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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

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 online Master of Arts in Composition 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.

A master’s degree in English composition can prepare you for a career in academia as a lecturer, tutor, educator, or university professor. Additionally, you can pursue opportunities as an author, journalist, or editor. This degree can open up numerous career paths, whether you choose to pursue writing and editing full time, or you want to enter the academic world as a professional. Continue your education and turn something you love into a profitable skill with an online degree from Liberty University.

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  • 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

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.

At Liberty, we strive to live out our mission of Training Champions for Christ. This means that each of your classes is grounded in a biblical foundation and will be taught by a Christian professor. You’ll find that pursuing a master’s degree with us is a great way to grow personally and professionally while you further your education and career goals.

Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Being accredited by SACSCOC means that companies, businesses, organizations, schools, and universities across the nation can recognize your degree as meeting rigorous standards of quality. So whether you’re looking for professional advancement, pursuing a new career, or hoping to continue on to doctoral studies, you can be confident that your degree has the backing to help get you where you want to go.

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 skill set 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.

Within this degree, you’ll learn vital components of composition and rhetoric, including how to:

  • Analyze written texts, theory, and history of composition studies through a Christian worldview
  • Discuss theories of writing in a manner appropriate to the field
  • Evaluate the relationships between written texts and their contexts
  • Produce in-depth research using appropriate scholarly methods and resources
  • Write in a professional and scholarly manner

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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.

Graduate Full Time $565/Credit
Graduate Part Time $615/Credit
Military Graduate $275/Credit

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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 – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 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)

*Not applicable to certificates.