Among the first — and the best
Pioneering distance education since 1985, Liberty University is now the nation’s largest private, nonprofit online educator, with more than 90,000 students.
Currently, Liberty University Online has the highest retention and graduation rates of any leading online university.
Supported by a residential campus
Liberty University 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 commitment to Christian values. Liberty Online allows students to enjoy the same quality course offerings as Liberty’s residential students, but with the flexibility of online classes.
You can have confidence that the world’s largest Christian university is standing with you.
Liberty University Online offers you the same quality courses as Liberty University’s residential campus in Lynchburg, Va.
Liberty University Online offers more than 160 programs of study — from the certificate to postgraduate level — in the areas the market demands the most, including business, education, nursing, psychology, counseling, criminal justice, and religion.
All courses are taught from a Christian worldview by professors who regard teaching as more than a job — it’s their calling.
As a leader in Christian education, Liberty University’s thriving spiritual environment mobilizes students to go out and impact the world for Christ.
Liberty University Online's tuition rates are among the lowest of top online universities.
Consistently rated one of the top distance learning educators in the nation and known for its affordability and exceptional student support, Liberty University consistently demonstrates high student satisfaction as well as high retention and graduation rates.
Our students succeed
Liberty University’s loan default rate is less than half the national average.
Upon graduation, Liberty University students are getting jobs faster, and are able to pay back their loans at a higher rate than the national average.
Nearly 200,000 Liberty University alumni are influencing the world in their respective careers.
Flexible learning format
Invest in your education and reach your potential, while keeping your focus on what matters most. Earn your degree while balancing family, work, ministry, and life's other demands.
Liberty University Online offers a flexible schedule which allows you to choose when and where you study and the ability to complete your degree at your own pace.
Generous military benefits
With nearly 27,000 military students, Liberty University Online is proud to honor the men and women who serve our country. Service members, veterans, and their spouses enjoy generous benefits including tuition discounts, free book vouchers, fee waivers, and credit for military training.
Trusted support network
Liberty University Online students also benefit from individualized attention due to low student-to-professor ratios.
Students receive free support services and resources to help them succeed, including tutoring services, the Online Writing Center, Virtual Career Center, Online Communities, and academic advisors dedicated to student success.
Become a Champion for Christ!
With a degree from Liberty University Online, you can start achieving your goals!
Liberty University does not engage in unlawful discrimination or harassment because of race, color, ancestry, religion, age, sex, national origin, pregnancy or childbirth, disability or military veteran status in its educational programs and activities. Liberty University maintains its Christian character and reserves its right to discriminate on the basis of religion to the extent that applicable law respects its right to act in furtherance of its religious objectives. Specifically, Liberty University does not discriminate on the basis of religion in admissions, except for admission to graduate programs within the Rawlings School of Divinity. The following persons have been designated to coordinate Liberty University’s compliance with certain anti-discrimination laws: Coordinator of LU Online Disability Academic Support at (434) 592-5417 or email@example.com; Director of Disability Academic Support (Residential) at (434) 582-2159 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Title IX Coordinator at (434) 582-8948 or TitleIX@liberty.edu.
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, education specialist, and doctoral levels.
Gain the skills you need to succeed in financial, managerial, governmental and non-profit accounting, auditing and taxation, through the Associate of Arts in Accounting program with Liberty University Online. Courses will train you to identify, analyze and deal with ethical dilemmas from a sound moral and biblical perspective, utilizing critical-thinking and problem-solving skills to formulate solutions.
Potential Career Options: Corporate Accounting, Education, Government, Non-profit, Public Accounting.
The Associate of Arts in Business program through Liberty University Online educates students in accounting, economics, human resources, finance and global marketing. Explore fundamental business principles and learn to apply problem-solving strategies to real-life scenarios, integrating faith with business ethics. You will gain foundational knowledge on relevant elements of the workplace, including general business, communications, computers, law, organizational ethics and statistics.
Potential Career Options: Accounting, Economics, Finance General, Business, Management, Marketing, Statistics, Transportation/Logistics.
Learn the skills and techniques you need for a successful career by earning your Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice degree through Liberty University Online. This degree will lay the roadwork for a career in juvenile justice, probation and parole, policing (to include deputy sheriffs), corrections, court services, security, crime analysis or federal service. The Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice is a great stepping stone toward a degree in the social sciences, or a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, which is offered through Liberty University Online.
Potential Career Options: Administration, Casework, Corrections, Counseling, Juvenile Justice, Probation and Parole, Social Services, Victim Advocacy, Policing, Security, Crime Analysis, Federal Service, Court Services.
