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UMSL English Department

Welcome to the Department of English!

The largest Humanities department at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, we offer an undergraduate major and a minor in English, an MA with a concentration in literature or writing studies, and an MFA in creative writing, as well as undergraduate certificates in professional and creative writing. The Department’s award-winning faculty are dedicated and innovative teachers, writers, and researchers, offering courses reflecting the wide range of our discipline: British and American literatures from the eighth century to the twenty-first, of course, but also classes in expository, analytic, persuasive, and creative writing, in theories of writing and the teaching of writing, in linguistics, literary theory, world literature, literature and science, film, rhetoric, and disability studies.  

We also offer courses in cooperation with the Gender Studies Program, the Honors College, and the College of Education; we operate a WritingCenter that serves the entire campus; and we publish two literary magazines, Natural Bridge and Litmag.