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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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Office Hours

The English Department Office will operate under normal hours beginning 08/17/2020.  To adhere to social distancing and University Covid-19 policies, virtual appoints are encouraged and face-to-face may be available with appointment.  Drop in-visits are not available. To arrange an appointment, please contact the person you need and schedule a time for your visit.  If you are unsure with whom you need to speak, send a general email outlining your question to English@uncg.edu  and we will forward your email to the appropriate person.   Face masks are required for all visitors and all offices have a maximum occupancy that cannot be exceeded. Please be patient as we adjust to this new reality. Keeping all students, staff, and faculty healthy is our primary goal.

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In the News

Holly Goddard Jones New Book!

Congratulations to Creative Writing Professor Holly Goddard Jones on the publication of her newest book, Antipodes! Purchase your copy here.

Posted on June 22, 2022

High School Senior Evangeline Lothian Project on Fred Chappell

Evangeline Lothian is a high school senior, a published poet, and bilingual in French. She’s also working on her final […]

Posted on June 9, 2022

2022 Essay Contest Winners

Congratulations to Hannah Ward for winning the 2022 English Department Research Essay Contest! Hannah Ward is a third-year English, secondary […]

Posted on June 6, 2022


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Our Alumni

Dr. Matt Carter

Words are power, and learning to deconstruct and analyze the power words hold over us is more important than ever. My time in the program taught me that words can construct our realities, they can hold us under or lift us up, and they ultimately determine our potential in the world. I am more convinced than ever that we will never truly create a loving, uplifting society until we learn how to stop leveraging words as a club with which to beat others and start using them as an opportunity to empathize with those around us. Reading gives us the means by which to walk in others’ shoes. As we live in these dark times, stone-hearted against what others have to say, may we learn to listen twice as much as we speak.


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!