Whether you are beginning your career in education or just getting an introduction to the field, this program will teach you the fundamentals of early childhood educational development and behavior. Approach the discipline of education from a Christian perspective with a degree from Liberty University Online.
This degree can lead to professional certification.
Liberty University has pre-approved the following credentials for credit:
ACSI Potential Career Options: Child-care, Preschool Teacher, Teacher’s Aide, Paraprofessional, Pre-licensure Preparation, Christian School Educator, Home School Teacher, Church Early Childhood Educator
Looking to pursue a career in the field of law? Liberty’s Associate of Arts in Paralegal Studies will prepare you for the legal career you have always wanted through a 60-credit-hour program.
Courses are designed and taught by practicing lawyers and will equip you to succeed in the expanding field of law.
Through this program you will develop strong professional skills, a firm foundation in ethics, and competency in the foundations of law, contemporary worldviews, rhetoric and real estate.
Potential Career Options: Administration, Casework, Corrections, Counseling, Juvenile Justice, Probation and Parole, Social Services, Victim Advocacy.
Whether you are looking to explore a career in psychology or counseling, earning your Associate of Arts in Psychology from Liberty University Online will equip you with the skills and knowledge to succeed. Through this program, you will learn the importance of ethical principles through psychological theory, practice and research and learn to recognize and understand psychological characteristics within yourself and others. You may also choose to specialize in Christian Counseling.
Potential Career Options: Advocacy, Case Management, Community Relations, Counseling, Mental Health Services Programming
If you are a pastor looking to develop your ministry skills or an individual with a desire to learn more about the Bible, the Associate of Arts in Religion from Liberty University Online provides a solid foundation in the fundamentals of the Bible, Christianity, and Christian theology. Through the program, you will develop excellent oral and written communication skills that are critical to ministry environments.
Potential Career Options: Church Management, Pastoral Responsibilities, Chaplaincy, Clergy, Health & Welfare Ministries, Local Ministries, Missions, Religious Communities, Social Services.
The Graduate Certificate in Worship Studies allows students to study and practice context-specific biblical and theological competencies in worship and worship theories practical to the local church. Students will develop knowledge to function in a variety of worship cultures and contexts within the evangelical community.
If you want to expand your knowledge of the Bible and your effectiveness in ministry but are unable to pursue a full-time degree, consider our Certificate in Biblical Studies program. You can gain a practical knowledge of biblical interpretation, doctrine, evangelism and discipleship, and apply credits earned in this program toward a degree.
Sharpen your leadership, management and human resource skills at Liberty University Online. In our Undergraduate Certificate in Business Administration program, you’ll study concepts and principles designed to hone your business knowledge and help you implement effective practices in the business world.
The Certificate in Christian Ministry offers core courses rooted in biblical doctrine and theology. Students will expand their knowledge and understanding of God's Word and learn how to be a more effective servant of Christ.
The Certificate in Criminal Justice teaches the skills necessary for a wide variety of careers within the criminal justice system. This program emphasizes oral and written communication skills as well as leadership and management abilities.
Improve your chances for advancement with a Certificate of Data Networking.
This certificate program will:
This undergraduate program is a great choice if you are looking to build basic network monitoring skills and learn new ways to combat security issues. Learn how to interact with business data communications systems, navigate and develop the intricacies of network securities, and employ real-world executive perspectives on e-commerce technologies.
The Certificate in Educational Technology and Online Instruction is the ideal professional development tool for educators seeking to sharpen their skills in the design, development, and implementation of technology-based learning experiences. Some courses can serve as prerequisites or replacements for courses in technology master's degree programs.
The Certificate in Preschool equips students to approach education from a Christian perspective and establish a firm understanding of early childhood development and behavior. Courses also examine the theories and methodology of Christian education to assist those who will work in Christian schools, churches, and the home. Emphasis is placed on the early childhood years within various preschool environments.
Expand your skill set with a Certificate of Web Development.
This undergraduate program is a great choice if you desire to acquire skills to start or advance a career as a Web developer. Learn the processes of application programming and object-oriented programming, while obtaining hands-on training in Web architecture and development. Courses also include an overview of Web enterprise technologies and executive perspective on e-commerce technology.
The Certificate in Accounting prepares students to be effective leaders in business. The program addresses proficiency in communication and the computer application skills needed to deal with contemporary accounting issues. Students also learn to identify, analyze, and appropriately work through ethical dilemmas from a sound moral and biblical perspective.
A Certificate in Paralegal Studies develops the practical skills and knowledge needed to succeed in this growing career field. Students will develop competency in various areas of the law including the foundations of law, contemporary worldviews, rhetoric, and real estate. Credits earned in this program can also be put toward a bachelor`s degree.
