Educational Studies Master's Degree
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

Tailor Your Graduate Program to Your Unique Career Goals with Liberty’s Educational Studies Master’s Degree

There are many different roles you can pursue in the world of education. You may work directly in the classroom as a teacher, oversee important school functions as an administrator, or develop teaching and learning materials as a curriculum specialist.

No matter what career path you end up following, it’s important that you receive a rigorous, well-rounded college education that offers the flexibility you need to work toward your unique goals. With Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Arts (MA) in Educational Studies, you’ll have the freedom to customize your degree by selecting 2 areas of study related to your career aspirations. This program can help provide you with a foundational knowledge of educational philosophy as well as specialized training in gifted education, online learning, urban education, and more – depending on the area that most interests you!

Maybe you’re a licensed educator looking to further your career, or perhaps you want to work in a role that doesn’t require licensure. Either way, our interdisciplinary education master’s degree can help you fine-tune your skill set to match the particular job you’re hoping to pursue. That way, you can provide the best possible educational experience to the students in your institution – and equip others to do the same.

Please note: The MA in Educational Studies is a non-licensure program.

Why Choose Liberty’s Master’s Degree in Educational Studies?

Liberty has been a pioneer in distance learning since 1985. A lot has changed since then, but our commitment to offering flexible, affordable, and high-quality degree programs has not. As a student in our educational studies program, your courses will be 100% online in 8-week terms with no set login times. Whether you’re a parent, a working professional, or have other important commitments outside school, you can fit your classes into your schedule and stay invested in your top priorities while pursuing your degree.

At Liberty, you won’t have to sacrifice quality for flexibility. We are regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Additionally, our commitment to excellence also helped us rank in the top 10% of’s best online schools in America. You can rest assured that we’ve taken the time to develop a top-notch curriculum that can help you stand out to employers as you prepare to take the next step in your career.

Being an online student doesn’t mean you have to study alone. With our world-class online learning platform, you’ll be able to regularly interact with your classmates through discussion board posts – allowing you to share ideas and grow as a professional. Additionally, our faculty are available to provide feedback on your assignments, answer any questions you may have, and provide guidance as you work through your courses.

What Will You Learn in Our MA in Educational Studies Program?

In this program, you’ll take several core education classes that are designed to help you develop a strong knowledge base for use in your career. You’ll study topics such as learning theory, educational research and assessment, contemporary issues in educational policy, and trends and issues in educational technology. You’ll also explore the historical development of education and compare various aspects of public, private, Christian, and home schools. By analyzing the ultimate moral purpose and nature of education, you can prepare to pursue your unique calling and make a greater impact on your students.

From there, you’ll select 2 areas of study in different education subjects – so you can take courses that align with your interests and career goals. Each area of study consists of 3 courses (9 credit hours). Your options will include:

  • Autism education
  • Early childhood
  • Educational leadership
  • English
  • Gifted education
  • Health and wellness
  • History
  • Middles grades
  • Online learning
  • Urban education

By completing 2 areas of study from the above options, you’ll be able to personalize your degree and dive into the topics that interest you. This makes our MA in Educational Studies one of the most flexible graduate degrees you can pursue!

To round out your studies, you will complete a capstone course that gives you the opportunity to examine current issues in the field of education – enabling you to grow as an education professional.

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Areas of Study for the MA in Educational Studies

In your educational studies degree, you will choose areas of study based on your interests, career goals, and professional needs. You are required to choose 2 areas of interest.

Areas of Study (9 Credit Hours Each)

Degree Information
Military Benefits
Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our Master’s in Educational Studies Degree Online

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank in the top 10% of’s best online schools in America. Earning your online degree 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.
  • While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have lowered tuition for our Master of Arts in Educational Studies program. At $415 per credit hour for full-time students, Liberty University’s graduate education programs are available at one of the lowest tuition rates in the country.
  • You can complete this educational studies master’s degree in as little as 1.5 years!
  • As a Liberty student, you’ll have access to a wealth of resources through our online library portal.

MA in Educational Studies Degree Information

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Military Benefits for Our Online Educational Studies Master’s Degree

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across 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)

Potential Jobs with an Educational Studies Degree

  • Curriculum specialist
  • Educational consultant
  • Online educator
  • Private school administrator
  • Private school teacher

Admission Requirements for Our Master’s Degree in Educational Studies

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.