TCU’s Department of English boasts one of the premier graduate writing programs in the nation with 26 outstanding full-time faculty, including three endowed positions. The department is dedicated to fostering excellence in all areas of teaching, research, and service. Here are many more areas of distinction.
TCU's English Department
  • The job placement rate for newly minted English Ph.D.s is more than 90 percent, higher than many prestigious East Coast schools.  
  • The department publishes Composition Studies, one of the leading journals in the field of rhetoric and composition.
  • It also publishes one of the country's oldest literary journals, descant, which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary.
  • In addition to the ELF award, the department offers 26 distinct writing competitions, some of which date back to the 1920s.
  • TCU’s undergraduate literary group, The Bryson Literary Society, was established in 1928.
  • The department publishes eleven40seven, the undergraduate literary journal, and supports the Bryson Broadside Society, which publishes poems that are distributed on campus and in the community.
  • The department sponsors writing in all areas, including the New Media Writing Studio.
  • In addition to its nationally recognized Ph.D. program, the department offers undergraduate degrees in both English and Writing.
  • English Department faculty are prolific in a number of areas, including Victorian, Renaissance, and American literature, gender studies, and—of course—rhetoric and composition studies.
  • English Department faculty exemplify the TCU model of the teacher/scholar, having won every major University award for teaching and scholarship.
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