Master of Arts in Military Studies
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Jan 15, 2024
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Learn How to Carry Out Plans, Analysis, and Operations with Liberty’s Military Operations Master’s Degree

Whether you have already served your country in the military or are looking to work in support of the military, Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Military Operations can help provide the skills you need for success. Our professors have designed a program that goes beyond a typical online military studies degree and offers additional training related to intelligence, resiliency, cultural awareness, military leadership, and asymmetric warfare.

Our 4 specializations allow you to fine-tune your skills in the area that best matches your professional or personal goals. If you want to turn your interest in the military into a fulfilling career, then this military operations degree program can help guide you to the proper career channels. Take the knowledge and skills learned from military history and use it to find jobs in intelligence, military operations, logistics, and military contracting.

Why Choose Liberty’s Master’s in Military Operations Degree?

There are few civilian academic programs in the country like this one. What makes our program different? We focus on training military personnel and contractors to handle large-scale strategic and professional operations while providing coursework that highlights military values and culture. Liberty’s Department of History has more military history specialists than any other institution of higher education in the United States, other than the service academies and American Military University. If you are looking for a degree that offers a firm grounding in military history and preparation for future contracting work with the Department of Defense (DOD) or other military agencies and supporting companies, then you have come to the right place.

Our award-winning online instructors and experienced military veterans will train you with a strong emphasis on the Christian worldview concerning military operations. Also, you will be able to choose from 4 different specializations to suit your particular goals and background.

Military History Degree

Military History

This program focuses heavily on various aspects of military history and can help prepare you for further graduate education or professional interests. With the large collection of military history specialists among our faculty, you are sure to find a wealth of knowledge and experience to meet your educational needs.

Military Leadership

Military Leadership

This program is tailored for veterans and current servicemen who want to make the most of their military experience by using Experience Plus. This is a great choice for those who have completed or are completing leadership courses at ‘Command and General Staff’ colleges.


National Security

National Security

This program will combine existing intelligence and help you develop a better understanding of the cultural origin of contemporary threats. You will also study the critical research area of military doctrine.


Supply Chain Logistics And Geography

Supply Chain Logistics and Geography

This program will help you understand and develop the skills needed to assess and deploy services to both combat and safe zones. Special attention will be focused on how to help secure America’s interests by looking at current and historical methods of transport.

What Will You Learn in Our Military Master’s Degree?

In this program, you can gain the knowledge and skills needed to support the defense of the United States as well as develop a strong Christian foundation for leadership and respect for our Judeo-Christian heritage. Liberty University’s military studies degree is supported by coursework on military history and cultural studies to provide deep and ancient cultural contexts for existing military policy and threats.

Depending on which specialization you choose, your courses might focus on history, intelligence, leadership, or learning how to best support military operations at home and abroad. You will also analyze critical information on the latest studies and planning documents related to the DOD Joint Command Staff’s military doctrine for intelligence, operations, logistics, and planning.

Degree Information
Military Benefits
Admission Requirements

Military History

Military Leadership

National Security

Supply Chain Logistics and Geography

Highlights of Our M.A. in Military Operations Degree

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank among’s top 10 online schools in America. Earning your online Master of Arts in Military Operations from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • 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 our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.
  • Our online master’s degree in military operations takes an average of 1.5 years to complete.
  • We have more military history specialists among our faculty than any other civilian institution of higher education.
  • Take advantage of Experience Plus to speed up degree completion.

Master’s in Military Operations Degree Information

Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 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)

Career Opportunities for Military Operations Graduates

  • Defense contractor
  • Department of Defense worker
  • Historian
  • Intelligence analyst
  • Military analyst
  • Military serviceman/woman
  • Security contractor

Admission Requirements for Liberty’s Master’s Degree in Military Operations

A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 or above GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions-related information.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
  • Proof of English proficiency (for applicants whose native language is other than English)

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during Financial Check-In. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.