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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 $16,631. These schools have an overall recommendation rate of 58 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 $16,384 Associate $15,719 Bachelor's $16,195 Master's $15,146 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.

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30 Degrees from 12 Schools

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