Read the World. Write a Way.

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.

Graduate Programs

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.

English News

These Are Our Demands is the winner of a Midwest Book Award
Matthew Pitt’s newest book, These Are Our Demands, won first prize in the Fiction: Short Story/Anthology Category of the 2018 Midwest Book Awar...
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Recent graduate receives fullbright award
Garrett Gomez graduated as an Honors Laureate with degrees in English, Spanish and Hispanic studies. Garrett Gomez, who recently graduated a laureate ...
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English professor receives national award for outstanding mentorship
Cheryl Geisler Award winner Dr. Richard Enos The Cheryl Geisler Award for Outstanding Mentor is presented biennially at the Rhetoric Society of Americ...
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The Department of English celebrates faculty and student achievement
Graduate student award recipients pose for a photo during the Department of English Awards (from left): Tim Ballingall, Whitney James, Micah-Jade Stan...
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TCU English takes on the British Women Writers Conference
First Row: Linda K. Hughes, Anne Frey, Mona Narain, Lesa Scholl; Second Row: Toya Mary Okonkwo, Susanna Sandford, Heidi Hakimi-Hood, Kate Lysinger, Ka...
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