The Certificate in Management and Leadership emphasizes the importance of applying ethics to management practices in the workplace while improving students’ project development abilities through participation in group projects. This program can be expanded with course transfers into our Master of Arts in Management and Leadership program.
The Certificate of Applied Communication Studies provides advanced study in the field of communication, with an emphasis on the ability to understand and implement communication technologies. The program will prepare the student to work in organizational communication, public relations, or mass media.
The Certificate of Biblical Studies provides practical knowledge of Bible study and interpretation, doctrine, evangelism, and discipleship. This program is ideal for anyone who wants to go deeper into the study of the Bible and increase the effectiveness of their ministry, while preparing them for a graduate degree. All credits earned through this program can be directly applied to a master’s degree program.
The Certificate of Christian Ministry is designed to meet the growing need of ministry leaders seeking specialized training in the area of Christian discipleship. Courses provide students with an understanding of biblical leadership principles specific to small group settings. This program is well-suited for pastors and educators charged with developing discipleship or spiritual formation programs for their church.
The Certificate in Communications and Business Administration provides advanced study in the field of communication, with an emphasis on the ability to understand and implement communication technologies in business administration. The program will prepare the student to work in organizational communication, public relations, or mass media.
The Certificate in Communications and Human Services provides advanced study in the field of communication, with an emphasis on the ability to understand and implement communication technologies in the human services industry. The program will prepare the student to work in organizational communication, public relations, or mass media.
The Certificate in General Business develops skills relevant to both the domestic and international marketplace, including general business, accounting, finance, and marketing. These classes provide an excellent stepping stone from an undergraduate to graduate degree program.
The Certificate in Global Studies is for individuals serving in cross-cultural ministry. Courses provide training in the biblical and theological basis for missions and exposure to the differences in culture and worldview found in other religions. Emphasis is placed on developing a faithful presentation of the Gospel that is relevant to the world`s diverse cultures. This program is well-suited for cross cultural missionaries, missions agency leaders, missions pastors, and church planters.
The Certificate in Marketing builds skills in management, market research, advertising, promotions, and consumer behavior, while strengthening critical abilities pertinent to communication and leadership. Course credit earned in this program can be directly applied to a Master of Business Administration with a cognate in Marketing.
The Certificate in Middle Grades is ideal for those seeking to teach in a variety of educational environments. Students will become more effective teachers and receive specialized preparation to reach students in grades six through eight. This program can also provide the foundation for beginning a master`s degree at a later date.
The Certificate in Military Resilience prepares the student for challenges surrounding military combat. Courses focus on developing personal resilience, marriage and family therapy, crisis response, and strategies for military career and community transition.
The Certificate in Organizational Communication provides advanced study in the field of communication, with an emphasis on the ability to understand and implement communication technologies. The program will prepare the student to work in organizational communication, public relations, or mass media.
A Certificate in Outdoor and Adventure Sport provides the leadership skills necessary for a successful career in outdoor recreation and adventure. This program emphasizes ethics in management as well as more specific skills necessary to excel in the field of outdoor ventures. Course credit earned in this program can be directly applied to a Master of Science in Sport Management with a cognate in Outdoor Adventure.
The Certificate in Pastoral Counseling prepares students to serve as non-professional counselors in both the church and a variety of other ministry settings. Courses teach a strong understanding of biblical counseling principles and strategies. This program is well-suited for students looking to meet the initial requirements of the Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling.
The Certificate in Public Policy develops skills necessary for careers in public administration, government, and politics. This program strengthens critical thinking skills and improves the student`s comprehension of the issues facing today’s society. Course credit earned in this program can be directly applied to a Master of Arts in Public Policy.
The Certificate in School Leadership focuses on effective leadership in Christian, public, and private schools. Combining a Christian perspective with accredited academics, this course teaches essential skills in community relations, educational diversity, and leadership.
The Certificate in Sport Management provides the management and leadership skills needed to develop and operate sports organizations and athletic programs. This program allows the student to focus on athletic marketing, broadcasting, or facility management. Course credit earned in this program can be directly applied to a Master of Science in Sport Management with a cognate is Sport Administration.
The Certificate in Theological Studies prepares students for Christian ministry in the local church and parachurch settings. Courses include investigations into the character and nature of God, the basic doctrines of Christianity, the in-depth study of Scripture, and how these issues impact the contemporary Church. Course credit earned in this program can be directly applied to a Master of Divinity with a cognate in Theological Studies.
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Private, not-for-profit, Higher Education
The majority of programs are entirely online and utilize the Blackboard online learning platform. Notated programs utilize a blended format.
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No geographic restrictions
There are no on-campus requirements for online programs. Blended programs may have on-campus requirements.
Available to many students and parents, loans are an option for funding one's education.
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