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

“The Handmaid’s Tale” Screenwriter to Visit TCU
Reposted from TCU Magazine Dorothy Fortenberry will join a list of lauded writers to participate in TCU’s Live Oak Reading Series. by Madison Har...
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A Conversation with Dr. Richard Enos
  TCU Professor Dr. Richard Leo Enos in the English department. He teaches Rhetoric and Composition When I stepped inside Dr. Enos’s room for h...
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Alumni Student Spotlight: Nick Barnette
After graduating from TCU in 2017 with degrees in English and Film-Television-and-Digital Media, Nick Barnette set off for a year in Greece with the F...
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PhD Candidate named DRC Graduate Fellow
Whitney Lew James has been named as a Graduate Fellow by the editors and board of the Digital Rhetoric Collaborative (DRC). Every year, only six grad...
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A Forum Celebrating 200 Years of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
October 18 7:00  Film showing:  Frankenstein (1931) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935) Sponsored by the TCU Classical Film Series Moudy 164 S October ...
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