Associate of Arts in Medical Office Assistant Online Degree Program Page
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Jan 13, 2020
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Fast Track Your Way to a Career in Healthcare with Our Online Medical Office Assistant Program

Medical office assistants play an essential role in the care and well-being of patients. They serve as vital members of health care teams in hospitals, outpatient clinics, physician’s offices, or long-term care facilities. Liberty University’s 100% online associate degree in medical office assisting can teach you the various components of working in a medical office so you can efficiently perform your daily tasks. As you begin your courses, you will learn medical procedures like diagnostic coding as well as how to locate important information in the coding book. You will be prepared to handle legal and ethical issues in a medical office by emphasizing confidentiality, HIPAA, risk management, licensing, contracts, and professional liability.

Your passion for helping others should demonstrate itself in your attitude, morals, and communication skills. Professors in our online medical office assistant program will help you learn the importance of compassion and encouragement as you interact with patients facing various life situations. At Liberty, we will prepare you to make a lasting, positive impact on staff and patients through our online medical office assistant degree program. 

Why Choose Liberty’s Online Medical Office Assistant Program?

As a Christian university, you will be taught from a biblical worldview by professors who have both education and experience in the medical field. At Liberty University, providing the highest standard of care to others is both a career necessity for medical office assistants and an example of our values.

Liberty is proud to offer our medical office assistant program 100% online, so you can continue your current career without having to come to our residential campus in Lynchburg, Va. As more people retire and healthcare advances, the need for medical office assistants is growing quickly. In fact, between 2016 and 2026, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the job outlook to increase by 29%, which is a much higher rate than most professions.* 

What Will You Learn in the Medical Office Assistant Online Program?

Our online medical office assistant program focuses on the business and administrative sides of the medical field. Students in the online medical office assistant degree will gain the skills needed to be confident in handling the front-end administrative duties and medical billing in an office setting. 

Students will develop a foundation of business and administrative practices, as well as learn the medical terminology needed to handle office systems and procedures effectively.

Featured Courses

Degree Information
Military Benefits
Admission Requirements

Degree Information

Apply Now    Request Info

Military Benefits

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 – $250 for undergraduate (per credit hour)
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course)
  • Potential college credit for military training
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times

Medical Office Assistant Program Highlights

  • To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!

  • By earning your medical office assistant degree from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in the field.
  • Your success is our success, which is why we’re committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we’ve frozen tuition rates for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 4 years — and counting.

  • Our online associate degrees ranked on the list of Most Affordable Degrees according to
  • Students can complete the medical office assistant associate degree program in about 2 years.
  • Our program will open the door to networking opportunities with other professionals in the program as well as real-world experience through an optional externship.

Medical Assistant Potential Career Options

  • Clerical and medical billing expert
  • Doctor’s office assistant
  • Medical clinic receptionist

Admission Requirements for Liberty’s Associate Medical Office Assistant Degree

Applicants must have a 2.0 or above cumulative GPA for all accredited colleges previously attended and complete the high school self-certification form. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admission-related information.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts or a transcript request form**
  • A High School Self-Certification form
  • Proof of English proficiency

*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. 

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, at Occupational Outlook Handbook – Medical Assistants (viewed online June 20, 2019). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.