18 months
615 USD/credit 14760 USD/year
615 USD/credit 14760 USD/year
615 USD/credit 14760 USD/year
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Are you committed to protecting the welfare of your country and its citizens? Pursue a career within the federal government or law enforcement with Liberty University’s Master of Science in National Security (Online). 

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Liberty University ’s Master of Science in National Security (Online)  will help you explore how nations use diplomacy, intelligence, and military strength to develop policy and regional stability or to take action in a crisis. You’ll study history, political theory, and public policy analysis. Within our national security-focused courses, you’ll learn about threat scenarios, defense budgets, and security strategy.

You can explore a wide variety of career opportunities in national security — especially once you have a master’s degree. You could pursue a career as a federal agent, secret service member, cryptologist, or security officer. You could even go into fields like intelligence, foreign affairs, logistics, or industrial security.

Your country benefits when people like you stand guard over the welfare of its people. When you pursue your degree through Liberty, you can receive the training you need to lead with integrity in national security.

Career Opportunities for M.S. in National Security Online Graduates

  • Cryptologist
  • Defense program project manager
  • Elected official
  • Federal law enforcement officer
  • Foreign affairs officer
  • Government manager/executive
  • Industrial security analyst
  • Intelligence analyst
  • Legislative aide
  • Logistics specialist
  • National security analyst
  • Policy analyst
  • Professor
  • Research specialist
  • Secret service member
  • Security officer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • National Security Structure & Responsibilities
  • Ethics in National Security
  • National Security, National Defense, & Foreign Policy
  • Historic Lessons of National Security in War & Peace 
  • Sovereignty & National Security Challenges
  • Terrorism & National Security 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details

For online programmes, Liberty University offers multiple intakes depending on your chosen time table. To find out more information, visit the university's page.


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


36 SCH



Academic requirements

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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 or above GPA is required for admission in good standing. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 615 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    14760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 615 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • In-State

    14760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 615 USD per credit during 18 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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