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
Mar 21, 2019
Bryant, Colin, Levchenko, and Jenkins Presented at 40th Southwest Popular American Culture Association Conference Conference
Our MA Film Studies students Phillip Bryant, Mariana Colín, Darya Levchenko and Austin Jenkins presented their research last month at the 40th Southwest Popular American Culture Association Conference in Albuquerque, NM. Their academic trip was financed from the individual English Graduate Travel Awards granted […]
Mar 8, 2019
Chen, Khan, and Xie Presented at 8th Annual Symposium in Communicating Complex Information Conference
Our MS Technical Communication students presented their research at the 8th Annual Symposium in Communicating Complex Information (SCCI) at Louisiana Tech University last month. SCCI 2019 aims to explore how the design and presentation of complex information affect how humans use […]
Mar 2, 2019
Graduate Student Notes for February 2019
Peter Andrews and Marie Bissell, both first-year MA linguistics concentration students, presented at the Linguistic Society of America and American Dialect Society conferences in January. Andrews presented "Gender Differentiation of Ruralness in Southeastern Ohio," and Bissell presented "The Phonology of Intrusive [l]" and "The Role of […]
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