University of North Carolina Charlotte

24 months
17770 USD/year
4336 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in English degree program is designed to enhance your already established knowledge of the field, by guiding you through a highly challenging yet exciting curriculum, that should prepare you for a successful career, irrespective of the path.

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The Master of Arts in English degree program is designed to accommodate a wide variety of students:  those seeking 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 seven 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. 

Our faculty members include linguists, technical writing scholars, creative writers, literature specialists, and rhetoric/composition scholars. We publish a broad variety of scholarly and creative writing: ranging from studies of slavery in children’s literature, to politeness on Youtube, to ecocritical approaches to early modern literature, to the literacy of electronic gaming, to stories about women with dark horses. Our courses are equally diverse and provocative.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Storytelling, Movies, Science Fiction
  • The Films of Hitchcock
  • Writing about Literature
  • Children’s Literature, Media and Culture: Adaptations of Classical Children’s Literature
  • The Victorian Novel 
  • The Modern British Novel 
  • Modern Irish Literature 
  • British Drama to 1600, Excluding Shakespeare 
  • British Drama from 1600-1642, Excluding Shakespeare 
  • Literature of the American South 
  • Early Black American Literature 
  • 20th Century Black American Literature: Prose
  • Contemporary Poetry 
  • Modern Drama 
  • Modern European Literature 
  • Contemporary Fiction 
  • Pan-African Literature 
  • Gender and African American Literature 
  • African American Poetry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


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.
3 (required)
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

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).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
83 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Prerequisites, where applicable, as indicated by specific master’s program criteria. 
  • A Statement of Purpose (essay) submitted online as part of the application submission process.
  • At least three Recommendation Forms from persons familiar with your academic and/or professional qualifications.
  • Unofficial transcripts of all academic work attempted beyond high (secondary) school can be used for admission review.
  • Official agency reports of satisfactory Test Scores (GRE/GMAT/MAT) no older than five years from date of application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17770 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8885 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4336 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2168 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


  • Levine Scholars Program 20 scholarships estimated at $105,000 per in-state student and $155,000 per out-of-state student.
  • Crown Scholars Program awards $19,000 annually for tuition and fees, room and board, and other expenses and a $5,000 stipend for University-approved study abroad.
  • The Albert Engineering Leadership Scholars Program awards an annual renewable merit scholarship including tuition, fees, room and board; Up to $6,000 professional development allowance for an undergraduate summer research experience or internship.

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