Master of Arts in Composition (M.A.)

Master of Arts in Composition (M.A.)


This program is designed for a career in academic writing instruction at the college level or in dual-enrollment, high school settings.

Program Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  • Write in a professional and scholarly manner.
  • Discuss theories of writing in a manner appropriate to the field.
  • Produce in-depth research using appropriate scholarly methods and resources.
  • Evaluate the relationships between written texts and their contexts.
  • Analyze written texts, theory, and history of composition studies through a Christian worldview.

Program Specific Admission Procedures

In addition to the general admission requirements, specific admission procedures to the M.A. in Composition are as follows:

  1. Earned baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (e.g., SACSCOC, TRACS, ABHE, etc.)
  2. Applicants should hold a cumulative GPA of 3.00 on a scale of 4.00 for undergraduate study. Applicants who hold a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 to 2.99 on a 4.00 scale may at the discretion of the Program Director be eligible for admission on Academic Caution. These students are required to take and pass GRST 500 – Introduction to Graduate Writing in their first semester.
  3. Applicants must submit a 300- to 500-word statement as to why they want to pursue a M.A. in Composition at Liberty University.
  4. TOEFL (if applicable)

Transfer Credit

Students may transfer up to 18 credit hours from an accredited institution subject to department approval. In order to transfer credit, students must have earned the minimum grade of B-, and courses must have been completed within 10 years of the start date of the program. Credits from a prior degree on the same academic level earned through Liberty University are considered transfer credits.

Delivery Format: Online Only 

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