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 for Entertainment Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree

In this program, students hone their writing skills through a variety of exercises, assignments, and projects that prepare them to meet the needs of an industry that is powered by creative visiona...

  • 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

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:

    Not applicable

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

Master of Arts in Professional Writing

Liberty University’s online Master of Arts in Professional Writing hones your communication skills, whether you work in finance, health care, higher education, public service, or another fie...

  • 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:
    Per Semester Credit

Freelance Writer

Students interested in writing have the opportunity to earn a Freelance Writer Diploma from Penn Foster Career School. Learning the business of writing, students work with editors and agents and p...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Diploma
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    6
  • Credit Type:
    units

Master of Arts in Critical & Creative Thinking

  • 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:
    Per Semester Credit

Bachelor of Arts in Writing

  • 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

Master of Arts in English

  • 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:

Master of Arts in English & Creative Writing

  • 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:

Master of Arts in English & Creative Writing / Fiction

  • 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:

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

  • 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:

Master of Arts in English & Creative Writing / Poetry

  • 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:

Bachelor of Arts in Communication / Professional Writing

  • 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:
    120
  • Credit Type:

Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing & English

  • 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:
    120
  • Credit Type:

Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing & English / Fiction

  • 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:
    120
  • Credit Type:

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

  • 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:
    120
  • Credit Type:

Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing & English / Poetry

  • 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:
    120
  • Credit Type:

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

    Not applicable

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

E-Certificate in Technical Writing

Louisiana Tech University offers an E-Certificate in Technical Writing which is ideal for students who wish to enhance their oral and written communication through advanced training.  Acquiri...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    15
  • Credit Type:

Writing for Children & Young Adults Certificate

McDaniel's graduate Writing for Children and Young Adults Certificate (WCYA) is intended to give students a direct path to getting their works published. The degree is specifically geared towards ...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    15
  • 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:

    Not applicable

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

Teaching of Writing Graduate Certificate

The Teaching of Writing Graduate Certificate at Minnesota State University-Mankato is ideal for prospective and current teachers who wish to gain expertise in teaching writing.  Individuals w...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    16
  • Credit Type:

Professional Writing Graduate Certificate

Earn your degree in Professional Writing Graduate Certificate from Murray State University ...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    15
  • 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:

    Not applicable

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

Post-Doctoral Certificate Program

National Graduate School of Quality Management offers a Post-Doctoral Certificate Program which is well suited for graduates of a doctoral program who are preparing and writing a manuscript. Stude...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    27
  • Credit Type:

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