Masters In Professional Writing Online
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Class Type 100% online, 8-week courses
Next Start Date Jun 20, 2022
Transfer Credits Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Accreditation Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC
Overview
Specializations
Why Choose
Benefits and Careers
Military Benefits
Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our Online Master’s Degree in Professional Writing

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank among Niche.com’s top 5 online schools in America. Earning your online degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.

  • Your success is our success, which is why we’re 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 7 years — and counting.
  • Study content developed by 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 studying essential core content that provides practical, effective training for your career.
  • Choose to demonstrate your knowledge through a final research thesis project or broaden your experience with 2 additional electives in your field of choice.
  • You can complete the online master’s degree in professional writing in less than 2 years.
  • You can benefit from networking opportunities with other students in the program from around the country.

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Potential Career Options with a Master’s in Professional Writing

  • Business writing
  • Grant writing
  • Professional writing
  • Promotional writing
  • Publishing and editing
  • Technical writing

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

As a writer, you have a lot of flexibility in your career direction. You can write to sell products or move hearts. You can even be your own boss by working as a freelancer. If you are interested in a degree that can be used in many different career fields, then perhaps Liberty’s Master of Arts in Professional Writing is for you.

Learn from experienced industry professionals. In this program, you can study practical, real-world content developed in collaboration with New York Times bestselling author and Christian novelist Karen Kingsbury as well as learn from faculty members who have extensive experience.

You can focus on specialized techniques for education, grant writing, and many essential roles in business, government, and nonprofit markets. Liberty’s master’s in writing online degree can help equip you to communicate effectively through digital media, traditional publishing, and the latest cutting-edge information technology, all while providing the flexibility of our state-of-the-art online learning environment.

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Specializations for Our MA in Professional Writing

Our Master of Arts in Professional Writing allows you to choose between 2 degree tracks:

General

Research Administration and Sponsored Programs (available Fall 2022)

Why Choose Liberty’s Online Master’s Degree in Professional Writing?

Whether you plan to engage the culture with creative writing or use your skills to solve strategic communication problems in your industry, our online master’s degree in professional writing provides a 100% online, customizable, and practical approach to the specialized skills you need to succeed. 

Throughout our professional writing degree, you can gain foundational knowledge in practical skill sets, such as editing, layout for publishing, and composition. Our highly customizable degree also allows you to pick the areas of writing that interest you. Whether you are planning to write your own novels or work in marketing, you can find a topic to suit your personal and professional goals.

What Are the Benefits of Our Online Master’s Degree in Professional Writing?

  • Explore new employment opportunities by demonstrating industry-specific strategic communication skills.
  • Develop in-demand skills such as technical writing, which has an estimated 12% job growth from 2020 to 2030 and a median 2020 salary of $78,060 per year.*
  • Pursue increased pay by learning how to adapt to many communication fields, including digital media and instructional technology.
  • Develop portfolio items during your coursework to demonstrate practical skills and marketable experience that could help improve your career options.
  • Complete coursework that can help equip you for college-level instruction so you can pursue potential supplemental income and pass on your knowledge to others.
  • Learn how to navigate the publishing process for your own creative writing from industry professionals like Karen Kingsbury.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, at Technical Writers, 2020 (viewed online April 20, 2022). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.


What Will You Learn in the Online Master’s Degree in Professional Writing?

Professional writers or students interested in becoming writers can benefit from the foundational skills and knowledge provided by the Master of Arts in Professional Writing. This program can help you launch a career in a new industry or improve your effectiveness in your current career. 

Through course material created in collaboration with Karen Kingsbury, this degree will cover the basics of editing, layout, and publishing. You can also learn how to use your writing skills to engage diverse audiences through various mediums such as blogs, op-eds, popular journals, and more.

Admission Requirements for Our Online Professional Writing Degree

A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 or above cumulative GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions-related information.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
  • Proof of English proficiency (for applicants whose native language is other than English)

*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. 

Online Master’s Degree in Professional Writing Military Benefits

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 small token of our thanks for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you by offering the following benefits:

  • Tuition discounts — $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve 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)

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