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Learn about Liberty University’s Online Programs Delivery Formats

Liberty University offers online degree programs created to give students across the globe the same world-class Christian education our residential students receive. As one of the top online universities, our online programs were created to offer students the opportunity to achieve their educational goals wherever they may be located. Liberty University offers online degree programs in three different delivery formats: 100% Online, Optional Intensive, and Required Intensive-Based.


100% Online Format
Online Programs with Required Intensives
Online Programs with Optional Intensives

Format for Online Courses

Courses are delivered in an online classroom environment that is flexible, personal, and academically stimulating for students. Liberty University uses Blackboard as the learning platform for students to complete assignments and communicate with their professor and peersThis flexible learning format allows students to complete coursework on their schedule, as there are no set login times. Through the online format, a student can complete a program entirely online.

Online Programs with Required Intensives

While the majority of Liberty University’s online degree programs are available completely online, some programs will require you to come to Liberty’s campus in Lynchburg, VA – typically for just one week at a time – to attend class in an intensive format. For additional convenience, our education students also have the opportunity to attend in a weekend format, if they prefer. You have the opportunity to complete in-depth studies of various theories and research methods associated with your area of study as well as network with your professor and peers from across the country and world!

Additionally, many of Liberty University’s online degree programs allow students to pursue licensure within their states. Whether it is for initial teaching licensure, professional counseling licensure, or one of the many other opportunities, we want to make sure you are prepared in every way possible!

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Online Programs with Optional Intensives

Degree programs that offer optional intensives mean that you can complete your degree completely online, but have the opportunity to take some courses in an intensive format on-campus in Lynchburg, VA. Attending a course on-campus will give you a unique experience to participate in research opportunities and develop close relationships with peers, mentors, and faculty. While they might not be required for some degrees, if you have the opportunity to take advantage of an intensive, we encourage you to do so.

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Visit Your Liberty University Campus!

We hope that you can visit our campus in Lynchburg, VA at least once during your educational journey. If you cannot make it to campus during your program, we hope you can join us for your graduation day! Every online student is encouraged to attend our Commencement ceremony, held every year in May, at the end of their program. To kick off the weekend, a Graduation Reception is held specifically for online students. You will hear from notable speakers during our Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies, meet classmates and professors, and have the opportunity to walk across the stage and receive your diploma!

If you find yourself able to visit campus, visit our Visitor’s Center to schedule a tour of campus so that you can see all that Liberty University has to offer!