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Online Schools Offering Writing Degrees

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One of the 30 online writing programs listed here can prepare you for a career as a creative writer, journalist, editor, technical writer, or copywriter. These programs are available through 12 colleges and have an average yearly tuition of $16,682. These schools have an overall recommendation rate of 57 percent, according to our online student reviewers. The career helpfulness ratings of these colleges range from 0 to 100 percent.

Certificate Associate Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
Annual Tuition Certificate $16,233 Associate $15,700 Bachelor's $16,170 Master's $14,758 Doctorate $12,138
Annual Earnings (mid-career) -- -- Bachelor's $47,133 Master's $58,349 Doctorate $70,907

Online writing programs are available at the bachelor's, master's, and certificate level. At the bachelor's level, students may focus in areas like creative writing, English literature, communications, or journalism. Graduates can land entry-level writing and editing positions. Master's programs in writing require a thesis project. For example, journalism students would have to complete a long-form investigative piece, while creative writing students would complete a book-length manuscript. Master's graduates can land communications positions in industry, or they may decide to teach English or writing at the college level.

We found 12 online schools that match your criteria.
Accredited Online Colleges Offering Writing Degrees
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University of Phoenix Annual Tuition $9,830 - $12,760 Recommend Rate 57% (810 reviews)
 
149 Programs, 1 in Writing (view all)
  • Bachelor's in Liberal Studies
Ashford University Annual Tuition $10,938 Recommend Rate 66% (442 reviews)
 
136 Programs, 4 in Writing (view all)
  • BA/English
  • BA/Journalism and Mass Communication
  • BA/Liberal Arts
  • BA/Library Science and Media
Florida Tech University Online Annual Tuition $11,880 - $14,724 Recommend Rate 60% (67 reviews)
 
43 Programs, 1 in Writing (view all)
  • AA Liberal Arts
Grand Canyon University Annual Tuition $17,000 Recommend Rate 51% (170 reviews)
 
101 Programs, 1 in Writing (view all)
  • BA in Digital Film - Screenwriting
Southern New Hampshire University Online Annual Tuition $18,810 - $26,334 Recommend Rate 83% (12 reviews)
 
86 Programs, 8 in Writing (view all)
  • AA in Liberal Arts
  • BA in Communication/Professional Writing
  • BA in Creative Writing & English
  • BA in Creative Writing/Fiction Writing
  • BA in Creative Writing/Nonfiction Writing
  • BA in Creative Writing/Poetry
  • BA in Creative Writing/Screenwriting
  • BA in English Language & Literature
Arizona State University Annual Tuition $22,977 Recommend Rate 92% (12 reviews)
 
47 Programs, 1 in Writing (view all)
  • MLSt in Liberal Studies
Tiffin University Annual Tuition $19,890 Recommend Rate Add Review
 
22 Programs, 3 in Writing (view all)
  • Master of Humanities: Creative Writing
  • Master of Humanities: English
  • Master of Humanities: Film Studies
Southern New Hampshire University Online Grad Annual Tuition $18,810 - $26,334 Recommend Rate Add Review
 
109 Programs, 6 in Writing (view all)
  • MA in English
  • MA in English and Creative Writing
  • MA in English and Creative Writing - Fiction
  • MA in English and Creative Writing - Nonfiction
  • MA in English and Creative Writing - Poetry
  • MA in English and Creative Writing - Screenwriting
Full Sail University Annual Tuition $21,448 Recommend Rate 0% (1 review)
 
21 Programs, 2 in Writing (view all)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing for Entertainment
  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
Penn Foster Career School Annual Tuition $4,680 - $6,553 Recommend Rate 81% (47 reviews)
 
79 Programs, 1 in Writing (view all)
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