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.

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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.

English News

Congratulations to English Department Graduate Students
Congratulations to our English Department graduate students who successfully defended their dissertations and theses! Mayra Guardiola – Thesis Defen...
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Interviews with Dr. Havens: Game of Thrones Maven
  Dr. Jill Havens’ Game of Thrones class draws student interest from across all majors and colleges.  It is a popular hit among students ...
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2019 Creative Writing Award Winners
Congratulations to our 2019 Creative Writing Award Winners! Visit to view the online publication of winning submiss...
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English Department Student Award Winners
Congratulations to all our student award winners! AddRan Festival Winner, Paper Contest, 2ndPlace, Ann Tran                             ...
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Dr. Ariane Balizet Wins Dean’s Teaching Award
Dr. Ariane Balizet was awarded the Dean’s Teaching Award at the Convocation of Academic Excellence on April 11, 2019. She was chosen from among eigh...
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