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.
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Jun 30, 2018
Graduate Student Notes for May/June 2018
Ina Cariño’s creative nonfiction piece "Spam Stigma: An Open Letter to White People" was published on May 7 by VIDA Review. Cariño's poem "Feast" was the winner of the Sundress Publications 2017 Poetry Broadside Contest. The broadsides are available for […]
Jun 22, 2018 | The Graduate School News
Wolf of the Week: Stories from the Field
Each week, the Graduate School will feature a graduate student or postdoc who exemplifies exceptional leadership and communication skills both inside and outside of the classroom. The Wolf of the Week student will share research, personal NC State anecdotes and some tips for success. Tim Becker is a Masters student in the English department, and his research focuses on epistemology in the teaching of writing.
Jun 18, 2018
You Can't Play With Us: The Discursive Exclusion of Colin Kaepernick
When NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem, debates flared. What was going on beneath the surface of those public conversations? As someone studying rhetoric and composition, NC State graduate student Jose Martinez dove deep to research the discursive exchanges that followed Kaepernick's actions.
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