Master Of Science In Nursing MSN
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8 Week
Transfer Credits
Up to 50% of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Sep 16, 2019

Advance in Your Nursing Career with our Master’s in Nursing (MSN) Degree

Liberty University’s 100% online Master’s in Nursing (MSN) degree online 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. 

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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 and Affordability.

What are the Benefits of an Online Master’s Degree in Nursing?

  • Increased job opportunities

  • Meet employer requirements with an MSN degree

  • Students can specialize in multiple key areas of nursing

  • Opportunities for increased salary and position

Degree Info
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 non-profit 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 four straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university. 
  • Our Master’s degree in Nursing online program is CCNE accredited.
  • Students can complete the MSN degree in about two years.
  • Networking opportunities with other Master’s degree in Nursing students in the program from around the country.

Master’s Degree in Nursing Degree Information

  • There are four practicum courses requiring 50 clinical hours each (200 total) for Nursing Educator and Nursing Administration Tracks. 
  • 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 Masters in Nursing is completed.
  • NURS 210 and MATH 201 are undergraduate prerequisites 

Additional Program 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 all over the world. 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 for graduate (per credit hour)
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course).
  • 8-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

MSN Degree CCNE Accreditation

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

CCNE Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees.

For questions about the accreditation of Liberty University, please contact:

Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Ln.
Decatur, GA 30033-4097
(404) 679-4500

Inquiries about the institution itself, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Liberty University.

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 Admissions Counselor to determine if your chosen program is approved for WA.

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
  • Unofficial college transcripts and submit a 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.