With several Veteran staff and faculty members, there is no private, liberal arts, top-tier university in the U.S. more connected and understanding of the wants and needs of active-duty service members, veterans, and their families.

Methodist University offers affordable, in-person and 100% online degrees to active duty service members and veterans, their spouses, and their children. Our generous transfer credit policy for military education and training, a suite of career-focused programs, and a dedication to flexibility make it easy to get started and stay committed to earning your degree, even if you get deployed. Learn more.

About Us

Liberty Training & Education Center

The Fort Liberty Office mission is to support active duty service members to achieve their education, personal, and professional goals. The Fort Liberty Office is located at the Liberty Training and Education Center (LTEC), B Wing, Room 103, 4520 Knox Street, Fort Liberty, N.C. The Fort Liberty Office oversees university military and workforce training programs and administers the Department of Defense Tuition Assistance Program. The Military Program oversees the My Career Advancement Account Scholarship (MyCAA) program for eligible spouses and Army Credentialing Assistance Program (CA) for active duty Soldiers to earn a variety of national-industry certifications. Military-connected students using TA, CA or MyCAA should contact the Fort Liberty Office to start. The Fort Liberty Office staff supports admissions, academic support, student services, and academic & career advising for military connected students.



The first step to beginning your education journey is to stop by the Liberty Education and Training Center (LTEC) and speak with an Army counselor. They will assist you in identifying your education goal, opportunities, as well as assist you in establishing your ArmyIgnitED account. The LTEC hosts an ArmyIgnitED Lab on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in F Wing (Room F116) to assist Soldiers with account issues.

To request Tuition Assistance, Soldiers must first create an account by visiting the upgraded ArmyIgnitED website, armyignited.army.mil, and click on “Login.” This will register your CAC to ArmyIgnitED. Second, soldiers must create an Education Goal (major) in ArmyIgnitED and get it approved by an Army education counselor before they can request TA. Lastly, soldiers must upload their Evaluated Degree Plan (EDP) to the portal. The Fort Liberty Office staff will prepare EDPs and will forward plans to soldiers. Although uploading the EDP is a requirement, the Army has relaxed this rule for now to allow time for Academic Institutions to prepare plans. However, we suggest soldiers submit all required official transcripts to include your Joint Service or Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) transcripts as soon as possible so that we can complete you transfer credit evaluation. Once this evaluation is completed, we can prepare EDPs as needed. Transfer credits are awarded for military education and training.

Attached is a Soldier Tip Sheet: Upgraded ArmyIgnitED System for your use/information.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Fort Liberty Office at 910.482.5425 or email at bbuckner@methodist.edu.

Methodist University Online

Thanks to a wide range of online programs, you can start or advance your career at Methodist University without visiting campus. Enjoy an online learning environment that offers the same quality as in-person courses, including dedicated faculty members and an overall caring, friendly atmosphere for achieving your professional and personal goals.

You’ll also have access to all academic support services. This means you’ll get personalized assistance you need, such as access to the tutoring and writing centers for receiving feedback on your work. Experience a distinctive education in a flexible environment that fits your schedule. For more information, see the flier or contact online@methodist.edu or 910.212.4956.

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Fall 2023-2024 Semester (main Campus, Evening, Online, & Fort Liberty)

  • Fall Day: August 14 – December 8 (16 Weeks)
  • Fall Term I – August 14 – October 6 (8 Weeks)
  • Fall Term II – October 16 – December 8
  • Methodist University Fall Online (100% Online) Term I: August 21 – October 13 (8 Weeks)
  • Methodist University Fall Online (100% Online) Term II: October 16 – December 8 (8 Weeks)

Methodist University is Military Friendly®

Methodist University has been named a current Military Friendly® School (Gold) and a Military Friendly® Spouse School, and Military Times recently awarded us their Best for Vets designation.

Methodist University was named a current Military Friendly® School (Gold) and a Military Friendly® Spouse School, and Military Times recently awarded us their Best for Vets designation.

Contact Our Staff

Call our main office number below or email us. If you know who you need to speak to, you can use the information in our staff directory at the bottom of the page.



Frequently Asked Questions

Admission to the University can be done in three simple steps:

  1. Complete an application for enrollment.
  2. Take the English Placement Exam at the Fort Bragg office. This exam is required of all degree seeking students except those already holding a bachelor’s degree. It does not need to be scheduled, but appointments are available if needed. The exam is administered Monday-Friday from 0800-1600.
  3. Submit all official transcripts to the Registrar’s Office including high school and all colleges/universities previously attended. Evening students have one semester to submit all transcripts to MU after enrolling.

Fort Liberty Office Staff

Billy Buckner, M.S.A., M.S.S.

Director, Military Programs & Workforce Training
Billy Buckner