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The Literature, Medicine, and Culture program has three-related graduate programs geared toward students at different stages of their academic careers. All of these programs are supported by programming and mentorship in the HHIVE Lab.

MA Program

Students earn an MA in English & Comparative Literature with a concentration in Literature, Medicine, and Culture in this interdisciplinary degree program. The program’s flexible design allows students to craft an individualized plan of study across academic departments and schools. The typical course of study is two years, but it can be completed in a single calendar year of intensive study.

BA/MA Program

Current English & Comparative Literature majors at UNC are eligible to apply to the dual-degree BA/MA program. The program allows for the accelerated completion of both a bachelor’s a master’s degree in English & Comparative Literature, typically within 5 years.

Graduate Certificate Program

The graduate certificate is designed to provide PhD or professional students already enrolled in a UNC graduate program with additional training and a credential in health humanities without the 30-credit-hour commitment of the MA degree. Students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate program complete LMC coursework and participate in LMC programming.


Please visit the individual program page for more information about program requirements, eligibility, and admissions.