Bachelor of Science in Military Studies – Professional Excellence in Uniform


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Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Turn your military experience into a fulfilling career — or enhance your current military career — with Liberty’s military studies degree program. If you have served in the armed forces and want a degree that will reinforce the skills you gained serving our nation, then Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science (BS) in Military Studies – Professional will more than meet your needs.

Civilian academic programs that provide an awareness of military values and culture are rare. Rarer still are programs that adequately train military personnel and contractors to effectively handle large-scale strategic and professional operations. Liberty’s program does both.

Liberty a variety of specializations in military studies, and if you’re serving or have served your country, the professional track is specifically designed to help you maximize the knowledge and skills you gained in the service. Your military training may even help you finish your degree faster — college credit is granted for some experience.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Liberty University’s Department of History has more military history specialists than any other institution of higher education in the United States, aside from service academies and the American Military University. If you are looking for a degree that offers a firm grounding in military history and also prepares you for future contracting work with the Department of Defense, other military agencies, and supporting companies, then Liberty’s military studies degree is a great choice. You’ll also find that the professional specialization complements your military service nicely.

Our online instructors and accomplished military veterans will train you for military settings with a strong emphasis on Christian morals and ethics. And with our 100% online format, you can receive this training from the comfort of your home or office!

Liberty’s military studies degree can give you the knowledge and skills you need to support and defend the United States — both at home and abroad. Train to become a leader of integrity while you develop a strong Christian foundation and appreciation for our country’s Judeo-Christian heritage. Liberty University’s military studies degree explores military history as well as the deep and ancient cultural contexts for existing military policy and the threats faced in our world today.

Through this professional military studies program, you’ll learn how to lead others in a variety of military-related operations by studying military history and lessons learned on the battlefield. You’ll also develop an in-depth understanding of military doctrine and culture. Your courses are taught by professors with relevant military experience and the fundamental knowledge you’ll need for a fulfilling career as a military contractor or Department of Defense employee.

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Speak to one of our admissions specialists to help you choose the program that best fits your needs.

Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!

Undergraduate Full Time $390/Credit
Undergraduate Part Time $455/Credit
Military Undergraduate $250/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)
  • Potential college credit for military training

*Not applicable to certificates.