Why Study Here?

The SMU Department of English faculty help students think and write with clarity and grace as they prepare to work in a world where communication has become the signature endeavor.

Our undergraduate majors and minors will enter the arenas of government, law, business, public service, the arts, education, and every other field, mindful of the importance of language and imagination in effecting change. At the same time, the graduate students in our Ph.D. program are being prepared to join faculties at the best universities in the world.

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Internationally Recognized Faculty

Listen to Professor Greg Brownderville's TEDxSMU talk "How to Make Up Your Mind."
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Top Notch Graduate Programs

According to the Chronicle of Higher Education the English Ph.D. program has the highest teaching assistantship available among 111 universities surveyed across the U.S.
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Diverse Coursework

Creative writing at SMU allows undergraduate students to practice the arts of writing poetry and fiction under the guidance of widely published writers.