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Deadline Extended!

The English M.A. with concentration in Literature, Medicine, and Culture at UNC-Chapel Hill has extended the application deadline for fall 2020 matriculation. Applications are now due June 9, 2020.

The Literature, Medicine, and Culture (LMC) concentration is an interdisciplinary Master’s degree program housed in the Department of English & Comparative Literature and intended for students interested in pursuing graduate study in health humanities or careers in a range of healthcare settings. Students can earn their Master’s degree in a single year of intensive study or over the course of two academic years. The flexible program of study allows students to craft an individual course of study across academic departments and UNC schools and work with affiliated faculty who are trained as literary critics, anthropologists, philosophers, rhetoricians, doctors, journalists, and bioethicists.

We seek students who have a solid grounding in the humanities, experience with interdisciplinary study, and demonstrated interest in the life sciences of biomedical fields.

Application requirements include:

  • UNC’s Graduate School online application & fee ($95)
  • Writing sample (10-20 pages)
  • Statement of purpose (max 750 words)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • GRE or MCAT scores
  • Transcript(s)

For more information about the program or application process, visit or email LMC Associate Director, Prof. Kym Weed at

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