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Considering an English Major? It May Be For You, If You Want To… teach English in high school be a journalist or editor be a poet or novelist be a lawyer teach English at a college or university have a strong liberal arts education

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Welcome to graduate studies in English at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Our department offers a full range of graduate programs, including the Master of Arts, the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, and the Doctor of Philosophy.

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The Department of English boasts twenty-six Tenure-line Faculty, and six Academic Professional Faculty working in a wide range of research interests. For more information about various Faculty, please visit their individual profile pages, and peruse the Faculty Bookshelf.

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In the News

Class of 2024 Spotlight: Katherine Wyrick and Hannah Ward

    Class of 2024: Katherine Wyrick Pursues Her Passion for Literature https://www.instagram.com/p/C6ZKtd1RniO/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link&igsh=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==   Class of 2024: Hannah Ward Says […]

Posted on May 9, 2024

Undergraduate Major Evangeline Lothian Publishes Her Debut Novel!

Congratulations to Evangeline Grace Lothian (B.A. 2025) for publishing her debut novel with SnowRidge Press! Olympia  A god without a […]

Posted on May 9, 2024

Drs. Jen Feather and Heather Adams Humanities At Work Receives Mellon Grant

$5 Million Mellon Grant Provides Paid Internships for Humanities Students

Posted on April 17, 2024

2023-2024 Roskelly Award for Pedagogical Innovation

Please join me in congratulating Pooja Shah and Janie Raghunandan, recipients of the 2023-2024 Roskelly Award for Pedagogical Innovation. The College Writing Program Committee (Heather Brook […]

Posted on April 16, 2024


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Ma’Kayla Hunter (BA ’20)

Executive Director

“Without my English background, I would not have the conversational, leadership, or writing skills to fulfill my current role.”

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College Writing Program

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Serving most of the university’s students through three core classes, the College Writing Program at UNCG teaches writing through an awareness of rhetoric so that students can craft their arguments with a specific audience, situation, and purpose in mind.

Did You Know?

  • The English major features small classes of students working closely with highly accomplished faculty to develop analytical and writing skills. Students can expect to be challenged, stretched, trained, and informed (as well as amused, moved, amazed, maybe even transformed). The English major allows flexible plans of study appropriate for different career aspirations.
  • The English Department awarded over $65,000 in scholarships to our undergraduate majors for Academic Year 2019-20
  • Our Graduate students received: $507,000 in tuition remission, $777,000 in stipends, and $50,000 in Grants, Fellowships, and Minerva Scholarships. For a grand total of $1,334,000 in financial assistance!