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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.

English News

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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College Confidential Cartoon Book
Chris Manno’s cartoon book College Confidential: A Cartoon Anthology (ISBN-10: 1724359347) is his firsthand cartoon account from the perspectiv...
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“A Shambles” won the William Faulkner Society Prize in Short Fiction
A new work of fiction by Matthew Pitt, “A Shambles”, won the 2018 William Faulkner Short Story Prize. The work was selected by John Biguen...
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Rhizcomics Wins Best Webtext of the Year Award
Over the summer, Jason Helms‘ digital monograph Rhizcomics: Rhetoric, Technology, and New Media Composition received the Best Webtext of the Y...
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