Master Of Science In Nursing MSN
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 13, 2020

Advance in Your Career with a Liberty University Nursing Master’s Degree

Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree will provide you with the critical nursing skills necessary for advanced clinical practice, teaching, and research. As medical advancements occur every day, you need a degree that is innovative and up-to-date with the latest industry expectations. You will receive that specialized training with our MSN degree.

Our MSN degree is offered completely online, allowing you to remain active in your job, with your family, and in your community without the worry of having to take courses on campus. Our MSN degree specializations are designed to equip you with the tools and skills essential for the foundational learning in areas you are passionate about — all necessary to thrive in nursing-related fields. 

The master’s degree program in nursing at Liberty University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

CCNE Accredited

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Why Choose Liberty’s MSN Degree?

Our master’s degree in nursing is an industry leader in online MSN degree programs, taught by nursing professionals with real-world experience and ranked by in their 2018 list of Top Online Colleges for Value.


What are the benefits of an online master’s degree in nursing?

  • Increased job opportunities

  • Meet employer requirements with an MSN degree

  • Opportunity to specialize in multiple key areas of nursing

  • Potential for increased salary and new positions


In addition to the affordability, flexibility, job opportunities, potential salary increase, and other great benefits available to you when you have earned an online MSN degree, you can also rest assured in the credibility of Liberty’s online nursing master’s programs.

Liberty University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award certificates, associate, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees. You’ll be earning your master’s in nursing from a school that is both recognized and well-respected among employers and other institutions of higher education.

CCNE Accredited

Liberty’s School of Nursing and master’s degrees in nursing are also accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), meaning your degree has met rigorous standards required to accredit a nursing program.

Degree Information
Military Benefits
Admission Requirements

Master’s in Nursing Programs

Students pursuing a master’s degree in nursing are required to choose a specialization. Explore important information about each area of study below.

Community Health

Health Policy

Nursing Administration

Nurse Educator

Nursing Informatics

MSN/MBA Dual Degree

MSN/MSHA Dual Degree

Highlights of Our Master’s Degree in Nursing

  • By earning your master’s in nursing 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 your field. 
  • Tuition for our master’s in nursing programs has not increased in 4 straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
  • Our master’s degree in nursing online program is CCNE accredited.
  • You can complete the MSN degree in about 2 years.
  • Networking opportunities are available with other master’s degree in nursing students in the program from around the country.

Similar Online Degree

If you’ve already received your MSN online, you may be interested in pursuing your Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). The Liberty University nurse practitioner (NP) program is a terminal degree that will prepare you to be an NP as well as an expert and leader in the field of nursing.

Master’s Degree in Nursing Information

  • There are 4 practicum courses requiring 50 clinical hours each (200 total) for nursing educator and nursing administration tracks. 
  • Review the MSN Student Handbook (login required).
  • This degree falls under the School of Nursing.
  • A background check will be conducted every six months until the online master’s in nursing is completed.
  • NURS 210 and MATH 201 are undergraduate prerequisites.

Additional Program Information

Accreditation Information

Liberty University Online State Approval Disclosure

RN Licensure

Non-discrimination Statement

Bridge Courses for Non-BSN Students

MSN Degree Military Benefits

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

Admission Requirements for the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Applicants must have a regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 or above GPA for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions related information. 

Washington state applicants, please speak with an admission counselor to determine if your chosen program is approved in your state.

All applicants must submit the following:

    • Admission application
    • Application fee*
    • Minimum of 1 year of nursing practice as a registered nurse
    • 1 recommender’s contact information/recommendation form
    • Current license to practice as a registered nurse (RN)
    • Statement of essential attributes
    • Official college transcripts
    • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed transcript request form**
  • Proof of English proficiency

Nurses educated outside of the United States must submit additional documentation in order to be considered for admission. Please see the MSN admissions page for additional information.

*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.