Undergraduate Programs

The English department has several undergraduate programs, that offer or participates in offering the B.A. in English, the B.A. in English with certification for secondary teaching, and the B.S. in secondary education with an emphasis area in English. The department also offers a minor in English. Additionally, students with any major in the university may earn a Certificate in Writing so that they may demonstrate evidence of training in creative, journalistic, or technical writing.

Writing Certificate Program

The University of Missouri - St. Louis Writing Certificate Program is a nationally recognized program that enables students to develop and hone their skills, knowledge, and experience of writing. Its graduates, among the best writers in the St. Louis area, are prized by business executives, publishers, and community leaders who understand the value of excellence in language and communication abilities.

For more information about the program, and which certificates are offered, click here.

Graduate Programs

The department has several graduate programs, that lead to the Master of Arts degree. Students may pursue a literature track where they acquire a broad coverage in British and American writers or a writing track where half of the course work deals with composition and writing theory. The department also offers the Master of Fine Arts in creative writing, in which half of the courses are writing workshops and independent writing projects. In addition, the department of English participates in a Graduate Certificate in the Teaching of Writing.