Composition (M.A.)

Composition (M.A.)

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2021 through summer 2022. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Core Courses
ENGL 570Classical Rhetoric3
ENGL 602Methods and Materials of Research3
ENGL 603Literary Theory and Practice3
ENGL 607Composition Studies3
ENGL 608Modern Rhetoric3
ENGL 654Methods of Teaching Writing Across the Curriculum3
Total Hours18
Composition Elective Courses
Choose nine credit hours of te following9
Strategies and Tactics of Persuasion
Editing, Layout and Publishing
Writing as Cultural Engagement
Advanced English Grammar
Speech Writing for Candidates and Officeholders
Message, Media and Political Communication
Using Emerging Trends in Strategic Communication
Strategic Communication Campaigns for the Digital Age
Grant Writing
Technical Writing
Total Hours9
Elective Courses 1
Choose nine credit hours of elective courses 29
Total Hours9

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 36 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No more than two grades of C may be applied to the degree (includes grades of C+ & C-)
  • No grade of D or below may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ &D-)
  • Degree must be completed within 5 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

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