College of Online and Continuing Education, Liberal Arts programs at Southern New Hampshire University

Why you should consider this program

Develop critical-thinking, communication and research skills that are the foundation of a liberal arts education. Our online graduate programs-Communication, English, Creative Writing and History-include concentrations in New Media & Marketing, Screenwriting, and Public History—as well as one of the only fully online MFAs in Creative Writing.

SNHU's online liberal arts degrees online will help you develop your creativity, expand your knowledge base and gain the communication, analytical and research skills that are the foundation of a liberal arts education. Whether you want to earn a degree to break into a new field, advance your career or pursue a lifelong passion, SNHU's liberal arts degrees will give you the tools and knowledge you need to succeed.

Benefits for Coverdell Fellows

Tuition/fees for Complete Program Value of Coverdell Fellowship Net cost *
In state $ 22,572 $ 3,386 $ 19,186
Out of state $ 22,572 $ 3,386 $ 19,186
* Net cost is equal to tuition/fees minus fellowship value. For some universities, the fellowship value includes non-tuition/fee benefits such as health insurance or housing—see the first point below for more details.

Where the cost savings value of the Coverdell Fellowship comes from

15% tuition discount off each course taken when enrolled in any of the approved SNHU graduate degree programs.

Fellowships awarded per year (average)

SNHU has no limit on the number of Coverdell Fellowships that can be offered each year.

Application fee waived?



Opportunities vary depending on the specific degree program.

Jobs for program alumni

Because the Coverdell Fellows program offered through the College of Online and Continuing Education at Southern New Hampshire University is new, we do not have any Fellows who have completed their degrees yet.

Other details

Program length

Varies. A 36 credit program can be completed in 15 months.

Application requirements

While requirements vary by program, SNHU graduate degrees do not require GRE or GMAT test results.

Admissions process

Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our five graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor and identify yourself as an eligible Returned Peace Corps Volunteer.

Non-traditional options

  • Online degree program
  • Option to pursue degree part time while receiving the Coverdell Fellowship
  • 100% online programs. Coverdell Fellows may go choose to go part-time.

Year Coverdell Fellows partnership started



Peter Davies, Director of Arts and Social Science Marketing

Southern New Hampshire University
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Manchester, New Hampshire 03301