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English studies is a big field, including English education, literature, creative writing, composition and rhetoric, linguistics, and cinema. Our diverse classes offer students more choices and more opportunities to explore their interests. Students hone critical reading and writing skills. They seek answers to the difficult questions. They create. They lead.

Employers notice the depth of knowledge students with English degrees bring to business. In "Want a Job with the English Degree?," Paul T. Corrigan, blogger and associate professor at Southeastern University, offers suggestions for how English majors might turn studying what they love into viable, long-term career paths.

Study what you love. 

Graduate on time.

Maximize career flexibility.

Turn classroom learning into real-world know-how.

News and Notes


We express our sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Lucas Dembicki, Writing Center Tutor and Fall '16 graduate. We share in your grief. Lucas was a fine student and colleague of the English Department. 

  • Are you psyched? Fall classes begin Mon., Aug. 21.
  • Deadline to apply for Fall Graduation is Sept. 1.
  • Current High School Teachers, New Grads: We have Graduate Courses!
  • Ask an advisor about ENG 2000 Introduction to Textual Studies, the new Rhetoric Minor, or the new Open Major.
We're So Proud!


  • English Ed graduate Janet Hernandez, '17, wins the first Fulbright in MSU Denver's school history. Amazing work!
  • Writes of Spring 2017 Winners have been announced. Woohoo! 
  • Dr. Cynthia Kuhn's book has won the Agatha Award for Best First Novel for The Semester of Our Discontent.
  • Prof. Mikkilynn Olmsted has received this year's Universal Design for Learning Faculty award, sponsored by MSU Denver's Access Center and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, for providing an inclusive, diverse learning environment.
  • Dr. Elizabeth Kleinfeld has received the Collaboration Award from MSU Denver's Access Center for her continued support for the Access Center. Dr. Kleinfeld recently established a Writing Center branch in the Access Center.
  • Creative writing student Hannah Stewart recently received Honorable Mention in Glimmer Train's contest "Family Matters" for a short story.
  • Alumna Jessica Thummel's novel The Cure for Lonely won the 2016 Dundee International Book Award. Thummel's award was featured by the BBC News.

A Community of Scholars, Writers and Readers

The MSU Denver English Department embraces the University’s mission of inclusive excellence and strives for programs and courses that value diversity in all its forms: race and ethnicity, gender, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientations, religion, socioeconomic class, national origin and nationality, linguistic diversity, age, disabilities, individual differences, and cultural affiliations.

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