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.

Best for Vets, Military Friendly School

About Us

Standing (left to right) outside of Methodist University’s Military & Veteran Center: Rocio Serna (Coordinator, Military & Veteran Services), Theodore Esparza (Director of CRA Partnerships, GoVA), Capt. Justin Rodewald (Assistant Professor of Military Science), Dr. Suzanne Blum Malley (Provost), and Randy Smith (Director, Military & Veteran Services).

The Military & Veteran Services Office mission is to support active-duty service members and veterans to achieve their education, personal, and professional goals. The Military & Veteran Services Office oversees university military and workforce training programs, administers the Department of Defense Tuition Assistance Program, and assists with VA benefits for veterans. The Military & Veteran Services Office 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 Military & Veteran Services Office to start. Our Office staff supports admissions, academic support, student services, and academic and career advising for military-connected students.

Office Locations & Hours

Military & Veteran Center

  • Office Location: Methodist University, Berns Student Center, 5400 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC
  • Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Liberty Training & Education CenterFort Liberty Office

  • Office Location: Liberty Training and Education Center (LTEC), B Wing, Room 103, 4520 Knox Street, Fort Liberty, N.C.
  • Office Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.



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 prior to completing six credits at the University.  We suggest service members 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 Ms. Rocio Serna at the information at the bottom of the page.

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 MU Online microsite or contact online@methodist.edu or 910.212.4956.


Rocio Serna, B.S.

Coordinator, Military & Veteran Services
Rocio Serna