Associate of Arts (AA) in Creative Writing Build a Foundation for Your Literary Voice


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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Do you dream of becoming an author? Do you desire to have your characters and stories come to life on the page? With our Associate of Arts (AA) in Creative Writing degree online, this could become a reality. Our program is designed with your success in mind − partner with Liberty and pursue your goal of becoming a talented writer! With our degree in creative writing, you can explore different tools and ideas for mastering your craft so that you can be better equipped to enter the writing field with the very best training. As you complete your writing courses, you can foster writing disciplines that are effective and conducive to an exciting career in writing.

One benefit of our associate degree in creative writing is that you will have the opportunity to learn from New York Times bestselling author and Christian novelist, Karen Kingsbury. Karen has contributed course content to this degree, providing first-hand training in all areas of interest. Learn from Karen Kingsbury’s 3 decades of professional writing experience in areas like constructing and resourcing your writing. With our online degree in creative writing, you will explore the techniques, thought processes, and skills needed to write short stories, novellas, and creative literature as a whole.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

We know that flexibility is important when choosing an online creative writing program. That is why our AA in Creative Writing is offered 100% online with no set login times. Earn your degree from the comfort of home and partner with Liberty as you take the next step in your creative writing career.

We believe that you shouldn’t have to sacrifice quality for flexibility. At Liberty, our professors have years of experience and advanced degrees in their field. The dedication our faculty has to provide a comprehensive and valuable education is unparalleled. Not only that, but our professors will also pray for you and mentor you, fulfilling our mission of Training Champions for Christ. In addition, Liberty is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), so you can be confident that you are receiving a world-class education.

When you pursue our online writing degree, you will take writing courses that cover material including:

  • Editing, layout, and research
  • How to analyze visual and verbal texts
  • Methods of writing, reasoning, and sound argumentation
  • The process of publishing

While you master these concepts, your instructors will gauge your work and provide feedback so that you are able to improve as a writer. When you complete your online degree in writing, you can be more prepared to pursue a wide range of writing projects and careers.

As you learn different processes and techniques, our professors desire to help you realize your God-given passion for writing. The courses in your degree are designed to challenge and refine your creative writing process so that you are career-ready upon graduation.

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Speak to one of our admissions specialists to help you choose the program that best fits your needs.

Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!

Undergraduate Full Time $390/Credit
Undergraduate Part Time $455/Credit
Military Undergraduate $250/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)
  • Potential college credit for military training

*Not applicable to certificates.