Department of English

Teachers, Creators, Innovators

The English Department allows you to write a degree program that will help you reach your career goals as you choose one of our six undergraduate concentrations: African American Literature, Creative Writing, TESOL, Applied Linguistics, Literature, and Professional Writing. In addition to our 300 undergraduate students, we have over 100 graduate students pursuing Masters' Degrees, MFAs in Creative Writing, Graduate Certificates in TESOL, African American Literature, Writing Studies, and PhDs. English graduates succeed as lawyers, teachers, web designers, writers, administrators, journalists, and business professionals. With online degree programs and a variety of classes, the English major is flexible. English also works great as a second major or minor.

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  • Congratulations to all of our 2023 MA, MFA, and PhD graduates:
    • Uthman Alzuhairy - Applied Linguistics PhD
    • Daryl Anderson - Applied Linguistics PhD
    • CooXooEii Black - Creative Writing MFA
    • Shanna Cameron - Writing, Rhetoric, & Technical Communication PhD
    • Pamela Haynes - Literary and Cultural Studies PhD
    • Lindsay Helms - Applied Linguistics PhD
    • Kalib Lachapelle - Creative Writing MFA
    • Holly McGinnis - Creative Writing MFA
    • Hannah Pitner - Applied Linguistics PhD
    • Amir Rouhollahi - Applied Linguistics PhD
    • Rebecca Schallon - Technical Communication MA
    • Justin Williams - Literary and Cultural Studies PhD
    • Haley Winans - Creative Writing MFA
  • Congratulations to our 2023 faculty award winners:
  • Congratulations to all of our 2022-23 awards winners! To see a full list, click here.
  • Prof. Marcus Wicker was selected as a Harvard Radcliffe Institute 2023-2024 Fellow. A Radcliffe fellowship offers scholars a rare chance to pursue ambitious projects for a full year in a vibrant interdisciplinary setting amid the resources of Harvard. The 2023-24 fellows represent only 3.3% of the applications that Radcliffe received. Read more about this outstanding achievement here!
  • Dr. Terrence Tucker was awarded Alumnus of the Year at his alma mater, University of Kentucky. A clip of his speech can be found here and the UofM press release can be found here.