College of Arts & Sciences

Program Information

Degrees or Certificates Offered:


Delivery Method:

Distance Education/Campus

Program Website:

GRE (or other entrance exam) Not Required!

Graduate Program Contact

Dr. Matt Cox

Mailing Address:
ECU, Department of English, 2211 Bate Building, Mail Stop 555, Greenville, NC 27858

(252) 328-4889

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester Spring Semester 1st Summer Session 2nd Summer Session 11-week Summer Session
Priority ** ** ** ** **
Graduate School August 1st December 15th May 1st June 15th *

* Applications not considered for admission in this term

Application/Deadline Notes

Full-time, campus-based students seeking an assistantship in the Department of English must submit a complete application by the priority deadlines.

**This program does not have a Priority Deadline for this term.

Additional Information

Application Materials Needed:
  • Completed application form
  • Application fee
  • Official transcripts for all colleges/universities attended
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Intent

Students applying for the MA in English with a concentration in Creative Writing must submit a portfolio of original creative writing in one genre.


English Studies, Creative Writing, Linguistics, Literature, Multicultural and Transnational Literature, Rhetoric and Composition, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and Technical and Professional Communication.

Multicultural and Transnational Literatures and Technical and Professional Communication concentrations available online only – international students not eligible

**Temporarily Suspended Concentrations (effective fall 2020 until further notice)

Literature, TESOL, Rhet/Comp, Linguistics