Msn Nursing Online
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type 100% online*, 8-week courses
Next Start Date Jan 15, 2024
Transfer Credits Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Accreditation CCNE
Frequently Asked Questions
Degree Highlights
Military Benefits
Admission Requirements
Transfer Policies

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

Liberty University’s 100% 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!

Check out all of our specializations.

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

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

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

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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 years of valuable experience. With regional and programmatic accreditation, at Liberty, you can be confident that you don’t have to sacrifice quality for affordability.

At Liberty University, you have access to professors who not only have hands-on experience and are accomplished professionals in the field of nursing, but our faculty also have advanced degrees in related areas of study. Our professors will seek to partner with you in order to ensure your success as you earn your MSN credential online.

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 of 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.

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

Master’s in Nursing Programs

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!

Community Health

Health Policy

Nurse Educator

Nursing Administration

Nursing Informatics

MSN/MBA Dual Degree

MSN/MSHA Dual Degree

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FAQs for Your MSN Degree Online

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Highlights of Our Master’s Degree in Nursing

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank in the top 10% of’s best online schools in America. Earning your online master’s in nursing degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.

  • Tuition for our master’s in nursing programs has not increased in 9 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
  • The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and the post-graduate APRN certificate program at Liberty University School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (
  • You can complete the MSN degree in as little as 1.5 years, and our MSN dual degrees can be completed in as little as 2.5 years.
  • Networking opportunities are available with other nursing degree students 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 can prepare you to be an NP as well as an expert and leader in the field of nursing.

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Master’s Degree in Nursing Information

  • This degree falls under the School of Nursing.
  • A background check is required in preparation for the practicums.
  • Earn a minimum of 200 clinical hours across 3 practicum courses in our nursing educator and nursing administration tracks.

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 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 (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

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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. 

At this time, our MSN degree is limited in certain states. Please view the licensure/certification requirements for your state. International students can contact the School of Nursing for questions about admission to their specific degree of interest.

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
  • 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 official transcript request form**
  • Proof of English proficiency (for applicants whose native language is other than English)

*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.

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Transfer Policies

At Liberty, we want to help you make the most of your prior education by allowing you to transfer in previously earned college credit. That’s why you can transfer in up to 50% of your total credits for a master’s or doctoral program!

Some restrictions apply. Please visit our Transfer Policy page for more information.