Masters in Professional Writing Online Degree Program

Masters in Professional Writing Online Degree Program

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Gain Practical Writing Skills with a Master's in Professional Writing

Liberty University’s online Master's in Professional Writing is a customizable degree that gives professionals a 100% online path to learn the critical writing skills needed in any industry. In three courses within this degree program, you will receive practical, real-world instruction from #1 New York Times bestselling author and Christian novelist Karen Kingsbury in the creative writing research and publishing process.

You will focus on specialized techniques for education, grant writing, and many essential roles in business, government, and non-profit markets. Liberty’s Online Graduate Writing Program will equip you to design effective communication through digital media, traditional publishing, and the latest cutting-edge information technology, all while offering the flexibility of our state-of-the-art online learning environment.

Why Liberty’s Online Graduate Writing Program?

Whether you plan to engage the culture with creative writing or to use your professional writing to solve strategic communication problems in your industry, Liberty’s Online Graduate Writing Program will provide a 100% online, customizable, and practical approach to the specialized skills you need to succeed. Throughout our professional writing degree, you will gain foundational knowledge in practical skillsets such as editing, layout for publishing, and composition, while choosing industry-specific electives such as Communication for Christian Ministry, Communication for Teachers, Speech Writing for Candidates & Officeholders, and Strategic Communication Campaigns for the Digital Age.

Highlights of the Master in Professional Writing

  • By earning your Master’s degree in Professional Writing from a non-profit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in the field.
  • Learn from #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury whose professional experience in creative writing offers practical, real-world insights into research, publishing, and cultural engagement.
  • Customize your degree plan with industry-specific electives while receiving essential core content that provides practical, effective training for your current career.
  • Choose to demonstrate your knowledge through a rewarding final research thesis project, or broaden your experience with two additional electives in your field of choice.
  • Students are able to complete the Masters in Professional Writing in less than two years.
  • Students will benefit from networking opportunities with other students in the program from around the country.

What are the Benefits of the Master's in Professional Writing?

  • Improve your employment opportunities by demonstrating industry-specific strategic communication skills.
  • Increase your pay by being able to adapt to many communication roles, including digital media and instructional technology.
  • Develop portfolio items during your coursework that will demonstrate practical skills and marketable experience that will improve your career options.
  • Complete 18 credit hours of English courses needed for college-level instruction for potential supplemental income or to become a full-time educator.
  • Learn how to navigate the publishing process for your own creative writing from industry professionals like Karen Kingsbury.

What Will You Learn in the Online Professional Writing Program?

Professional writers or students interested in becoming writers will benefit from the foundational skills and knowledge provided by the Master's in Professional Writing and will be able to launch a career in a new industry or improve their effectiveness in their own career. Creative writing enthusiasts interested in seeking publication will find all of the necessary skills to navigate the process in Liberty’s online professional writing program, but any writer will gain a vital understanding of the publication process through three courses created in collaboration with #1 New York Times bestselling author and Christian novelist, Karen Kingsbury:

  • ENGL 600 - Editing, Layout, and Publishing
  • ENGL 601 - Theory and Practice of Writing as Cultural Engagement
  • ENGL 602 - Methods and Materials of Research

Find out more information about Karen Kingsbury and her partnership with Liberty University.

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Military Benefits

Are you a service member, veteran, military spouse, or Department of Defense employee? We are proud to support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts - $275 for graduate students (per credit hour)
    • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as an Emergency Responder (less than $625 per course).

Masters in Professional Writing Program Format

  • 100% Online
  • 36 total credit hours
  • Up to 50% of the program total may be transferred from previous related graduate courses content.
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

Degree Information and Requirements for the Online Professional Writing Program

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Potential Career Options with a Masters in Professional Writing

  • Grant Writer
  • College Professor
  • Secondary Education Teacher
  • Publisher
  • Speech Writer  

The Masters in Professional Writing will help you learn the practical application of writing skills to many industries. Mastering your professional writing skills may lead to career opportunities in education, publishing, or speech writing. The Masters in Professional Writing prepares writers to adapt to communication needs in private, public, and non-profit markets, making you a valuable communications expert.