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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, online with required intensives, and online with optional intensives.

100% Online Format
Online with Required Intensives
Online 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 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.

Online Programs with Required Intensives

While many of Liberty University’s 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 specific classes in an intensive format. For additional convenience, our education students may complete intensives in a weekend format, if they prefer. Your on-campus courses allow you to complete in-depth studies of various theories and research methods associated with your area of study and network with your professor and peers from across the country and world!

For your convenience, intensives are offered each semester — even throughout the summer. And we have optional housing options available for students who are traveling nationally and internationally to attend their courses.

Online Programs with Optional Intensives

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. 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.


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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 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 of campus so you can see all that Liberty University has to offer!