English (M.A.)

English (M.A.)

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2022 through summer 2023. 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 501Christian Poetics3
ENGL 503Bibliography and Research3
ENGL 505Advanced Literary Criticism3
Choose 3 credit hours of the following: 13
Composition Studies
Methods of Teaching Writing Across the Curriculum
Total Hours12
Literature Courses
Choose 12 credit hours of the following:12
Studies in Ancient Literature/Classics
Christian Authors
Seminar in British Authors
Studies in British Literature
Old English Literature
Studies in American Literature
Seminar in American Authors
Directed Research 1
Contemporary and Postmodern Literature
Studies in African-American Literature
Studies in World Literatures
Total Hours12
Thesis or Elective Courses 1
ENGL 689Thesis Proposal and Research 23
ENGL 690Thesis Defense3
Total Hours6
Elective Courses
Choose six credit hours of the following:6
Nonfiction Writing
Poetry Writing
Fiction Writing
Text Analysis
Advanced English Grammar
English as a World Language
Total Hours6

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-)
  • Reading Proficiency in a Language other than English
  • 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 Resident Format

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