affect my education experience?
Liberty Online Ministries is committed to providing our Liberty family with spiritual resources that will encourage and strengthen you and your family. We want you and your family to become all that God intended you to be.
5.What are the specific courses for my degree?
One of the smartest tools you can use to reach your educational goals is your Degree Completion Plan (DCP). Like a roadmap to success, the DCP spells out required and optional courses for your degree and their credit value, with space for you to document the semester each course was taken and the grade you received as you advance through your program. Using the DCP will allow you to plan your approach, monitor your progress, stay on track and avoid pre-graduation surprises.
6.How long does it take to complete a given degree program?
Degree completion time greatly depends on the chosen program and the amount of transfer credit you may have. For undergraduate programs, the more credits you transfer in, the faster you’ll complete your degree. You may be able to earn credits from professional training, through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), or by utilizing credit from previous college courses you have taken. For graduate and master’s programs, it depends on the program and the amount of time you have available to spend on your classes. Most undergraduate and graduate programs have a certain number of courses that must be completed through Liberty in order to graduate. Please contact your new enrollment specialist to learn more.
7.What is the cost of tuition and other fees?
While the cost of attending a private college today is over $20,000 a year at many schools, Liberty University Online offers you a more affordable solution - the lowest tuition rate of any leading online university in the country! And with Liberty’s eight-week online format you can accelerate your degree and realize a return on your investment even faster.
8.Does Liberty University offer financial aid?
As a non-profit institution, Liberty University offers the lowest tuition rates among top online universities. Additionally, scholarships and flexible payment plans make Liberty's low tuition rates even more affordable.
Liberty University Online cares about your education, and we are committed to helping you navigate the financial aid process smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns about your financial needs, our highly trained staff is available to personally answer your questions and get you on the fast track toward accomplishing your educational and life goals! For more information regarding financial aid, visit Liberty’s Financial Aid Homepage.
9.When are classes held?
Liberty University Online’s academic school year consists of three terms: fall, spring, and summer. Terms consist of three eight-week sub-terms, and one semester-long sub-term which can range from fourteen to seventeen weeks in length.
10.Can I take a break for personal or career commitments if needed?
Students may drop any course for a full refund prior to the course start date. For more information about our withdrawal policies, please consult a Liberty Admissions Advisor.
11.What support team is offered while I am in school?
The Academic Support Office for Liberty University Online and Graduate Studies programs wishes to see the student body of Liberty University succeed in their academic endeavors.