Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Advancing Healthcare Excellence through Specialized Nursing Practice


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100% online,* 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Liberty University’s online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree is designed to 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 can receive that specialized training with our MSN degree.

Our MSN degree is offered completely online, allowing you the opportunity 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 foundational learning in areas you are passionate about — which is crucial to thriving in nursing-related fields.

In today’s world, the need for excellent nurses and strong nursing leadership has never been greater. With an MSN from Liberty, you can be better prepared to train and lead tomorrow’s nurses, setting health policy, or managing community nursing efforts.

With the option to choose from a variety of specializations, our MSN is designed so that whether you want to focus on health policy or nursing administration, Liberty has a program for you!

Liberty maintains strict compliance with all licensure requirements for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Not a Virginia resident? We want to help find the best program for you! To view educational requirements and whether a specific program aligns with the licensure requirements for your state, please review our licensure/certification requirements webpage.

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


Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and the postgraduate APRN certificate program at Liberty University School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

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What is an online MSN?

The idea of an online master’s degree in nursing may seem out of reach or impossible. However, you truly do have the option of pursuing your MSN online by partnering with Liberty University. Our online MSN offers the same curriculum and academic rigor as a residential MSN.

You will take core courses that focus on topics like nursing theory and advanced practice, health policy and ethics, managing population health, and more! With this degree, all of your coursework is offered in a flexible, online format. You’ll take 8-week-long classes with 8 different start dates each year, and you’ll have no set login times. Additionally, you’ll participate in hands-on experiences as a part of your degree, and all of your practicum hours can be completed within your own community.

As an advanced credential, you can better prepare for positions of added responsibility. Whether your desire to lead other nurses, meet employer requirements, or just advance your training and knowledge in the field of nursing, an MSN from Liberty University can help.

Our MSN training is designed with your success in mind. You can expect to learn from professors with years of experience in the nursing field and advanced degrees. In addition, your MSN will consist of courses that are designed to help you think critically about current trends and issues in nursing so that you are better prepared to address complex situations as they arise.

You will take core classes in research, health policy and ethics, advanced nursing practice and theory, and more. In addition to your core courses, you will also take courses within your specialization that are designed to provide highly specialized knowledge – so you can address nuances in the nursing field with authority.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

  • Curriculum coordinator
  • Health services research analyst
  • Healthcare provider associate
  • Legislative analyst/assistant
  • Nurse leader
  • Nurse programmer
  • Staff/patient educator
  • Undergraduate university nurse professor

When pursuing our master’s degree in nursing, you can choose a specialization that best fits your career goals! Whether you want to lead other nurses, educate nurses, or craft health policy, Liberty has a specialization for you!

State Licensure Requirements

Individual state licensure requirements may vary and are subject to change without notice. View your state’s requirements here: licensure/certification requirements.

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Speak to one of our admissions specialists to help you choose the program that best fits your needs.

Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

Graduate Full Time $565/Credit
Graduate Part Time $615/Credit
Military Graduate $275/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service 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 (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

*Not applicable to certificates.