East Carolina University
 
Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences
Department of English


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Certificates & Degrees

Which graduate program is right for you?

The English department offers a PhD in Rhetoric, Writing, and Professional Communication, a MA in English with eight possible concentrations, as well as four Graduate Certificates. We welcome non-degree students in our courses as space allows.

Certificates

Our certificate programs provide students with advanced study and continuing education in four specific areas within the department. Many of our certificate students go on to apply and complete the MA in English. Other students have already completed a graduate degree, but they need to complete additional graduate work in a specific area. 

For those students that would like to pursue 18 semester hours of English graduate courses, we recommend that students apply to a certificate program and complete additional coursework.

We offer four Graduate Certificates including:

Certificate in Professional Communication, requiring 15 semester hours.

Certificate in Multicultural and Transnational Literatures, requiring 12 semester hours.

Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), requiring 9 semester hours. 

Certificate in Teaching English in the Two-Year College (TETYC), requiring 12 semester hours.

 

Master of Arts Degree in English

Each entering student should consult with the Director of Graduate Studies, who will review curriculum requirements and options and will suggest appropriate courses related to available concentrations: English Studies, Literature, Linguistics, TESOL, Technical and Professional Communication (TPC), Rhetoric and Composition, Creative Writing, and Multicultural and Transnational Literatures (MTL).

A minimum of 33 s.h. of course work is required, with a final presentation on the Thesis or Comprehensive Assessment Project. Subject matter from course work may also be a part of the examination.