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The Department of English at the University of Arkansas teaches students how to think critically, argue persuasively, and pursue fulfilling goals. We also prepare students to apply for competitive jobs as top communicators in a wide range of professional fields: education, journalism, law, research, the corporate sector, non-profit work, and creative writing, among others. See, below, the different programs our department offers, and feel free to e-mail us at for more information.


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B.A. in English

Choose one of our amazing B.A. concentrations: Creative Writing, Rhetoric and Writing Studies, or Topical. Majoring elsewhere but love English and Rhetoric classes? Then consider minoring in English or Rhetoric and Writing Studies!

M.A./Ph.D. in English

M.A./Ph.D. in English

While rigorous in terms of the level of research and scholarship they require, the M.A. and Ph.D. Programs in English also emphasize professionalization to prepare students for employment inside or outside of academia.


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Creative Writing & Translation

One of the nation’s oldest M.F.A. Programs, and one of the “Top Five Most Innovative” (The Atlantic Monthly), we offer degree tracks in Fiction, Poetry and Literary Translation.


Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing & Public Rhetorics

Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing & Public Rhetorics 

The Graduate Certificate is a  fully online, 12-credit-hour graduate program developed to meet the needs of working professionals and graduate students in Northwest Arkansas and beyond.




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Reading by 2022-23 Walton Visiting Writer in Translation Ellen Doré Watson (Nov. 3, 2022)

The U of A Program in Creative Writing and Translation in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is proud to welcome literary translator and poet Ellen Doré Watson as its 2022-23 Walton Visiting Writer in Translation. Watson will give a reading of her work at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at the Fayetteville Public Library.
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Arkansas International Hosts Distinguished Reader K-Ming Chang (Nov. 1, 2022)

The Arkansas International and the University of Arkansas Program in Creative Writing & Translation are proud to present the Fall 2022 Walton Distinguished Reader at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the Willard and Pat Walker Community Room of the Fayetteville Public Library.
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Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies Student Receives Artists 360 Award (Oct. 25, 2022)

Sophia Ordaz, a Chicana writer and master's student in the Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies Program, is among several U of A community members to be awarded a grant from the Mid-America Arts Alliance for the 2022 Artists 360 Awards.