M.A. On Campus


Western Carolina University

24 months
20438 USD/year
20438 USD/year
10030 USD/year
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A graduate degree in English at the Western Carolina University helps prepare you for a variety of careers including teaching, writing and research-intensive professions.


Key facts:

  • The Master of Arts in English at Western Carolina University is a unique chance to receive highly individualized attention from a faculty comprised of award-winning writers and a New York Times best-selling author. The program’s course work offers students a deeper understanding of creative writing, research techniques, business writing, teaching theories and other skills. The 33-semester hour program also includes a carefully curated reading list, comprehensive writing exams and there is an option to complete a thesis.
  • A graduate degree in English can open doors in a number of disciplines. Many go on to teach in secondary and postsecondary environments while other find work writing, editing or researching. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states the average salary for community college literature and English instructors is $69,110 and the average salary for writers is $67,870.

Programme Structure

English curriculum include:

  • Writing for Careers
  • Technical Writing for Industry
  • Co-op: Writing and Editing
  • Proposal and Grant Writing
  • Writing for Electronic Environments
  • Advanced Issues in Technical and Professional Writing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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One Week Prior to the Start of Term


33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts: Applicants who earned a degree from an institution outside the United States must have their transcripts evaluated by an accepted foreign credential evaluation service
    • Standardized Tests: GRE, GMAT, or other standardized test results
    • Language Proficiency: Official scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the academic version of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) are required for applicants from countries where English is not the primary language. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20438 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10219 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    20438 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10219 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    10030 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5015 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Cullowhee

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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