MA In Military Operations National Security
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

Prepare for a Career in the Defense Sector with Our MA in Military Operations – National Security Degree

Are you a current member of the armed forces? Perhaps service to your country is your passion – you recognize that the United States is unlike any country in the history of the world, and you are dedicated to preserving the freedoms that the people of our nation enjoy. At Liberty, we want to do more than say “thank-you” by offering you generous military benefits. We want to help you maximize your time in the armed forces and enhance your knowledge of national defense. That’s why we offer a Master of Arts in Military Operations – National Security degree.

Throughout the course of history, nations have been at war with one another. The necessity of a strong national defense is nothing new to America, but the challenges that America faces are constant, ever-changing, and increasingly complex. With Liberty’s Master of Arts in Military Operations – National Security degree, you can become better prepared to address these threats while demonstrating principled, measured leadership in positions that require knowledge of military operations. Whether you’re a civilian or a current service member looking for a master’s degree from a respected, military-friendly college or university, Liberty’s 100% online military operations – national security master’s program may be for you.

Why Choose Liberty’s MA in Military Operations – National Security Degree?

As a pioneer in distance education since 1985, Liberty knows what it takes to design rigorous, respected online degrees that offer academic, professional, and spiritual benefits. Our years of experience in online education have helped us perfect the art of training ethical, principled leaders through an online platform. At Liberty, you can earn your degree from anywhere in the world.

Liberty is also proud to offer generous tuition discounts to military service members. At the graduate level, service members and their spouses pay just $275 per credit hour — a rate 50% lower than our standard full-time graduate rate of $565 per credit hour. It’s our way of saying “thank-you” for your service to our country.

We recognize that earning a college degree requires time. We also recognize that for military service members, your free time may be limited. Maybe you’re currently enlisted and would like to earn a master’s degree, but you deploy soon and can’t commit to taking 16-week courses. We offer 8-week subterms each semester that allow you to progress towards graduation while you continue your service to our country.

While military students may find this degree to be a great fit, you don’t have to be a service member to pursue this program. If you hope to teach military studies at a college or university someday, this degree can help equip you with an in-depth knowledge of military operations that you can share with your future students. Our military operations and national security master’s degree can also serve as an excellent stepping stone to a doctoral degree program.

What Will You Learn in Our MA in Military Operations – National Security Degree?

Our Master of Arts in Military Operations – National Security degree offers an advanced study of critical military issues. This degree program is comprised of 2 sections: military doctrine courses and national security courses. The scope of this degree goes beyond an ordinary master’s in national security by also offering you graduate-level training in military operations.

In this degree program, you will study military geography, just war theory, and asymmetrical warfare. You will also study irregular warfare, military intelligence, military operations, and strategic military planning. Additionally, our national security specialization features 4 courses that are designed to help you understand and anticipate various national security challenges posed to the United States.

Our national security specialization can help equip you with knowledge of national security structure and responsibility, terrorism, and political issues in national defense. You will study cyberspace policy and operations in national defense as well as American foreign policy. Upon completion of our military operations – national security studies degree program, you will have completed 36 credit hours in military-specific training that you can use to pursue careers in the defense sector.

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Highlights of Our MA in Military Operations – National Security 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.
  • Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), so you can rest assured that your degree program has satisfied rigorous accreditation standards.
  • Our online master’s degree in military operations takes an average of 1.5 years to complete.

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Military Benefits for Our Online Graduate Programs

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 MA in Military Operations – National Security Graduates

  • Counter-terrorism specialist
  • Foreign affairs specialist
  • Military intelligence officer
  • Military operations analyst
  • Operations integration analyst

Admission Requirements for the MA in Military Operations Degree

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.