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Illinois State University's English Department offers academic programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The faculty is committed to providing students with a comprehensive education in the field of English studies helping students in achieving your academic goals. Find out how we may assist you in enhancing your Illinois State University academic experience.


The English Department at ISU offers a vital and exciting Undergraduate Program. The Program is based on the English Studies model; students have the opportunity to concentrate in many areas, including composition, literature, rhetoric, language and publishing.



Illinois State University's graduate program includes an MA/MS in English, an MA in English Education, and a PhD in English Studies. Our MA and PhD allow students to study Children's Literature, Creative Writing, English Education, Linguistics, Literary and Cultural Studies, Rhetoric and Writing (including New Media Studies, Professional Writing and Rhetorics, Rhetoric and Composition, and Teaching Writing), and TESOL

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