Master of Arts in English
The M.A. in English offers four concentrations that represent distinctive dimensions of our discipline: Literature; Linguistics; Rhetoric and Composition; and Film Studies. While they share an emphasis on research and critical thinking, these options offer diverse perspectives and methods for exploring culture and language in myriad forms and circumstances.
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing – with a specialization in either poetry or fiction – is a two-year program of literature courses, workshops and electives that culminates in a thesis of literary work worthy of publication. Distinguished by the one-on-one attention students receive from our faculty poets and writers, the MFA program offers you a strong, supportive start to a life in Letters.
Master of Science in Technical Communication
The M.S. in Technical Communication is a 33-hour professional program that will prepare you for a wide variety of careers in professional and technical communication. Our program includes coursework in effective communication theory and practice, a capstone project and the equivalent of one semester of work in the field.
Ph.D. in Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media (CRDM)
CRDM is a four-year, interdisciplinary doctoral program built on the strength and commitment of faculty from the departments of Communication and English. You will utilize theories, methods and approaches traditionally associated with communication and English and develop new ones as well in this cross-disciplinary program.
Sociolinguistics Concentration - Sociology Ph.D.
This doctoral program enables students to work alongside faculty from both English and Sociology. You’ll focus on language variation and hone your skills in research methods, quantitative analysis, sociolinguistics and one of several sociological focal areas: crime, deviance and social control; family and life; food and the environment; class, race and gender; or work and the global economy.
Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities
This certificate program allows degree or non-degree seeking graduate students to design a 12-hour interdisciplinary curriculum of digital methods in the humanities. Choose courses from across NC State's colleges and Triangle institutions to construct your own intellectual cluster in support of your unique research interests.
GRADUATE PROGRAM NEWS more Graduate Program notes
Aug 31, 2016
Graduate student news for July and August
Arielle Hebert Arielle Hebert's poem "Verstandnis" will appear in the awards issue of Nimrod: International Journal of Prose and Poetry, out in September. The poem was a semifinalist for the […]
Aug 1, 2016
Writers Make Top Sci-Fi, Fantasy List
Five writers from NC State’s MFA in Creative Writing Program are receiving recognition for their work in science fiction and fantasy. Editors of the Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy series selected stories from one MFA student, three alumni and one faculty member to its latest list of notable stories.
Jun 7, 2016
Research Explores How Hurricane Warnings Reach the Public
NC State graduate student Laura Zdanski studies how hurricane warnings are communicated to the public. As part of a recent literature review of public perception and response to hurricane flooding, Zdanski explored the flow of technical information from experts to those at risk (the public) and those responsible for mitigating risk (governmental agencies).
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