12 months
18548 USD/year
18548 USD/year
4720 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of English at University of North Carolina Wilmington enrolls more than thirty students in its Master of Arts Program. 


English students at University of North Carolina Wilmington, in consultation with their advisor, tailor their course schedules to their own career objectives and interests, selecting a variety of courses in literature, linguistics, rhetoric and composition, literary theory, cultural studies and professional writing.

Teaching Assistantships and Scholarships

  • Teaching Assistantships in the amount of $13,000 are available and are awarded on a competitive basis each Spring to the top five or six candidates among the applicants who submit their complete application by the deadline and plan to enter the program the next Fall.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods
  • Literary Theory
  • Theory and Practice of Technical Communication
  • Studies in Anglophone World Literature: Reading the Global South
  • Professional Science Writing
  • Writing in the Medical and Health Professions

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An application for graduate admission
  • Official transcripts of all college work (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Three academic recommendations (forms are provided with the application), addressing the applicant's demonstrated academic skills and/or potential for successful graduate study
  • An essay that addresses the applicant's purpose for graduate study focusing on how attending graduate school in English will help the applicant to achieve their professional goals. The essay should be no longer than 1-2 pages (approximately 500-600 words).
  • Evidence of a Bachelor's degree at the time of entrance
  • A ten-page analytical writing sample that includes a bibliography citing secondary sources in correct MLA format.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18548 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    18548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18548 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    4720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4720 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Wilmington

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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