Online Program Delivery Formats

Liberty University offers online degree programs that 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 are designed to provide students like you with the opportunity to achieve your educational goals wherever you are!

Liberty University offers online degree programs in 3 different delivery formats:

  • 100% online*
  • Online with required intensives
  • Online with optional intensives

*Some exclusions apply. Please refer to our exclusions page for more information.

This flexible learning format allows students to complete coursework on their schedule, as there are no set login times.

Through the 100% online format, a student can complete a program from the comfort of his or her own home without stepping foot on a traditional campus.

Courses are delivered in an online classroom environment that is flexible, personal, and academically stimulating for students. Liberty University uses Canvas as the learning platform for students to complete assignments and communicate with their professors and peers.

Some programs will require you to come to Liberty’s campus in Lynchburg, Va. – typically for just one week at a time – to attend specific classes in an intensive format. For additional convenience, some of our intensives are also offered in a weekend format.

While each course also has online work paired with attending campus. Your on-campus portion of the course allows you to complete in-depth studies of various theories and research methods associated with your area of study and network with your professors and peers from across the country and the world!

For your convenience, intensives are offered each semester – including the summer. We also have optional housing options available for students who are traveling nationally and internationally to attend their courses.

Degree programs that offer optional intensives allow you to complete your degree completely online with the added and optional benefit of taking select courses in an intensive format on-campus in Lynchburg, Va.

While each course also has online work paired with attending campus. 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 intensives might not be required for some degrees, we encourage you to take advantage of them if available within your program.

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 on 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, check out our Visitors Center to schedule a tour so you can see all that Liberty University has to offer!

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