The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

12 months
13328 USD/year
13328 USD/year
3252 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The English program of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is designed to accommodate a wide variety of students.


The English program of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is for students whoo seek personal enrichment through increased knowledge and understanding; those preparing to pursue a Ph.D. in English or other advanced professional degrees; and those seeking professional advancement in such fields as writing, publishing, or teaching on the primary, secondary, or college levels.

There are eight concentrations available within the M.A. in English.  Additionally, the Department of English offers a broad range of courses in literature, composition/rhetoric, and language, including second language studies and applied linguistics.

Program Goals

Successful graduates possess a comprehensive pedagogical, conceptual, and reflective knowledge base that can be applied to their classrooms through effective instruction, responsiveness, and collaboration.  Program graduates will be able to:

  • Self-direct their personal and professional growth
  • Respond effectively to adolescent differences, equity and diversity, and global learning communities
  • Demonstrate advanced pedagogical content knowledge of the curriculum, as well as apply 21st knowledge, skills, and technical expertise
  • Improve educational practice through critical self-reflection, self-assessment, and applied research
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues, professionals, parents, guardians, families and individuals charged with the well being of learners
  • Assume a leadership role at the local, district, regional, state, or national level


The Department of English offers a number of internships for graduate students (limited to 3 hours of credit), which provide program-related experience in local television and radio stations, nonprofit and government agencies, and local businesses and corporations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • English Studies
  • English Language
  • Seminar in Language, Culture, and Society
  • Children’s Literature and Culture
  • Rhetorical Theory
  • Writing Fiction

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or its U.S. equivalent, from a college or university accredited by an accepted accrediting body
  • GPA 3.0
  • 30 credit hours of undergraduate coursework in English beyond the first-year level, or evidence of equivalent academic preparation for graduate study in English
  • A Statement of Purpose (essay)
  • At least three Recommendation Forms
  • Unofficial transcripts of all academic work attempted beyond high (secondary) school can be used for admission review. An official (officially certified) final transcript must be submitted if an applicant is offered admission. International transcripts provided in a language other than English should be uploaded, but a translated version should be uploaded as well
  • Official agency reports of satisfactory Test Scores (GRE/GMAT/MAT) no older than five years from date of application
  • Official and satisfactory scores on the English language proficiency scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13328 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6664 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    13328 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6664 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    3252 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1626 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


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