The faculty of the Department of English affirms the following principles, for the benefit of our graduate students and we believe, more broadly, for the benefit of the College of Arts and Sciences and, indeed, Indiana University.
An undergraduate degree with options
We offer three areas of study—literature and language; creative writing; and rhetoric, writing, and communication—and a diverse array of elective courses so you can pursue what interests you. A degree in English will help you develop advanced skills in writing, interpretation, and critical thinking. These foundational skills are valued by employers of all kinds and vital to a 21st century career.
A graduate degree that represents your interests
We offer a number of options for advanced degrees, and provide a foundation for shaping your research and creative activity. Our faculty provides thoughtful guidance throughout your graduate career, encouraging you to pursue your passions with the support and attention your interests deserve.
Recognized for vitality + innovation
Our award-winning faculty are celebrated researchers, educators, scholars, and writers. We foster an atmosphere of lively intellectual exchange, and provide a supportive environment for our community of students. Our faculty study everything from science to religion, business to popular culture, politics to philosophy, and more.