The Department of English takes a broad and innovative approach to the discipline that encompasses a wide range of fields, including the study of language, literature, rhetoric, film, creative writing, college composition, and critical textual analysis. Broadly speaking, English trains its students in the power and meaning of words across time, context, and media. The department includes two nationally competitive Ph.D. programs in Literature and in Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English (RCTE). It is also home to a renowned MFA program in Creative Writing as well as a Masters program and Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language. Our Undergraduate English and Creative Writing major/minor programs prepare over 600 undergraduates for a wide range of occupations. The department is home to the award-winning University of Arizona Writing Program, which brings an active research agenda to bear on teaching the university’s general education writing foundation to thousands of students every year.
The English Department offers the following undergraduate and graduate degrees:
- Major/Minor in English
- Major/Minor in Creative Writing
- Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language
- MA in Teaching English as a Second Language
- MFA in Creative Writing
- Ph.D. in Literature
- Ph.D. in in Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English (RCTE)
The department is affiliated with SCCT, the University of Arizona’s interdisciplinary Ph.D. Minor in Social, Cultural and Critical Theory, as well as with SLAT, the interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching.
For specific learning outcomes, assessment activities and findings click on either undergraduate or graduate programs on the menu to the left.