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By studying literature and writing, you’ll learn how to make connections between ideas, construct persuasive arguments and respect multiple viewpoints. You’ll gain critical-thinking skills that translate to a range of professions — from law to journalism to social work.

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TCU’s tradition of excellence in graduate studies combines intellectual development with practical training and professional mentoring. Because we admit only 10-12 students per year, we are able to give students individual attention throughout their degree program.


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A degree from the Department of English is exceptional not just in terms of the excellence of our work but in the unique experiences fostered by the exploration of literature, rhetoric and writing. Students and faculty are committed to a variety of intellectual and creative pursuits, working together and independently to challenge and exceed expectations.

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‘Rabble’ Rouses Interest in 1960’s Language
Reposted from TCU Magazine Brad Lucas was born right after the Days of Rage, a 1969 spectacle in Chicago where frustrated protesters from the hippie c...
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Department of English 5th Annual Celebration of Research
The TCU English Department hosted its 5th annual Celebration of Research December 7, 2017, which acknowledged and rewarded achieving faculty for their...
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Alumni Student Spotlight: Jennifer Fuller
  On October 18th Jennifer Fuller was awarded the Milken Educator Award, one of the nation’s most prestigious teaching recognitions. Considere...
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TCU English Department: More than a degree
Texas Christian University harbors an environment for important conversations, intellectual enrichment, and diverse exploration – and TCU’...
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Graduate Student Spotlight: Micah-Jade Stanback
Micah-Jade Stanback, a second-year Ph.D. student in English Studies from Hershey, Pennsylvania, specializes in children’s and young adult literature...
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