List of Accredited Online Degrees

The study of English is an academic discipline that encompasses literatures written in the English language as well as the production and analysis of texts created in English (or in areas of the world in which English is in common usage). Academic departments of many colleges and universities include concentrations beyond the English language and literature. The multi-faceted fields of study within the discipline of English can delve into literary criticism and theory, linguistics, law, journalism, composition, communication, cultural studies, creative writing and various courses in media, liberal arts and humanities.

The degree provides students an opportunity to develop skills in analytical reading with the aim of improving writing, rhetoric and persuasive expression and classical studies. The English major requires a much broader range of topics that reach across multiple disciplines while emphasizing the core skills of: analyzing literature, creativity and imagination, and understanding different cultures, civilizations, and literary styles from various time periods. To culminate the entire curriculum, students will end an English program with the necessary knowledge and skills to clearly and persuasively express ideas in the written form.

Future employers value the ability of English majors to write effectively, think logically, organize evidence persuasively, interpret language and express ideas orally. Upon completion of an English degree program, graduates will gain attributes required in professional positions of business, government, research, education and publishing. Potential career opportunities outside typical business organizations include cultural, entertainment, and communications industries, that also rely on the expertise of an educated communicator. English as a major course of study is versatile and will develop useful skills in many career fields.

 

List of Accredited Online Degrees

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Bachelor of Arts in English for Secondary Education

Grand Canyon University's Bachelors of Arts in English for Secondary Education degree program is designed to provide future middle and high school educators with the knowledge and hands-on tra...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Master of Arts in Teaching / English (5-12)

The M.A. in Teaching, English (5-12) is a great way for individuals who already hold a bachelor’s degree—preferably in English—to become certified middle or high school teachers ...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    4
  • Credit Type:
    Per Term

Master of Education (M.Ed.) / Teaching & Learning (English)

Liberty University offers an online Master of Education degree with a concentration in Teaching and Learning and a focus on English.  The degree program is suitable for teachers seeking non...

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

    Evangelical Christian

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    36
  • Credit Type:

BA in English

Deepen your understanding of language when you earn your online Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Ashford University. Gain a rigorous foundation of writing and critical thinking skills. ...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:

Master of Arts in English

See Yourself Succeed with an MA in English Your MA in English will provide a strong, in-depth foundation in British and American literary works, after which you can tailor...

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

    Not applicable

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

Master of Arts in English & Creative Writing

See Yourself Succeed in Creative Writing In this online master's program, you’ll study many well-known, published authors and how their works can help you refine...

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

    Not applicable

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

Master of Arts in English & Creative Writing / Fiction

See Yourself Succeed in Fiction Writing The art of storytelling runs perennially through history and society and is critical to cross-cultural communication. In SNHU's...

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

    Not applicable

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

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

See Yourself Succeed in Nonfiction Writing You'll learn how and why writers craft nonfiction narratives. The tools they use, shared by fiction writers, will become you...

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

    Not applicable

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

Master of Arts in English & Creative Writing / Poetry

See Yourself Succeed in Poetry Writing This creative writing graduate program challenges you to gain an appreciation for how the unique craft and vision of poetry is criti...

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

    Not applicable

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

English: Comprehensive Skills in Reading and Writing

Penn Foster Career School offers students a Certificate in English: Comprehensive Skills in Reading and Writing. Penn Foster allows students to pursue their interest in English by completing an on...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Primarily 2-year, Private for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    3
  • Credit Type:
    courses

English Composition I College Credit Course

Using problem-based learning and real-world situations, this course teaches you how to apply knowledge in practical and relevant contexts. Our Many Ways learning model...

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  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
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Bachelor of Arts in English

UMass Lowell's Bachelor of Arts Degree in English offers a flexible and vigorous curriculum grounded in British and American literary traditions, in the study of contemporary critical methods,...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Bachelor of Arts in English

The Bachelor of Arts in English provides a foundation for career preparation and graduate study. It emphasizes clear communication and critical thinking, skills fundamental to all areas of career ...

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

    Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Master of Liberal Studies / Literary Arts

The Master of Liberal Studies is a unique, flexible degree program designed to meet your personal and educational goals. Expand your knowledge of literature and abilities in critical writing throu...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    31
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Primary Texts Undergraduate Certificate

The Primary Texts undergraduate certificate allows students to examine the works of well-noted thinkers in philosophy, politics, literature and the sciences. Learn how to:...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    18
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Bachelor of Arts in English

The Bachelor of Arts in English teaches you to organize thoughts and ideas, and express them with eloquence and clarity as you explore English, American, and world literature. It also places an em...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    121
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

English Composition I

In English Composition I, students learn how to develop better writing skills by identifying & understanding the steps involved in the writing process.The online English composition course exa...

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  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
  • Credit Type:
    Per Course

English Composition II

As a continuation of the lessons in English Composition I, this college English composition course focuses on writing analysis & argument. Lessons also explore academic research writing, criti...

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  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
  • Credit Type:
    Per Course

Bachelor of Arts in English

In a world where writing, communication, and critical thinking skills are becoming increasingly important, the Bachelor of Arts in English from King University is an ideal option for students seek...

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

    Presbyterian Church (USA)

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    124
  • Credit Type:

English Associate in Arts Degree

The study of English is an academic discipline that encompasses literatures written in the English language as well as the production and analysis of texts created in English. Gaining a formal aca...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    65
  • Credit Type:

English Associate in Arts

The Associate of Arts in English is a transferable degree program offered by Lincoln Land Community College in Illinois. This program meets general education requirements for most senior instituti...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    62
  • Credit Type:

Literature Associate in Arts

The Associate of Arts in Literature is a transferable degree program offered by Lincoln Land Community College is for students who plan to transfer to a bachelor degree program at a senior institu...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    61
  • Credit Type:

M.A. in English

The Louisiana Tech University offers a M.A. in English. This program may enhance a student’s knowledge and training in British and American literature or technical writing. Enrolled students may i...

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

    Not applicable

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

Bachelor of Arts in English and Digital Humanities

Marylhurst University is a private, liberal arts school located south of Portland, Oregon. Founded in 1893, Marylhurst is Oregon’s oldest Catholic university and is dedicated to educating ad...

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

    Roman Catholic

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    180
  • Credit Type:

English

Earn your degree in English from Mercy College...

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

    Not applicable

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

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