List of Accredited Online Degrees

A degree in writing can be obtained under a creative writing program. Creative writing is generally focused on teaching students the foundations of writing fiction. Fiction is best described as the written story of information or events that are not factual, but are, imaginary and theoretical, often invented by the author. Non-Fiction is more truth and fact based documentary style of writing, best suited for journalism, news reporting and educational publishing.

Creative Writing is a degree pursuit for individuals who want to create original works like books, plays, screenplays or poems. The course curriculums of colleges and universities often include classes in reading and critiquing published works and other students' rough drafts, and also writing personal pieces. Creative writing classes will develop on a students’ unique niche and improve individual and personal critiques and progression. Writing degree programs will also teach students to strengthen critical reading skills, when assessing short story and novel writing, poetry, screenwriting and script writing.

Writing systems have developed and changed based on the needs of the societies that shape the usage of the written language. The development of a written script is the study of how people have evolved over time. Historians distinguish between prehistory and history, with the discovery of a written text. History, as we know it, is defined by the advent of writing. The documentation of ancient times is the start of written history and most likely began with the political expansion in ancient cultures that required a means for formal information, maintaining financial obligations and keeping historical records.

Opportunities for graduates with a writing degree can range from newspapers, periodicals, book publishers to nonprofit organizations. The evolution of social media and online editorials has created a variety of market specialty niches that appeal to certain interest groups. Many different businesses and organizations are using newsletters and Internet websites to reach the non-traditional target markets and the advertising and public relations fields are also providing a demand for the new-and-improved writing professional.

 

List of Accredited Online Degrees

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Creative Writing Master of Fine Arts Degree

This program teaches students the necessary skills to pursue professional creative writing careers within the world of entertainment while exploring the art of storytelling and the language of dif...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    47
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Master of Arts in Critical & Creative Thinking

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  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    33
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Master of Arts in English

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  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
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Master of Arts in English & Creative Writing

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  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:
    Course

Master of Arts in English & Creative Writing / Fiction

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  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:
    Course

Master of Arts in English & Creative Writing / Non-fiction

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  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:
    Course

Master of Arts in English & Creative Writing / Poetry

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  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:
    Course

Master of Fine Arts in Professional Screenwriting

Learn to write compelling, well-structured stories with memorable characters and you can build a career in film, TV, and transmedia—without moving to Hollywood. The MFA in Professional Scre...

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Private not-for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    Mostly Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    78
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing offers students the opportunity to master advanced skills in carrying out independent and sustained activity in creative writing in the areas of fiction, l...

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Private not-for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    58
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Master of Arts in Writing

Lenoir-Rhyne University offers a Master of Arts degree in Writing for students who are interested in studying multiple disciplines and fields to understand human ideas in philosophy, history, writ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Private not-for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Evangelical Lutheran Church

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    36
  • Credit Type:

MFA--Writing

Lindenwood University offers an online program for an MFA in Writing. This program focuses on the exercise and study of creative writing. Students will be introduced to multiple styles of writing ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Private not-for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    48
  • Credit Type:

MA English: Technical Communication

The Master of Arts in English: Technical Communication at Minnesota State University-Mankato is designed to teach students about becoming professional information developers, technical or professi...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    30
  • Credit Type:

Creative Writing - Master of Fine Arts

The MFA in Creative Writing degree from Naropa University is a low-residency program that includes online and in-residence instruction. It is being re-envisioned and will not be accepting students...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
    Buddhist
  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    0
  • Credit Type:
    NA

English - Professional Writing, Master of Arts

Earn your degree in English - Professional Writing, Master of Arts from Northern Arizona University...

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    Public, 4-year or above
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  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    36
  • Credit Type:

Master of Arts in Film and TV / Script Writing

It's all about writing a story, a good story, for those who desire to become a script writer or screenwriter. The online Master of Arts in Film & Television – Script Writing encourag...

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Private not-for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    30
  • Credit Type:
    Per Term

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing-Bilingual

Students can earn the online Master of Arts in Spanish Translation & Interpreting at The University of Texas at El Paso through a partnership with the University of Texas Online Consortium.

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    16
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester
  • Master of Humanities - Creative Writing

    Tiffin University offers a Master of Humanities degree in Creative Writing for students who are interested in studying multiple disciplines and fields to understand human ideas in philosophy, hist...

    • Sector of Institution:
      4-year, Private not-for-profit
    • Religious Affiliation:

      None

    • Degree Level:
      Master
    • Delivery format:
      100% Online
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      0
    • Credit Type:

    Master of Arts with a concentration in Literature & Writing

    Persons who are passionate about reading, analyzing literature, and encountering new ideas will find a program well-suited for them at Union Institute & University (UIU). The school boasts a numbe...

    • Sector of Institution:
      Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    • Religious Affiliation:
      N/A
    • Degree Level:
      Master
    • Delivery format:
      100% Online
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      36
    • Credit Type:

    Master's in: English–Technical Writing

    The Master's in English-Technical Writing program at Utah State University is a specialization of the Master's in English Degree designed for students who already have training or experien...

    • Sector of Institution:
      Public, 4-year or above
    • Religious Affiliation:

      N/A

    • Degree Level:
      Master
    • Delivery format:
      100% Online
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      33
    • Credit Type:

    Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (M.F.A.)

    Writers looking for a unique education may want to consider Arcadia University’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing course. This is a low-residency 2-year program that fully explores th...

    • Sector of Institution:
      Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    • Religious Affiliation:

      Methodist

    • Degree Level:
      Master
    • Delivery format:
      Hybrid
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      78
    • Credit Type:
      credits

    Master of Professional Writing (MPW)

    Earn your degree in Master of Professional Writing (MPW) from Chatham University...

    • Sector of Institution:
      Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
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    • Degree Level:
      Master
    • Delivery format:
      100% Online
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      30
    • Credit Type:
      credits

    MFA Creative Writing

    The Eastern Oregon University Low Residency MFA Program is a two-year, 60-credit-hour program. In June and January of each year, students are required to spend two years in residence at EOU. These...

    • Sector of Institution:
      4-year, Public
    • Religious Affiliation:

      None

    • Degree Level:
      Master
    • Delivery format:
      Hybrid
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      0
    • Credit Type:
      NA

    Master of Fine Arts for Writers

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    • Degree Level:
      Master
    • Delivery format:
      Mostly Online
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      6
    • Credit Type:
      Semester

    Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

    ...

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    • Degree Level:
      Master
    • Delivery format:
      Mostly Online
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      4
    • Credit Type:
      Semester

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