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Are you interested in making your military service a long-term career? Perhaps you love what you do now, but you also think your unique skill set could be used in other defense-sector jobs. The prospect of pursuing higher positions in America’s defense industry excites you, and you think that a master’s degree could be your ticket to upper-level management in the United States military. If this sounds like you, Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Arts (MA) in Military Operations – Military Leadership degree may be a great fit for you.

Since our founding in 1971, we have proudly recognized the bravery and service of the men and women who serve in the armed forces. We want to do more than say “thank-you” by offering generous military benefits to service members – we want to offer degree programs that complement your military background and equip you with the skills needed to advance your military career.

This online military operations degree with a specialization in military leadership features 8-week courses with no set login times and no residential intensives, so you can fit your courses around your busy schedule and complete your work when it best suits you. The time has never been better to pursue an online master’s degree. Apply today and take your military service career to new heights.

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  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Our Master of Arts in Military Operations – Military Leadership degree is an excellent complement to your military background. With courses in military doctrine and military leadership, you may find that you are somewhat familiar with the subjects taught in this degree. This degree program, however, isn’t just designed to complement your current military knowledge — it’s designed to expound on what you already know, challenge you to grasp new concepts, and foster an even greater appreciation for military history, cultural context, and military intelligence.

In addition, Liberty is proud to offer generous tuition discounts for active and former military personnel. If you qualify for this discount, you can complete our master’s degree in military operations – military leadership for just $275 per credit hour – a price roughly 50% lower than our standard full-time graduate rate of $565 per credit hour. We honor our military rate for full- and part-time military students alike, so you can still receive the discount if your schedule doesn’t allow you to be a full-time student.

Our military operations degree is one of only a few like it in the country. Ordinary programs in intelligence, security studies, or military affairs may fall short of offering an education that emphasizes military operations within the historical context of geographic, religious, economic, and cultural conditions. This degree program can help make you a more well-rounded military professional, boost your chances of earning a promotion, and help you pursue new job opportunities in the defense sector.

Liberty’s Master of Arts in Military Operations – Military Leadership is divided into 2 sections: core military doctrine courses and military leadership.

In the military doctrine courses, you will study military geography, just war theory, and military intelligence. You will also study asymmetrical and irregular warfare, military operations, military logistics, and military planning. The military leadership specialization features training in command leadership, virtues of ethical leadership, and contextual military leadership. Additionally, our military leadership area of study allows 1 free elective of your choosing. You can use this elective to study advanced resilience for leaders and caregivers, strategic leadership and management, or the lives of notable historical figures.

Our professors boast considerable research experience and tremendous expertise in military history, intelligence, and military operations. Our Department of History offers you direct access to one of the largest groups of military historians in American higher education, and each of our professors is dedicated to your academic, personal, professional and spiritual growth. If you’re looking for a military-specific graduate degree from a respected university that is taught by military experts and historians, look no further than our MA in Military Operations – Military Leadership.

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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.

Graduate Full Time $565/Credit
Graduate Part Time $615/Credit
Military Graduate $275/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 – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service 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)

*Not applicable to certificates.