Professional Writing (M.A.)

Professional Writing (M.A.)

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2020 through summer 2021. 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 600Editing, Layout and Publishing3
ENGL 601Writing as Cultural Engagement3
ENGL 602Methods and Materials of Research3
ENGL 654Methods of Teaching Writing Across the Curriculum3
WRIT 601Grant Writing3
WRIT 633Technical Writing3
Total Hours18
Professional Writing Courses
Choose nine credit hours of the following:9
Business Research Methods
Communication in Christian Ministry
Leadership Communication
Composition Studies
Advanced English Grammar
English as a World Language
Grant Acquisition and Management
Speech Writing for Candidates and Officeholders
Best Practices: Transforming the Digital Organization
Strategic Communication Campaigns for the Digital Age
Total Hours9
Thesis or Elective Courses 1
ENGL 689Thesis Proposal and Research 2,33
ENGL 690Thesis Defense3
Total Hours6
Elective Courses 1
Choose three credit hours of elective courses 13
Total Hours3

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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