Master of Arts in Literature (M.A.)

Master of Arts in Literature (M.A.)


The MA in Literature exists to highlight, value, and learn from the great literary giants throughout Western and World cultures. This program is purposefully broad based to encourage students to explore the influential authors throughout a time, place, and literary genre, while also providing the opportunity for in depth research through an original and scholarly thesis.

Program Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  • Evaluate literary texts according to the conventions of the genre and literary analysis.
  • Generate theoretically informed interpretations of texts and questions for scholarly inquiry.
  • Produce independent, scholarly research based upon the knowledge of the literature of the discipline.
  • Analyze literary depictions of the human condition through a Christian worldview.

Program Specific Admission Procedures

In addition to the general admission requirements, specific admission procedures to the M.A. in English 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 3.00 GPA for undergraduate study. Applicants close to the requirement may be considered for enrollment in the program on a cautionary basis but will not qualify for Graduate Assistantship positions.  
  3. 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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