Master Of Arts In Composition And Rhetoric Online Degree Program 1
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8 Week Courses
Transfer Credits
Up to 50% of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Oct 21, 2019
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Become a Leader in Academia with Our Online Master’s Degree in Composition

Are you passionate about the English language? Are you interested in helping others learn to communicate effectively and persuasively? If so, then Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Composition online degree program is a good next step for your education and your career. With a growing need for excellent communicators in every industry, you can turn your love for English into a finely tuned, marketable skill.

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Why Choose Liberty’s M.A. in Composition Online Degree?

At Liberty University, we understand that you have responsibilities outside of the classroom to your family, church, and job. That’s why our degree programs are designed to be completed 100% online and in an 8-week course format. With no set login times and the ability to study from your laptop, tablet, or phone — anywhere and anytime — earning your master’s in composition online can fit easily into your schedule.

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What Will You Learn in Our M.A. in Composition Online Degree?

A master’s degree in composition can equip you for many careers, including teaching, writing, tutoring, and editing. Our curriculum is designed to give you the skillset you need to excel in any of these fields. You’ll also receive the added benefit of studying courses that are grounded in biblical values and principles.

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Degree Info
Military Benefits
Potential Careers
Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our M.A. in Composition Online Degree

  • By earning your master’s in composition degree from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • 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 our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 4 years – and counting.
  • Liberty University has partnered with #1 New York Times bestselling author and Christian novelist, Karen Kingsbury, to create the Karen Kingsbury Center for Writing.
  • Liberty University holds institutional accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
  • Upon completion of this degree, you will receive 18 graduate hours in composition, allowing you to teach first-year writing courses in a college or university.

M.A. in Composition Online Degree Information

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Military Benefits for Our Online M.A. in Composition Degree Program

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts –$275 for graduate (per credit hour)
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course).
  • 8-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

Career Opportunities for M.A. in Composition Graduates

  • Blog Author
  • Book/Magazine Writer
  • Business Communications Specialist
  • Debate Team Coach
  • Grant Writer
  • Ministry Writer
  • Organizational Communications Writer
  • Private Tutor
  • Public Information Officer
  • Publications Editor
  • Social Media Writer/Editor
  • Speech Writer
  • Technical Writer
  • Website Copy Editor/Writer
  • Writing Center Tutor
  • Writing Instructor in K-12, College, and University Settings

Admission Requirements for Our Online M.A. in Composition

A regionally or nationally accredited Bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 or above cumulative combined GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions related information.

Students who are in good academic standing in an existing master’s or doctoral program at Liberty University will meet all requirements to enter into this program. Students not yet accepted into a graduate degree may apply through the university’s Graduate School application process. 

All Applicants Must Submit the Following:

  • Admission Application
  • Application fee*
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Official College Transcripts, if available
  • Unofficial college transcripts can be accepted with a transcript request form**
  • Proof of English proficiency

Additional Admission Requirements for the M.A. in Composition:

  • 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.)
  • Applicants should hold a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 for undergraduate study. Applicants who hold a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 to 2.99 on a 4.0 scale may, at the discretion of the Program Director, be eligible for admission on Academic Caution. These students are required to take and pass GRST 500 – Introduction to Graduate Writing in their first semester.
  • Applicants must submit a 300- to 500-word statement as to why they want to pursue an M.A. in Composition at Liberty University.
  • TOEFL (if applicable)

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.