What will I learn?

A deep respect for the power of the written word draws students to our English program. Join Longwood's close-knit community of readers and writers, and learn how to put your love of words to good use.

Career Path

You'll have an edge on the competition in any of these jobs.

  • Technical Writer
  • Teacher
  • Communication Coordinator
  • Editor
  • Lawyer
  • Business Consultant
  • Social Media Strategist
  • Publications Manager


Earning an English degree from Longwood is just the beginning of your exploration and appreciation of words -- in books, poetry, essays, memoirs and literature of all genres, eras and regions.


Here, you'll practice and polish your professional writing skills. You'll learn to create clear, convincing messages for a variety of public communication jobs and develop your understanding of persuasive elements of writing, like

  • Formatting
  • Professional language
  • Awareness of contexts
  • Awareness of audience

Which department am I in?

Cook-Cole College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 120 semester hours)

Tuition fees
US$23,900.00 per year
Tuition fee: USD $11,950 per semester (12-18 Credit Hours)
Application deadline

Expected December 2021

Start date

Expected January, August 2022


Cook-Cole College of Arts and Sciences

Ruffner 104,

Longwood University,



23909, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Students must have Proof of successful completion of secondary education (e.g., secondary school transcripts, final exam scores, diploma) with certified English translations. Longwood recognizes the value of the International Baccalaureate diploma and will award transfer credit for IB exams.

Other English language requirements: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - 550 (paper).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.