MA in Professional Writing: Research Admin. Tailoring Your Writing Skills for Sponsored Programs


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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Do you have a passion for the written word? Perhaps writing has always been of particular interest to you, and you’d like to turn your writing acumen into a career. If this sounds like you, Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Arts in Professional Writing (MAPW) – Research Administration and Sponsored Programs may be a great fit for you. This degree program blends studies in writing with practical business applications, which can help you become a more marketable job candidate.

By partnering with us for your online professional writing degree in research administration and sponsored programs, you can learn a variety of useful concepts and strengthen skills that you already have. Our online writing degree in research administration and sponsored programs is backed by decades of experience in distance education, a brick-and-mortar campus, and a cadre of expert professors who are dedicated to your success.

Don’t choose just any university for your online writing degree – choose a university with your best interest at heart. By partnering with Liberty, you can gain valuable knowledge, learn new skills, and take your career to new heights.

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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

As a pioneer in distance education since 1985, we understand what it takes to design a flexible, affordable online degree program that will challenge you to grow while respecting your personal commitments to your job, family, and community. Our 100% online writing master’s program is offered in 8-week course sections with no set login times and no required intensives – allowing you to further your education from the comfort of home.

Another benefit to this degree program is the versatility it brings you as a job candidate. A writing degree is translatable across several professions – corporate communications, public relations, marketing, and of course, writing itself. While some degree programs are niche in focus, this online writing degree is broad – empowering you to pursue employment opportunities in several areas.

This online master of arts in writing – research and sponsored programs is made up of 3 sections: core courses, research administration courses, and thesis or elective courses.

In the core courses, you will study editing and publishing, theory and practice of writing as cultural engagement, and workplace writing. You will also study research methods, professional writing in the disciplines, and grant writing. A course in technical writing rounds out the core section of our online writing degree.

From there, this degree explores research administration and sponsored programs, grant evaluation and supervision, and contracts for sponsored programs. After completion of studies in research, the degree program moves into the final section: thesis or elective courses. Here, you have the opportunity to choose between completing a thesis or completing 2 elective courses. A thesis can help prepare you for doctoral-level work, while electives allow you to tailor your degree to your unique passions and interests.

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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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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 – $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.