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Applying for Graduate School

Information provided here is only intended as a supplement. Please refer any questions to the UNCW Graduate School office.

MA programs in English

UNCW's program offers a Master’s Degree in English, which includes courses that allow graduate students to individually specialize in a number of areas, such as:

  • Literature
  • Poetry/Drama
  • Cultural Studies
  • Rhetoric & Composition
  • New Media & Technology
  • Professional Writing
  • Linguistics

The Watson School of Education offers a separate degree for those seeking to teach in primary school, found here: Master’s Degree in Teaching English (MAT)

What do students think?

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Will I be employed?

A select number of applicants each year are granted paid teaching assistantships, as well as a tutorial award at the writing center. Other positions may be available on campus as well. More information can be found on the English Department website or by talking to the faculty advisor.

More information:

Information on deadlines, letters of recommendation, and required test scores can all be found here, with more complete information on all aspects of UNCW graduate studies found at the Graduate School website.

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